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Carling Avenue Transit Priority and Traffic Safety Intersection Improvements

Project Status: 

Project Overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa will be implementing transit priority measures along Carling Avenue between Lincoln Fields Station and Bayswater Avenue in both eastbound and westbound curb lanes. Designated shared bus/bike lanes will be implemented in select sections where three general purpose lanes exist today.

The City of Ottawa has identified three intersections on Carling Avenue that warrant safety improvements. Carling Avenue at Edgeworth Avenue will be modified to address pedestrian safety concerns including shortening crossing lengths, straightening skewed crossings and implementing accessibility improvements to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requirements.

The intersections of Carling Avenue at Clyde Avenue/Cole Avenue and Carling Avenue at Broadview Avenue are being upgraded to include fully protected left turn phases on Carling Avenue east and westbound. As a result of implementing the protected left turn phases on Carling, the extension of existing eastbound and westbound left turn lanes at the intersections will be implemented as required.

Currently vehicles can turn left when there is a suitable gap in traffic. In order to implement the protected left turn phase, we will be adding new signal displays. Vehicles will only be permitted to turn left when there is a green arrow displayed. This change will reduce the risk of interactions between left turning vehicles and oncoming traffic, as well as left turning vehicles and pedestrians crossing east-west.

An illustration of a map showing the project limits on Carling Avenue between Lincoln Fields station and Carling Station.

Project timing

Design: underway

Construction start: summer 2021

Construction completion: tentatively fall 2021

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $2,220,000


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.

Contact Information

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

City Project Manager:
Stacey Rathwell, CET, CAPM
Project Manager
City of Ottawa | Infrastructure Services | Design & Construction – Municipal
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 21908
Cell: 613-915-0424