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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Friday, February 3, 2017
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Saturday, February 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Sunday, February 5, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Sunday, February 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Sunday, February 19, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (westbound) between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive, and Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place Private   Sunday, February 19, 2017
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
High
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (westbound) - closed; Wellington Street - lane reduction 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Vimy Place Private   Sunday, February 19, 2017
7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
High
Street closure in effect 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2017 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Monday, February 20, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Construction
Alexandra Bridge Steel Repairs Project 
Alexandra Bridge  Monday, October 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday to Sunday - 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Low
Gatineau-bound lane closed to vehicular traffic. A unidirectional reversible lane applied for the duration of the project. The Boardwalk will remain open, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect width reduction for short periods of time during this period. Cyclists are asked to walk their bike when travelling through the reduced portion. Pedestrians and cyclists will have to exercise caution while using the Boardwalk.  
12 
Construction
Alexandra Bridge Steel Repairs Project 
Alexandra Bridge  Monday, October 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday to Sunday - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Low
Ottawa-bound lane closed to vehicular traffic. A unidirectional reversible lane applied for the duration of the project. The Boardwalk will remain open, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect width reduction for short periods of time during this period. Cyclists are asked to walk their bike when travelling through the reduced portion. Pedestrians and cyclists will have to exercise caution while using the Boardwalk.  
12 
Construction
Building construction 
Catherine Street between O’Connor Street and Bank Street   Saturday, January 21, 2017
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
High
Street reduced to one lane 
12 
Construction
Building construction 
Champagne Avenue between Beech Street and Hickory Street  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
General maintenance on bridge 
Chaudières Crossing   Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 27, 2017
 
Low
Complete closure of the Ottawa-bound lanes. Traffic permitted in both directions; one northbound and one southbound lane will remain open at all times. Pedestrians and cyclists not be affected by these lane reductions  
12, 14 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Daly Avenue between Nicholas Street and Waller Street  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the south side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 
Construction
NAC Renovation project 
Elgin Street between Albert Street and Queen Street  Saturday, May 7, 2016 to Friday, February 3, 2017
 
High
Elgin northbound reduced from three to two lanes (through and left) between Albert and Queen. Sidewalk on east side of Elgin closed between Albert and Queen. Crosswalk between south side of Queen to Elgin closed.  
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Highway 417 westbound east of the Split to Highway 174 eastbound   Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Ramp closed. Motorists are encouraged to use Innes Road as a detour 
11 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Hurdman Station Multi-use pathways  Friday, October 23, 2015 to Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Force Main installation 
Katimavik Road between Eagleson Road and Castlefrank Road  Tuesday, January 3 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
Low
Road reduced to one lane in each direction 
23 
Construction
Kanata West Pump Station and Force Main Construction 
Katimavik Road between Whitney Drive and Eagleson Road  Tuesday, January 17 to Friday, July 14, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for five minute intervals  
Low
Road closed for five minutes intervals and reopened to allow traffic to disperse. This process will be repeated, as required. 
23 
Construction
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound  
Laurier Avenue at King Edward Avenue  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound no longer permitted 
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Lees Avenue on-ramp (Eastbound)  Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
On-ramp closed – signage in place 
11 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Lyon Street North between Sparks Street and Albert Street; and Queen Street between Bay Street and Kent Street  Monday, July 13, 2015 to Monday, July 31, 2017
 
Medium
Lyon Street reduced to two southbound lanes. Lane reductions on Queen Street in effect  
14 
Construction
General maintenance inspections on the Memorial Arch. 
Lyon Street between Wellington Street Queen Street  Friday, July 31, 2015 to Thursday, August 3, 2017
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Medium
Intermittent lane reductions 
14 
Construction
Construction work 
Main Street between Hawthorne Avenue and Lees Avenue  Thursday, January 19 to Monday, January 23, 2017
beginning at 6 a.m., Thursday, January 19 
Medium
Reduced to one lane in each direction. Pedestrian access will not be affected by the construction, while cyclists and motorists will be expected to use the same lanes. 
16 
Construction
Façade rehabilitation 
Metcalfe Street at Sparks Street  Monday, March 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Medium
Metcalfe reduced to one lane 
14 
Construction
Final phase East Transit Detour 
Nicholas Street between Laurier Avenue and Hwy. 417  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Nicholas Street will be reduced to one general traffic lane northbound and will be marked with a northbound reserved bus lane between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue. Buses will also use Nicholas Street in the southbound direction in either of the two traffic lanes, with a reserved bus lane beginning at the 417 Eastbound on-Ramp. Motorists should plan out alternate routes in advance and encouraged to avoid the area if possible.  
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
O’Connor Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street, and intersection of O’Connor Street and Queen Street   Monday, November 9, 2015 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
High
Lane and intersection reductions in effect. One lane on O’Connor Street will remain open to motorists and cyclists at all times. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians at all times, but there may be intermittent closures on the east side. Please follow signed detours 
12, 14 
Construction
Facilitating maintenance of adjacent building  
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Friday, June 2, 2017
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - construction for future Lyon Station 
Queen Street at Lyon Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Saturday, July 29, 2017
 
High
Following lane reductions in effect: • Lane reductions along Lyon Street between Sparks Street and Albert Street • Lyon Street bike lane is removed from Sparks to Albert streets for the duration of Lyon Station west entrance construction  
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project - Rideau Sreet Station 
Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Medium
Cars and cyclists are still not permitted on this portion of Rideau Street until the O-Train Confederation Line begins operating in 2018. However, it is now open to bus and taxi traffic. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences remains open as usual. 
12 
Construction
Connection of new services  
Roosevelt Avenue between Byron Avenue and Ravenhill Avenue  Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Scott Street/Albert Street between Smirle Avenue and Empress Avenue   Monday, July 6, 2015 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 
Medium
Long term lane reductions to accommodate new bus only lanes, Scott Street and Albert Street have been reduced to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane at all times  
15 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Waller Street between Laurier Avenue East and Nicholas Street  Friday, July 26, 2013 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Waller Street between Daly Avenue and Mackenzie King Bridge  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the west side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 
Construction
Facilitating building repair 
Wellington Street between Kent Street and Bank Street  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
Low
Sidewalk on south side closed 
14 
Construction
Connection of new services  
Willow Street between Rochester Street and Preston Street  Wednesday, January 11 to Friday, January 20, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
14 

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