From CBC Ottawa:
Some Stittsville residents are protesting the impending closure of what’s become a main thoroughfare in the west Ottawa community — by throwing a party.
The “Rosehill Expressway” party is set for Sunday afternoon, a tongue-in-cheek attempt to draw attention to what residents say will be a surge in traffic on Rosehill Avenue, when the city closes a portion of nearby Johnwoods Street later this week.
“We’re worried that we’re going to have cars speeding down a long, wide street with no stop signs,” said Carol Lenz, the president of the Bryanston Gate Community Association.
“We want people to know the ‘Rosehill Expressway’ is coming, and we want to make sure that doesn’t happen. We want to have safety measures in place first.”
Sunday at noon we are doing a tongue-in-cheek “celebration” to mark the opening of the Rosehill Expressway. If you’re in Stittsville join us for the big reveal! pic.twitter.com/DoslWlJ58X
— Glen Gower (@glengower) November 12, 2017