Bank Street Widening and Reconstruction (south of Leitrim Road to south of Blais Road)

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Project status

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design work for a 2km widening of Bank Street from 2 to 4 lanes, including a raised median and modifications to signalized intersections that will have protected intersection features. The project will also include approximately 4km of sidewalks, cycle tracks and grass boulevards and 0.6 km of paved shoulders.

The project limits include:

  • Bank Street from south of Leitrim Road to south of Blais Road
A map showing the project limits on Bank Street, south of Leitrim Road to south of Blais Road.

Project timing

Design: currently underway
Design completion: summer 2023
Construction: to be confirmed

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $42 million.

Public engagement

A public information session is expected to be held in summer 2022 to present the design drawings to the public. At this time attendees will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works. A 2nd public information session will also be held when the design is finalized. Further information regarding the time and location of the public information sessions will be provided on the webpage and communicated with residents beforehand with the mailout of public notices.


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.

Contact information

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager
Stephen Gallagher, P.Eng., PMP.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction – Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16011