Traffic may be impacted by ongoing construction projects and a weekend rally

(Road construction in Ottawa. Photo: Flickr)

Ottawa and area roadways, it seems, are always under construction. Below is a list of new project starts and some ongoing activities that may or may not affect your commute to work or your attendance at Easter weekend events.

Baseline Road: Until the end of August, the following lanes on Baseline Road are closed to install a watermain at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital:

•      The north westbound lane between John Sutherland Drive and Cedarview Road, daily from 7 am to 3 pm.

•      The south eastbound lane between Cedarview Road and Valley Stream Drive, daily from 9 am to 7 pm.

•      The eastbound right-turn lane between Cedarview Road and Valley Stream Drive.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access to the Queensway-Carleton Hospital at all times. Signs will direct pedestrians and cyclists when detours are in place.

Carling Avenue: Beginning on Monday, April 22, the Carling Avenue westbound off-ramp from Highway 417 will be closed for four weeks to widen Highway 417.

Robertson Road: Beginning on Tuesday, April 23, one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on Robertson Road will close until August for construction on the TransCanada Trail Pedestrian Bridge and Robertson Road. The pedestrian bridge will remain open.

Elgin Street: Beginning on Tuesday, April 23, the Lewis Street crossing at Elgin Street will close for up to two weeks to accommodate deep sewer and water work for the Elgin Street renewal project. Waverley Street will be open for westbound traffic to cross Elgin Street. Jack Purcell Lane will become a two-way street from Lewis Street to Waverley Street to provide access to the Jack Purcell Community Centre. 

420 Rally for Cannabis — Saturday, April 20

Some traffic disruptions are expected between noon and 5 pm in the downtown area due to a demonstration on Parliament Hill and possibly Major’s Hill Park. There are currently no planned road closures at this time.

For more updates on construction and roadwork activity across the city or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s traffic report or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.


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