Ottawa – Upcoming events and projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:
Carling Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound – On Saturday, August 10, the Carling Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will be closed for seven weeks to rehabilitate the Merivale Road bridge and to build a retaining wall. Vehicles will be detoured via Carling Avenue to the Maitland Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound.
Elgin Street –The Somerset Street crossing at Elgin remains closed for up to 9 weeks for underground utility work and intersection reconstruction. While closed, Cooper Street is open to route eastbound traffic and MacLaren Street is open to route westbound traffic across Elgin. In addition, the Gladstone Avenue crossing at Elgin reopened on Tuesday, July 30. Visit ottawa.ca for additional information and detour maps.
Highway 417 between Moodie Drive and Pinecrest Road – There will be intermittent lane closures on Highway 417 between Moodie Drive and Pinecrest Road until November to pave the road and to add noise barriers. Closures will take place on weeknights, from 9 pm to 6 am.
Highway 417 between Bronson Avenue and Carling Avenue – From Saturday, August 10 at 6 pm to Sunday, August 11 at 11 am, Highway 417 will be fully closed from Bronson Avenue to Carling Avenue for rehabilitation and widening. Vehicles will be detoured via Carling Avenue. There will be lane closures and delays on Highway 417 from Friday, August 9 at 9 pm to Monday, August 12 at 6 am. Visit ottawa.ca for additional information and detour maps.
Hog’s Back Bridge – From Monday, August 12 until May 2020, the Hog’s Back Bridge will be closed to vehicles so the National Capital Commission can rehabilitate the bridge. Vehicles will be detoured along Riverside Drive, the Heron Road Bridge and Prince of Wales Drive. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access the bridge during construction. Colonel By Drive and the Rideau Canal will remain open.
Greenbank Road – From Tuesday, August 6 until the end of October, there will be intermittent lane closures on Greenbank Road between Fallowfield Road and West Hunt Club Road to replace the asphalt and to improve safety. One lane in each direction will be open during peak hours.
Ottawa – Highway 417 between Carling Avenue and Bronson Avenue will be fully closed to traffic from Saturday, August 10 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Significant delays are expected during the closure.
During this closure, the Ontario Ministry of Transpiration (MTO) will be reconfiguring traffic lanes for the next phase of the ongoing highway expansion between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive. Additional information regarding the highway expansion is available here.
Westbound on-ramps to Highway 417 at O’Connor Street, Lyon Street, Bronson Avenue, Rochester Street and Parkdale Avenue will be closed during this period.
Eastbound on-ramps to Highway 417 at Maitland Avenue, Carling Avenue and Parkdale Avenue will be closed during this period. The Carling Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will continue to remain closed for a period of seven weeks following this work.
During the 17-hour closure of Highway 417, the following detours will be in effect (see maps):
- Westbound motorists must exit the highway at Bronson Avenue onto Catherine Street
- Proceed via Catherine Street westbound onto Raymond Street
- Proceed via Raymond Street westbound to Booth Street
- Proceed via Booth Street southbound to Carling Avenue
- Proceed via Carling Avenue westbound onto the westbound Highway 417 on-ramp at Kirkwood Avenue (west of the fire station)
- Eastbound motorists must exit the highway at Carling Avenue and continue east to Bronson Avenue
- Proceed via Bronson Avenue northbound to Chamberlain Avenue
- Proceed via Chamberlain Avenue eastbound onto Isabella Street
- Proceed via Isabella Street eastbound onto the eastbound Highway 417 on-ramp at Metcalfe Street
The MTO has advised that there may be lane closures before and after the full closure, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, August 9 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 12.
The public is advised to plan all trips well in advance as significant delays are expected during the closure. There are many other transportation options including OC Transpo, carpooling and other alternative forms of transportation to get around the city while this closure is in place.