Sewer rehabilitation on Scott Street to impact motorists, cyclists

January 7, 2016
Public Service Announcement

Ottawa – Residents travelling along Scott Street and the adjacent multi-use pathway will face traffic disruptions between Merton Street and Bayview Road starting on January 8 and lasting for about one week.


The multi-use pathway along the north side of Scott Street at Merton Street will be reduced to one lane, starting January 8. Cyclists are asked to exercise caution through the construction area. Scott Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday, January 11 at 5 p.m. There will also be no access to Scott Street from Garland Street as of Monday, January 11. These measures are required to rehabilitate a critical sewer line that runs under Scott Street and is more than 100 years old.


This rehabilitation project needs to be completed before transit service adjustments take effect on Sunday, January 17 as part of the O-Train Confederation Line project. The service adjustments will require buses to divert from the Transitway onto Scott Street.


With all of the construction-related activities underway in the city, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use 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 to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:



For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit


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