Progress Update and Consultation (April 2012) - Overview

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Thank you for your interest in the City of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Crossing Environmental Assessment study. This study was initiated in March 2011 to identify a recommended plan for improving multi-use (pedestrian/cycling) linkages over the Rideau Canal between the Pretoria and Bank Street Bridges.

At this time, we have confirmed the need and justification for a high-level, fixed bridge over the Rideau Canal and have identified a preferred crossing location between Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street, just north of the Canal Ritz restaurant.

The purpose of this progress update is:

  1. To share our exploration of design concepts which we’ve undertaken since the second Public Open House in November 2011. We are looking for your input, which will help us refine the design prior to presenting a Recommended Plan at the final Open House in June 2012.
  2. To present our preliminary review of intersection design concepts for Clegg Street and Colonel By Drive and Fifth Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Your involvement is essential to the planning and design process. Please review this information and provide your comments. You can also let us know what you think by completing this very short survey. We encourage you to join the conversation by visiting our study blog (