Ottawa City Council approved the Airport Parkway (Brookfield Road to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport) and Lester Road Widening (Airport Parkway to Bank Street) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study in 2017. The City has now commenced the preliminary and detailed design process for Phase 1 of the overall project. The overall purpose of this project is to undertake public consultations and develop a final design leading to the construction the new roadway.
The EA identified a requirement for the widening of the Airport Parkway and Lester Road along with other corridor modifications. This Phase 1 project includes the northern portion of the overall project. Included is the widening of the Airport Parkway from two to four lanes between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road, including the construction of a new southbound off-ramp at Walkley Road and a roundabout intersection. Also included are “complete street” modifications to Walkley Road, between Airport Parkway and McCarthy Road, and a new multi-use pathway along the west side of the Parkway. Rehabilitation of four structures within the project limits is also included: a VIA Rail bridge just south of Brookfield Road, a CN Rail bridge south of Walkley Road, the Walkley Road overpass, and a small diameter culvert just south of Walkley Road. The project limits are shown below.
Design: January 2022 to December 2023
Construction start: spring 2024
Construction completion: winter 2025
Approved project funds to date are $7.4 million.
An online public information session is expected to be held in the fall of 2022, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time, residents will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works. A second public open house will be held as the designs progress.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.
The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:
City Project Manager
Bin Wang, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27595