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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Inspiration Village 
York Street (central median and parking spaces) between Sussex Drive and ByWard Market Square  Sunday, April 23 to Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Midnight, Sunday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, September 20 
Low
Street closure in effect 
12 
Special Event
Inspiration Village 
York Street (westbound lanes) between Sussex Drive and ByWard Market Square  Saturday, May 20 to Monday, September 4, 2017
noon to 8 p.m. each day 
Low
Street closure in effect (westbound lanes)  
12 
Special Event
Hike for Life  
Walk - east on Gloucester Street between the St. Patrick Basilica and Kent Street, north on Kent Street between Gloucester Street and Laurier Avenue, and east on Laurier Avenue between Kent Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Participants will return to St. Patrick Basilica using the same route in reverse  Saturday, April 29, 2017
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
HWPL March 
West on Laurier Avenue between City Hall and Elgin Street, and north on Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and the National War Monument  Saturday, April 29, 2017
noon to 12:30 p.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Alive to Strive Race 
Hog's Back Road between Prince of Wales Drive and Riverside Drive   Sunday, April 30, 2017
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Low
Road closure in effect 
12, 14, 16 
Special Event
MS Walk 
Goldenrod Driveway between Yarrow Driveway and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, Parkdale Avenue between Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and Burnside Avenue, and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway between Slidell Street and Island Park Drive; Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place (one westbound lane to remain open for access to the National War Museum), Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway between Vimy Place and Slidell Street, and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway eastbound exit to Parkdale Avenue   Sunday, April 30, 2017
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Medium
Road closures in effect 
14, 15 
Special Event
PoutineFest 
Most westerly curb lane of O'Connor Street between Sparks Street and Wellington Street  Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
9 a.m., Thursday, April 27 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 30 
Low
Lane closure in effect 
12, 14 
Special Event
Collega Walk for Water 
South on Cartier Street between Ottawa and Somerset Street West, east on Somerset Street West between Cartier Street and Colonel By Drive (over the Corkstown Bridge), south on Colonel By Drive between Corkstown Bridge and Pathway to Echo Drive (Concord Street), south on Echo Drive between Concord Street and 171 Echo Drive pathway back on to Colonel By Drive, south on Colonel By Drive between 171 Echo Drive pathway and Pretoria Bridge, west on Pretoria Bridge between Colonel By Drive and Queen Elizabeth Driveway, north on Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Pretoria Bridge and Cooper Street, west on Cooper Street between Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Cartier Street, and north on Cartier Street between Cooper Street and OttawaCity Hall  Monday, May 1, 2017
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
March and demonstration 
March – sidewalks east on Wellington Street between Parliament Hill (Metcalfe Street entrance) and Elgin Street, and south on Elgin Street between Wellington Street and the National War Monument Demonstration – sidewalk opposite the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (55 Mackay Street)   Monday, May 1, 2017
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Low
March and demonstration restricted to sidewalks 
12, 13 
Special Event
March  
March – sidewalks on Wellington Street between Portage Bridge and Parliament Hill (Metcalfe Street entrance). The participants will return to Portage Bridge using the same route in reverse  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
St. Mark Catholic High School Walk 
Walk – sidewalks – Longshadow Street between St. Mark Catholic High School (1040 Dozois Road) and City of Ottawa pathway, Meadowshire Way between City of Ottawa pathway and Knights Drive, Knights Drive between Meadowshire Way and Red Castle Ridge, Red Castle Ridge between Knights Drive and Meadowshire Way, Meadowshire Way between Red Castle Ridge and City of Ottawa pathway, Longhearth Way between City of Ottawa pathway and Longshadow Street, and Longshadow Street between Longhearth Way and St. Mark Catholic High School – end of walk  Thursday, May 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to the sidewalks (or shoulders/roadway where no sidewalks exist) 
20 
Special Event
New Edinburgh Bike Rodeo 
Stanley Avenue between Keefer Street and River Lane   Saturday, May 6, 2017
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Low
Street closure in effect 
13 
Special Event
Blossom Park Public School Run  
Sixth Street between Queensdale Avenue and Athans Avenue and St. Bernard Street between Sixth Street and the westerly property limit of St. Bernard Elementary School (1722 St. Bernard Street)  Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:30 a.m. to noon 
Low
Street closures in effect  
10 
Special Event
Due to construction work on Airport Parkway overpass at Uplands Drive  
Airport Parkway   Monday, May 1 to Monday, May 15, 2017
7 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
Low
Lane closures in effect every night. One lane of traffic will be open in each direction at all times, and access to and from the Ottawa Airport and Uplands Drive will be maintained throughout 
16 
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
Steel repairs  
Alexandra Bridge  Saturday, April 29 to Monday, May 1, 2017
6 a.m., Saturday, April 29, to 6 a.m., Monday, May 1 
High
Bridge closed to vehicular traffic.The Boardwalk will remain open, however, 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
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Bedale Drive between Crystal Beach Drive and Carling Avenue  Monday, May 29 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Campeau Drive road widening project to four lanes 
Campeau Drive between Huntmar Drive and Country Glen Way   Monday, April 10 to Friday, July 28, 2017
 
Medium
Temporary intermittent lane closures 
4 
Construction
Hydro manhole rebuild 
Carling Avenue westbound between Booth Street and Rochester Street   Friday, April 21 to Monday, May 15, 2017
 
Medium
Carling Avenue westbound reduced to two through lanes 
14, 17 
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
Due to repair work 
Chaudiere Crossing   Friday, April 28 to Monday, May 1, 2017
8 p.m., Friday, April 28 to 5 a.m., Monday, May 1  
Low
Ottawa-bound lane closure in effect. The Gatineau-bound lane will remain open for alternating traffic in both directions. Traffic control signage will be in place and vehicular traffic will be controlled by traffic lights 
14 
Construction
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Conniston Avenue between Crystal Beach Drive and Graynor Place  Monday, May 15 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Cordillera Street between Canadian Shield Avenue and Campeau Drive  Monday, April 10 to Friday, May 19, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
4 
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, June 23, 2017
 
Low
Sidewalk on east side of Elgin closed between Albert and Queen. Crosswalk between south side of Queen to Elgin closed  
14 
Construction
Manhole rebuild 
Elgin Street at Slater Street  Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 16, 2017
 
Medium
Reduction to two lanes in each direction 
14 
Construction
Equipment set-up to facilitate the installation of 36 new hydro poles by Hydro Ottawa 
Fallowfield Road between Eagleson Road and Old Richmond Road  Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
21 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Friel Street between Laurier Avenue East and Wilbrod Street  Monday, June 5, 2017
 
Low
Road closed.  
12 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Great Lakes Avenue between Canadian Shield Avenue and Campeau Drive  Monday, April 10, 2017 to Thursday, May 19, 2016
 
Low
Road closed 
4 
Construction
Installation of the South Nepean Collector sewer 
Greenbank Road between Jockvale Road and Half Moon Bay Road  Monday, May 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
3, 22 
Construction
Installation of the South Nepean Collector sewer 
Greenbank Road between Jockvale Road and Cambrian Road  Monday, May 1 to Monday, June 12, 2017
 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
3, 22 
Construction
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Hexham Road between Stillwater Drive and Marsden Place  Monday, May 29 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Culvert replacement 
Highway 174 at Blair Road  Monday, March 13 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
Medium
East and westbound alternate shoulder closures with intermittent off-peak lane closures 
2, 11 
Construction
To facilitate installation of new overhead wires 
Highway 174 at Blair Road interchange  Thursday, May 4, 2017
1 a.m. to 5 a.m. 
Low
Road closure - short duration closures up to 15 minutes per occurrence. OPS on site to control traffic. 
2, 11 
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
Installation of water valve chamber to watermain 
Holitman Drive at Foxfield Drive intersection  Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, May 12, 2017
 
Low
Lane closures in effect. Flag persons on site to control traffic through intersection 
3 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Imperial Avenue between Chamberlain Avenue and Renfrew Avenue  Tuesday, April 18 to Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Placement of equipment and materials on roadway to facilitate replacement of hydro poles 
Kinburn Side Road between Torbolton Ridge Road and Becks Road   Sunday, May 28, 2017
6 a.m. to noon 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
5 
Construction
Manhole rehabilitation  
King Edward Avenue @ Somerset Street  Saturday, May 6 to Sunday, May 7, 2017
 
Medium
King Edward Avenue reduced to one lane in each direction. OPS on site to control traffic  
12 
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
Connection of new services 
Laurier Avenue East between Sweetland Avenue and Friel Street  Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
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
Placement of equipment and materials on roadway to facilitate tree removals  
Lisgar Road between Buena Vista Road and Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway; and, 150 metre section of Ottawa River pathway parallel to Lisgar Road  Thursday, April 27, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Low
Road and 150 metre section of Ottawa River pathway parallel to Lisgar Road closed. Directional signage in place to advise all all users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists – of the closures 
13 
Construction
Installation of new gas main 
Loretta Avenue South between Beech Street and Young Street  Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 19, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Lyon Street between Chamberlain Avenue and Powell Avenue  Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Transit Construction Project - removal of steel plates and repaving of road surface 
Lyon Street between Queen Street and Albert Street  Friday, April 28 to Monday, May 1, 2017
7 p.m, Friday, April 28 to 6 a.m., Monday, May 1 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
Hydro manhole rebuild 
Main Street between Riverdale Avenue and Clegg Street   Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 28, 2017
 
Medium
Main Street reduced to one lane in each direction 
17 
Construction
Road rehabilitation 
Main Street between Hawthorne Avenue and Riverdale Avenue   Monday, April 17 to Friday, June 30, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Medium
Main Street reduced to one lane during off-peak hours 
17 
Construction
Final paving and reinstatement of Bridge rehabilitation  
McIllraith Bridge - Smyth Road between Rideau River Drive and Riverside Drive   Tuesday, April 25 to Friday, June 30, 2017
 
Low
Intermittent off-peak lane reductions 
17, 18 
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
Mobile crane set-up to assist Hydro Ottawa with tree removal  
Oakdale Avenue between Scott Street and Rockhurst Road  Thursday, May 4, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
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 Sunday, December 31, 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
Spring maintenance work to Pretoria Bridge for 2017 season 
Pretoria Bridge - (Hawthorne Avenue) between Colonel By Drive and Queen Elizabeth   Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
High
Bridge closed. Pedestrian and cyclist acess will be maintained. 
17 
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
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit Project - construction for future Lyon Station 
Queen Street between Kent Street and Lyon Street  Monday, March 20 to Thursday, June 15, 2017
 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - Queen Street renewal 
Queen Street between Bank Street and O’Connor Street  Monday, April 10 to Saturday, June 24, 2017
 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
Due to road construction/rehabilitation 
Queen Street between O’Connor Street and Metcalfe Street  Friday, April 28, 2017
9 a.m. to noon 
Medium
Street closure in effect. OPS on site to control traffic 
14 
Construction
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
Queen Victoria Street between Stanley Avenue and Crichton Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect 
13 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Renfrew Avenue between Percy Street and Lyon Street  Tuesday, April 18 to Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
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
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
River Lane between Union Street and Keefer Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Tuesday, March 20, 2018
 
Low
Street closure in effect, however, during closure River Lane will be converted to permit two-way traffic 
13 
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
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Stillwater Drive between Hexham Road and Bedale Drive  Monday, May 29 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Placement of equipment and materials on roadway to facilitate replacement of hydro poles 
Stonecrest Road between Kilmaurs Road and Vances Side Road  Sunday, May 28, 2017
6 a.m. to noon 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
5 
Construction
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Ullswater Drive between Roche Place and Crystal Beach Drive  Monday, May 15 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
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
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Whitburn Crescent between Hexham Road and Marsden Place  Monday, May 29 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Complete reinstatement of concrete sidewalk 
William Street between Rideau Street and George Street  Tuesday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017
9 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 to 7 a.m., Wednesday, May 3 
Low
Road closed. Signed pedestrian detour in place 
12 
Construction
Reinstating roadway 
Winther Avenue between Niagara Drive and Blossom Drive  Monday, April 24 to Friday, May 5, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
18 
Construction
Drilling boreholes for geotechnical investigation in preparation for OLRT Phase 2 
Woodland Avenue between Midway Avenue and Byron Avenue  Thursday, April 27 to Friday, April 28, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 

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