Bronson Avenue Renewal Project - Project Overview


September 27, 2013 - PSA: Bronson between Gladstone and Somerset reopens on schedule
June 13, 2013 - PSA: Bronson between Gladstone and Somerset reopens on schedule
May 31, 2013 - PSA: Bronson-Somerset intersection reopens on schedule
April 5, 2013 - PSA: Bronson Ave Reconstruction project road closures begin April 8
February 1, 2013 - PSA: Construction on Bronson Avenue resumes February 4
August 30, 2012 - PSA: Bronson and Gladstone intersection to reopen
August 16, 2012 - PSA: Work hours extended on Bronson Avenue Reconstruction Project 
June 28, 2012 - PSA: Intersection of Gladstone Ave and Bronson Ave closes July 3
April 24, 2012 - PSA: Bronson residents advised to plan for overnight water shutoff
March 19, 2012 - PSA: Bronson Avenue reconstruction begins March 27 

Bronson Avenue is currently closed between Gladstone Avenue and Laurier Avenue.

Somerset Street intersection is open to eastbound and westbound traffic.  Access to Bronson Avenue from the Somerset Street intersection is prohibited.

See detour information.

Consider alternative modes of transportation to help you get around during construction.

Read about the timelines and major milestones that will be part of the project.

Project description

The Bronson construction project is the first phase of the two-year $30-million project being completed to replace water and sewer pipes that are in some cases 130 years old. It will involve installing a large feeder main to supply water to southern sections of the city, improving cycling connections, rebuilding the deteriorating roadway and improving the street through new trees, street furniture, sidewalks and artwork.

The project also includes installation of a signalized crosswalk at Arlington Avenue to improve pedestrian safety.

This infrastructure renewal project of rebuilding Bronson Avenue between Laurier Avenue and Arlington Avenue, will take two years to complete.

The reconstruction of Bronson Avenue is part of the Ottawa on the Move is an initiative that is resulting in roadwork and bridge repair, sidewalk upgrades, sewer and culvert improvements and cycling infrastructure investment across Ottawa. These projects are being accelerated in advance of construction for Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit project and the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

During the Ottawa on the Move program, transportation disruptions are inevitable and residents are encouraged to look at travel options including cycling, transit and walking, commuting during off peak hours or telecommuting.

Public involvement

A Bronson Avenue Public Consultation Working Group has been involved to provide input into the planning and design process. This group consists of a wide range of agency, community, and business stakeholders. General public input and comment will be welcomed throughout project.


Anyone interested in receiving periodic updates about the project is encouraged to sign up for the e-newsletter.

For further information

Or to provide comments, contact
Bruce Kenny, Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Crescent, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 20128
Fax: 613-580-6064 

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