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East-West Bikeway – Laurier Avenue (Nicholas Street to Waller Street)

Project Status: 

Project overview

Project description

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design and construction of protected signalized intersections at Nicholas Street/Laurier Avenue and Waller Street/Laurier Avenue.

These intersections will be connected by new cycle tracks on both sides of Laurier Avenue from Nicholas Street to Waller Street. A resurfacing of Laurier Avenue from Nicholas Street to Waller Street will also be included in our work. Additional resurfacing along the northbound lanes of Nicholas Street from Laurier Avenue to Besserer Street is included in this work as well. Upgrades will be done to convert the existing transit facilities on Waller Street between Nicholas Street and Laurier Avenue to accommodate the new post LRT transit network and a new bi-directional cycling facility will be provided to connect the existing cycling facilities on Stewart to our new facilities along Laurier Avenue.

This project will address this missing links and improve the connections from downtown eastwards, as well as connecting to Cross-town Bikeways #3 and #4. Upon its completion, the enhanced cycling facilities will separate cyclists from mixed traffic, greatly improving the level of comfort and safety for all users. The design will integrate connections with the Mackenzie King Bridge via the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway and will include safety measures such as separated signal phasing and protected intersection crossings.

Project timing

The project design is complete and is currently being tendered with construction anticipated to begin in late summer 2021.
Construction will continue through to the end of summer 2022.

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $5.6 million.

Public engagement

Online public consultations for the Laurier Bikeway were completed in 2019. If you wish to provide comments related to the project, please contact the City Project Manager noted below.


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
Kyle Delaney
Infrastructure Projects
Design and Construction - Municipal
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 26856