Beginning in summer 2020, the Bank Street Canal Bridge will be undergoing rehabilitation work. The Bank Street Bridge is located over the Rideau Canal, near Lansdowne Park / TD Place.
The bridge rehabilitation will involve concrete repairs to the Bank Street Canal Bridge. The works consist of concrete repairs to the bridge piers and arch soffits under the bridge. The existing lighting over the bridge will also be upgraded. The rehabilitations will be completed in a manner compatible with the heritage character of the structure.
Work is required to extend the lifespan of the bridge. The bridge was constructed in 1912 and last rehabilitated in 1993.
Work underneath the bridge will be commencing in late July 2020.
Options are currently being evaluated for the implementation of a multi-modal transportation system including safer cycling lanes over the bridge. Pending further approvals, this work would be implemented in 2021. Once confirmed, more information about the scope of work for over the bridge will be communicated prior to work commencing. Traffic impacts, including pedestrian and cycling access will also be communicated.
Throughout construction, pedestrian and cyclists access will be preserved. The current pedestrian and cycling measures over the bridge will be maintained throughout construction. Pedestrian and cyclist access under the bridge will be maintained via detours at all times throughout the construction.
Queen Elizabeth Drive and Colonel By Drive will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during the proposed works on arch soffits under the bridge.
More information about traffic management plans for over the bridge work will be communicated in the near future.
Construction Notice (July 2020)
Construction Start: July 2020
Construction Completion: Expected by end of 2020
Approved project funds to date are $2,270,000
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 special accommodation, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager.