Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Friday May 4

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Upcoming projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

  • CN Cycle for CHEO – Roads will be closed for the CN Cycle for CHEO on Sunday, May 6, from 6 am until approximately 1 pm. For the complete list of roads affected by this event visit https://cncycle.ca/participant-info/routes/.

 

  • Battle of the Atlantic – Roads will be closed for the commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic on Sunday, May 6, from 7:30 am until noon. Roads closures include:
    • Elgin Street between Albert Street and Wellington Street
    • Queen Street between Elgin Street and Metcalfe Street
    • Wellington Street / Rideau Street between O’Connor Street & Mackenzie Avenue (eastbound lanes)
    • Colonel By Drive between Rideau Street and Daly Avenue
    • Metcalfe Street between Queen Street and Wellington.Street

Most traditional main access routes to the ByWard Market remain unchanged. Access to the ByWard Market will be still be available:

  • From the west or south via the Mackenzie King Bridge to Rideau Street and King Edward Avenue to St. Patrick Street.
  • From Gatineau via the Alexandra Bridge to Murray Street
  • From the east roads are not affected
  • Murray Street and St. Patrick Street will remain open
  • Elgin Street – Preparatory facilitation work for the second phase of Bell Canada’s infrastructure upgrades, including the relocation of some watermains near the intersection of Elgin Street and Nepean Street, will take place from May 4 to 7. Following this, the second phase of Bell’s work will begin on May 7 between Cooper Street and Gloucester Street only.

May 4

  • Beginning at 9 am on Friday, May 4, Elgin Street southbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic from Lisgar Street to Nepean Street for the day
  • No parking on Elgin Street from Nepean Street to Lisgar Street until May 7
  • No parking on Nepean Street from Metcalfe Street to Elgin Street until May 7
  • No parking on Lisgar Street from Elgin Street to 30 metres west of Elgin Street until end of June

 May 5 and 6  

  • Traffic on Elgin Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Gloucester Street to Lisgar Street on the east side of the median
  • No access to Elgin Street from Nepean Street
  • Traffic on Nepean Street will be temporarily adjusted to two-way traffic between Elgin Street and Metcalfe Street

 May 7     

  • Traffic on Elgin Street will be reduced to three lanes between Gloucester Street and Cooper Street. The west-side lane in this section will be closed
  • No parking will be permitted on the west side of Elgin Street from Lisgar Street to Cooper Street
  • Access to the City Hall Parking Garage will be maintained at all times
  • No parking will be permitted on Nepean Street and Lisgar Street from Elgin Street to 30 metres west of Elgin
  • Pedestrian access to businesses will remain open at all times
  • Work is expected to be completed by late June

These restrictions will be in place from May 7 until expected completion in late June 2018, with the exception of a further watermain relocation near the intersection of Elgin and Lisgar that will take place from May 12 to 14:

May 12

  • Traffic on Elgin Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Gloucester Street to Lisgar Street on the east side of the median
  • No access to Lisgar Street from Elgin Street
  • Traffic on Lisgar Street will be temporarily adjusted to two-way traffic between Elgin Street and Metcalfe Street
  • No parking on Lisgar from Elgin Street to Metcalfe Street
  • The work is expected to be complete by May 14, and revert back to May 7 impacts described above.

Signed detours will be in place to direct motorists around the closures. For more updates on the construction and road work activity across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s Traffic Report on ottawa.ca or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

Catherine McKenney