Reminder: Highway 417 will close between July 13 and 17 for bridge replacement

Published on
July 12, 2023
Parking, roads, traffic and transit

Motorists are reminded that followings sections of Highway 417 will be closed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation starting tomorrow night (Thursday, July 13) at 8 pm until around 6 am on Monday July 17 for the rapid bridge replacement over Bronson Avenue:

  • Eastbound lanes between Carling/Kirkwood and Metcalfe
  • Westbound lanes between Metcalfe/Catherine and Rochester.

Lane reductions and ramp closures are scheduled to start at 7 pm tomorrow evening, with the full closure of Highway 417 scheduled to be in place by 8 pm.

The following access ramps will also close:

  • O’Connor westbound
  • Lyon westbound (ongoing)
  • Bronson westbound
  • Maitland eastbound
  • Carling eastbound
  • Parkdale eastbound

As a requirement for this construction, the southbound lanes of Bronson Avenue will be closed between Arlington Street and Catherine/Raymond streets.

The following detours will be in effect during the closure:

Westbound detour for Highway 417 closure

  • Westbound motorists must exit the highway at Metcalfe/Catherine
  • Continue westbound on Catherine Street
  • Continue onto Raymond Street
  • Take the Highway 417 Rochester westbound access ramp
Map showing the highway closures and detours.

Eastbound detour for Highway 417 closure

  • Eastbound motorists must exit the highway at Carling/Kirkwood
  • Continue eastbound on Carling Avenue
  • Turn left on Bronson Avenue
  • Turn right on Chamberlain Avenue
  • Continue onto Isabella Street
  • Take the Highway 417 Metcalfe eastbound access ramp
Map showing the highway closures and detours.

OC Transpo – a great option to travel on busy weekends

Transit is a great option to get across downtown, especially on busy weekends. Take advantage of the 2-for-1 DayPass, where two can travel for the price of one on weekends.

O-Train Line 1 has frequent east-west service with connections to bus services for those heading the west, east and south ends.  Use a Presto card to pay for your fare or select from one of many fare options to purchase a bus or train ticket. All rides include a 90-minute minimum transfer window from your first tap or the time you purchase your ticket.

Use OC Transpo’s Travel Planner to plan ahead and find route options to and from your destination. With over 9,000 free Park & Ride spots across the city, you can park your vehicle and take transit to your destination.

For updates on construction and roadwork activity across Ottawa, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.