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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Daniels Symposium March 
March – sidewalks – east on Wellington Street between Parliament Hill (Metcalfe Street entrance) and the Supreme Court of Canada (301 Wellington Street), east on Wellington Street between the Supreme Court of Canada and Kent Street, and south on Kent Street between Wellington Street and the Marriott Hotel (100 Kent Street)  Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Walk for Tourette 
South sidewalk of Hunt Club Road between Hunt Club Private and Billy Bishop Private  Sunday, April 2, 2017
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to south sidewalk of Hunt Club Road 
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
Building construction 
Champagne Avenue between Beech Street and Hickory Street  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
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
Staging of concrete pump and multiple cement trucks  
Fourth Avenue between O’Connor Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway  Wednesday, March 22, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Culvert replacement 
Highway 174 at Blair Road  Monday, March 13 to Thursday, April 20, 2017
 
Medium
East and westbound alternate shoulder closures with intermittent off-peak lane closures 
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
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Hurdman Station Multi-use pathways  Friday, October 23, 2015 to Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
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
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 facilitate HVAC installation 
Nicholas Street southbound between Besserer Street and Daly Avenue   Friday, March 24 to Monday, March 27, 2017
9 p.m., Friday, March 24 to 6 a.m., Monday, March 27 
Medium
Nicholas Street southbound closed. One northbound travel lane maintained. Detours in place 
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
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
Facilitating development project 
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31, 2017
 
Low
Queen Street eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on north side of Queen Street closed in front of site  
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
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
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
Hydro manhole construction  
Rideau Street and Colonel By Drive intersection  Tuesday, March 7 to Friday, March 24, 2017
 
High
Colonel By Drive reduced to one lane northbound. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate route. Pedestrian movements being maintained 
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
2014 CIPP Sewer Lining Program 
Slater Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street  Friday, March 17 to Monday, March 20, 2017
7 p.m., Friday, March 17 to 5 a.m., Monday, March 20 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Signed detours in place for motorists and cyclists  
14 
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 

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