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Archived - Construction on Bronson will have traffic impacts starting Monday

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September 18, 2015
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Ottawa – Work starts Monday to construct a new signalized crossing for cyclists and pedestrians on Bronson Avenue just south of Colonel By Drive.

Work on Bronson Avenue lanes and ramps will be done overnight to minimize traffic impacts. Most other work will take place in the daytime during off-peak hours.

During construction, access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained. A bus stop northbound on Bronson just south of the Bronson/Colonel By interchange will be temporarily moved.

To allow construction crews to work safely, the Northbound Bronson Avenue off-ramp to Bronson Place will be closed for approximately 10 days. This closure is planned to begin the last week of September. A signed detour will be in place directing traffic via Sunnyside Avenue, Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive. During the detour, Ottawa Police Services will be present monitoring and directing traffic.

Work in the area includes the installation of traffic signals, sidewalks, curbs, bicycle lanes, multi-use paths, streetlights, some underground work, modifications to the Bronson Avenue on- and off-ramps connecting to Colonel By Drive and Bronson Place, and curb improvements at the intersection of Bronson Place and Colonel By Drive.

The new crossing will be in operation by the end of November, with landscaping and final paving scheduled for next spring or summer.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.

The City of Ottawa has tools on to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

  • OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real time construction and traffic information
  • City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
  • Travel Planner at – transit users can chart and plan routes
  • Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cameras throughout the city
  • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras
  • Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city

For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit

This work is part of Ottawa on the Move. Ottawa on the Move is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.


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