Demonstrations will affect many roads throughout Ottawa
Ottawa – Demonstrators using Ottawa roadways are expected to begin arriving today and their effect will be felt throughout the weekend, although there is currently no known end time for the demonstrations. People are advised to avoid unnecessary travel, especially in the downtown core. If you do travel, plan ahead and expect significant delays.
Pedestrians and cyclists should be aware that there will be a significant heavy truck presence on roads and they should exercise caution.
The protest is expected to occupy several streets in the downtown area around Parliament Hill. Major impacts include but are not limited to:
- Wellington Street
- Queen Street
- Metcalfe Street
- O’Connor Street
- Lyon Street
- Kent Street
- Sir John A Macdonald Parkway
- Queen Elizabeth Driveway
- Laurier Avenue and Elgin Street around Confederation Park
Redwood Avenue, between Byron Avenue and Richmond Road, will close daily between 7 am and 5 pm from Monday, January 31 to Friday, February 4.
The Highway 174 westbound on-ramp from southbound Tenth Line Road will close nightly between 9 pm and 5:30 am from Monday, January 31 to Friday, February 4.
Bank Street, from Leitrim Road to Dun Skipper Drive, will have shoulder lane reductions from Wednesday, February 2 to mid-March 2022 for geotechnical investigative work for the Bank Street widening project. Signage will be in place and pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained.