Highway 417 closure at the Vanier Parkway begins October 4 for rapid bridge replacement

September 26, 2014
Public Service Announcement

Ottawa – On the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, lanes on Highway 417 will be closed in stages in the vicinity of the Vanier Parkway, leading to a full closure of both the eastbound and westbound lanes to allow for the placement of the new Vanier Parkway overpass. 

Lane reductions will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The highway will be fully closed to through traffic between 6 p.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. Full reopening of all lanes will occur by 5 a.m. on Monday, October 6. 

During the weekend, access to the following on-ramps will be restricted: 

Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. until Sunday, October 5 at noon

  • The Vanier Parkway southbound on-ramp to Highway 417 westbound will be closed to southbound traffic at Coventry Road.
  • The Vanier Parkway northbound on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will be closed to northbound traffic at Tremblay Road. 

Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. until Monday, October 6 at 6 a.m.

  • The Vanier Parkway northbound on-ramp to Highway 417 westbound will be closed.
  • The Vanier Parkway southbound on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will be closed. 

Eastbound traffic on Highway 417 will be detoured via the Vanier Parkway off-ramp (Exit 117) to the Vanier Parkway on-ramp where they may again access Highway 417 to continue travelling eastbound. 

Westbound traffic on Highway 417 will be detoured via the Vanier Parkway off-ramp (Exit 117) to the Vanier Parkway on-ramp where they may again access Highway 417 to continue travelling westbound. 

Through traffic on Vanier Parkway/Riverside Drive will also be closed in both directions, between Coventry Road and Tremblay Road, beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 4 until 6 a.m. on Monday, October 6. A shuttle service will be available. For information, visit ottawa.ca

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use other alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.

The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:

OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real-time construction and traffic information.

City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours

Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes

Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city

Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Highway 417

Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city

Further details and other information concerning City road works are available on ottawa.ca 

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