Traffic detours planned near the Airport Parkway pedestrian/cycling bridge

August 15, 2014
Public Service Announcement

 Ottawa – From Monday, August 18 to Wednesday, August 20 there will be increased construction activities in the vicinity of the Airport Parkway pedestrian/cycling bridge that will result in temporary road closures and will impact traffic. Flagging operations will take place off-peak to facilitate construction activities.

On Monday, August 18 the northbound on-ramp from Hunt Club Road onto the Airport Parkway will be closed at 6 p.m. and will re-open on August 19 at 4 a.m. This closure is required to install a portion of the steel bridge deck of the Airport Parkway pedestrian/cycling bridge. During this work, Ottawa Police Services will also be on-site to stop traffic on the Airport Parkway in both directions to facilitate the installation. A detour will be in place directing traffic to use Hunt Club Road, Riverside Drive, Hogs Back Road, and the Airport Parkway.

On Tuesday, August 19 the Airport Parkway will be closed from Brookfield Road to Hunt Club Road beginning at 7 p.m. and will re-open on August 20 at 4 a.m. This closure is required to install the final section of the steel bridge deck of the Airport Parkway pedestrian/cycling bridge. A detour will be in place directing traffic to use Brookfield Road, Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road. 

During both road closures, digital message signs will be in place to remind motorists of the closure and detours.

For the remainder of the project, flagging operations will take place occasionally at off-peak times during the day to facilitate construction activities. Commuters are reminded to exercise caution around work areas. Regulatory speed limits along the construction zone have been lowered to 60 km/h. Additional flagging will also be required throughout the duration of the project.

These construction elements are weather-dependant and may be implemented later than the dates given.

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