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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
NOKIA Sunday Bikedays  
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway – Westbound lanes on the south side of the Ottawa River and west of downtown from Vimy Place (War Museum) to Carling Avenue Colonel By Drive – Both lanes located on the east side of the Rideau Canal from Laurier Bridge to Hogs Back Bridge Rockcliffe Parkway – Both lanes running along the south side of the Ottawa River just east of downtown from the Aviation Parkway to St. Joseph Boulevard (Orleans)   Sunday, May 21 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
High
Lane closures. Parkways closed to motor vehicles every Sunday morning from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day (May 21 to September 2) 
 
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
Big Bike Events 
Legget Drive between 411 Legget Drive and Terry Fox Drive, Terry Fox Drive between Legget Drive and 303 Terry Fox Drive, and the participants will use the same route in reverse to return to 411 Legget Drive  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Low
One lane use only on named streets 
4 
Special Event
Big Bike Events 
Goulbourn Forced Road between Richcraft Recreation Centre (4101 Innovation Drive) and Innovation Drive, Innovation Drive between Goulbourn Forced Road and Hines Road, Hines Road between Innovation Drive and northerly limits of Hines Road, and participants will return to Richcraft Recreation Centre using the same route in reverse  Thursday, May 25, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Low
One lane use only on named streets 
4, 5 
Special Event
Big Bike Events 
Kent Street between Sparks Street and Wellington Street, Wellington Street between Kent Street and Elgin Street, Elgin Street southbound between Wellington Street and Queen Street, Queen Street between Elgin Street southbound and Elgin Street northbound, Elgin Street northbound between Queen Street and Wellington Street, Wellington Street between Elgin Street and Lyon Street. And Lyon Street between Wellington Street and Sparks Street  Friday, May 26, 2017
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Low
One lane use only on named streets 
12, 14 
Special Event
30th Annual Community Festival of the Madonna 
Fisher Avenue between Normandy Crescent North and Falaise Road. Start of procession – north on Fisher Avenue between the Madonna della Risurrezione Parish and Normandy Crescent, east on Normandy Crescent between Fisher Avenue and Apeldoorn Avenue, south on Apeldoorn Avenue between Normandy Crescent and Falaise Road, west on Falaise Road between Apeldoorn Avenue and Normandy Crescent, north/east on Normandy Crescent between Falaise Road and Fisher Avenue, and south on Fisher Avenue between Normandy Crescent North and the Madonna della Risurrezione Parish – end of procession  Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28, 2017
Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Medium
Street closures in effect 
15, 16 
Special Event
Run Ottawa 
Please go to the event link to obtain run routes and maps  Saturday, May 27 to Sunday, May 28, 2017
1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 27 and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 28  
High
Bridge and street closures in effect. See maps on WEB site to obtain closures information  
12, 13, 14, 16, 17 
Special Event
Glebe Garage and Sidewalk Sale 
Bank Street between Clemow Avenue and Holmwood Avenue, Bank Street (east side) between Strathcona Avenue and Rosebery Avenue, Rosebery Avenue (north side) between Bank Street and 27 meters west of Bank Street, First Avenue between Bank Street and O’Connor Street, and Second Avenue between Lyon Street and O’Connor Street  Saturday, May 27, 2017
5 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Medium
Sale restricted to sidewalks and one curb parking lane. Parking restrictions in effect  
17 
Special Event
Kanata Carleton Cultural Festival at Sandwell Park 
The Parkway between the easterly and westerly property limits of Sandwell Park  Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Low
Street closure in effect 
4, 7 
Special Event
ArtsPark and Parkdale Market opening 
Armstrong Street between Hamilton Avenue North and the access lane to the Parkdale Market just west of Parkdale Avenue, and Hamilton Avenue North between Armstrong Street and Wellington Street  Saturday, May 27, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Medium
Street closures in effect 
15 
Special Event
Ican March 
West on Rideau Street (north side) between King Edward Avenue and Elgin Street, and south on Elgin Street (east side) between Rideau Street and Confederation Park (Laurier Avenue)  Saturday, May 27, 2017
noon to 12:45 p.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks  
12, 14 
Special Event
March Against Monsanto 
March – sidewalks – east on Murray Street between Alexandra Bridge and Dalhousie Street, south on Dalhousie Street between Murray Street and York Street, west on York Street between Dalhousie Street and William Street, south on William Street between York Street and George Street, west on George Street between William Street and Sussex Drive, south on Sussex Drive between George Street and Rideau Street, west on Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Rideau Street and Laurier Avenue, east on Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Ottawa City Hall, west on Laurier Avenue between Ottawa City Hall and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and Lisgar Street, west on Lisgar Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street, north on Bank Street between Lisgar Street and Wellington Street, and east on Wellington Street between Bank Street and Parliament Hill (Metcalfe Street entrance)   Saturday, May 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Religious Procession - Flores de Mayo 
Procession begins – south on Olmstead Street between Assumption Parish (320 Olmstead Street) and Jeanne Mance Street, east on Jeanne Mance Street between Olmstead Street and Lajoie Street, north on Lajoie Street between Jeanne Mance Street and Montreal Road, west on Montreal Road between Lajoie Street and Olmstead Street, and south on Olmstead Street between Montreal Road and Assumption Parish (320 Olmstead Street) – procession ends  Sunday, May 28, 2017
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
Low
Procession restricted to sidewalks 
12 
Special Event
Elmdale Elementary School Annual Fun Fair 
Java Street between Clarendon Avenue and Mayfair Avenue   Thursday, June 15, 2017
2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Low
Street closure in effect 
15 
Construction
Emergency pathway repair due to flooding 
Pathway behind Parliament Hill  Saturday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
 
High
Pathway closed. High impact for cyclists. Signed detour posted 
14 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Albany Drive between Navaho Drive and Cline Crescent  Monday, May 8 to Friday, September 29, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
8 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Anoka Street between Bank Street and Edge Hill Place  Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 26, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
18 
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
Building construction 
Champagne Avenue between Beech Street and Hickory Street  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Columbus Avenue between Sharp Street and Lola Street  Wednesday, May 10 to Friday, June 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
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
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
Asphaltic overlay 
Dunning Road between Russland Road and Russell Road  Monday, May 8 to Friday, August 11, 2017
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect  
19 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Ferland Street between Jolliet Street and Dead End  Wednesday, August 9 to Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Frechette Street between Jolliet Avenue and Lavergne Street  Tuesday, July 4 to Monday, August 7, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Staging of concrete pump and multiple cement trucks  
Friel Street between Wilbrod Street and Laurier Avenue East  Friday, May 26, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Garneau Street between Jolliet Avenue and Lavergne Street  Tuesday, May 23 to Monday, July 24, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Installation of the South Nepean Collector sewer 
Greenbank Road between Jockvale Road and Half Moon Bay Road  Monday, May 1 to Friday, June 9, 2017
 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
3, 22 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Hector-Hotte Way between Jolliet Avenue and Marquette Avenue  Wednesday, August 2 to Tuesday, September 5, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
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
Geotechnical work- LRT Phase 2 
Highway 174 westbound on-ramp from Montreal Road eastbound  Wednesday, May 24 to Monday, September 25, 2017
10 p.m. to 5 a.m.. 
Low
Ramp closure in effect. Transit Ramp will remain operational 
2, 11 
Construction
Asphaltic overlay 
Highway 174 between Cameron Street and 86 metres east of Canaan Road   Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 23, 2017
 
Low
Off-peak lane reductions including night work 
19 
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
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Jolliet Avenue between Beechwood Avenue and Des Pères Blancs Avenue  Monday, May 15 to Tuesday, August 29, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Due to rehabilitation - minor landscaping 
Kent Street between Catherine Street and Wellington Street   Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, June 30, 2017
 
High
Intermittent lane reductions 
14 
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
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
Integrated road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Lavergne Street between Garneau Street and Ste. Monique Street  Thursday, July 27 to Friday, October 13, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
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
Installation of new gas main 
Loretta Avenue South between Beech Street and Young Street  Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 25, 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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Lyon Street at Renfrew Avenue  Monday, May 1 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
14 
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
Blanking water service at 19 Beechwood Ave 
MacKay Street between Beechwood Avenue and Vaughan Street  Saturday, May 27, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
13 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Montfort Street between Baribeau Street and Marier Avenue  Monday, June 5 to Thursday, August 17, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Mutual Street between May Street and rue de l’Église  Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 2, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
13 
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 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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Perrier Avenue between Lavergne Street and Duford Street  Friday, July 21 to Friday, October 13, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
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
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
Installation of new services 
Rebecca Crescent between Oriole Drive and Kindle Court   Tuesday, May 23 to Monday, September 25, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
11 
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
Due to rehabilitation - sidewalk repairs 
Robertson Road between Highway 416 and Westcliffe Road  Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, June 30, 2017
 
High
Intermittent lane reductions 
8 
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
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Ste. Cecile Street between Beechwood Avenue and Des Pères Blancs Avenue  Monday, May 29 to Wednesday, September 27, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Ste. Monique Street between Jolliet Avenue and Lavergne Street  Tuesday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
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
Sanitary sewer replacement  
Whitburn Crescent between Hexham Road and Marsden Place  Monday, May 29 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
7 

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