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Elgin Street northbound closure to begin March 30

March 24, 2020
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On Monday, March 30, Elgin Street northbound will close between Catherine and Nepean streets until approximately the end of July. This closure is required to facilitate the completion of the Elgin Street renewal project.

Workers will complete all sidewalks, parking bays, landscaping and tree planting, and install street furniture and public art. They will also add the final layer of asphalt.


All northbound motorists, cyclists and transit service will be detoured from Elgin Street. Access to local properties for northbound traffic will be from Metcalfe and Cartier streets.

OC Transpo Routes 5, 14 and 114 will be detoured away from Elgin Street in the northbound direction only. Bus stops currently on northbound Elgin Street will be relocated along the detour routes. Southbound buses will continue to serve Elgin Street.

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On-street parking along Elgin Street and some side streets will be removed to accommodate the work. Please pay attention to on-street parking signage and restrictions.

Free parking is available at City Hall on weekday evenings from 6 pm until 6 am, and all day on weekends and statutory holidays.


Pedestrian crossings will be maintained around the work and signed detours will be in place. A number of Elgin Street businesses remain open and access will be maintained at all times.

Stay informed

  • For information about the project, including up-to-date traffic impacts, visit
  • Sign up for the Elgin Street renewal e-newsletter on to get regular updates.
  • Follow the City on social media:
    • Twitter: @ottawacity
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    • Facebook: City of Ottawa / @cityofottawa
  • Email the Elgin Street renewal project team at
  • Listen to traffic reports from local news media.

The project team would like to thank residents and businesses for their continued support and patience during this construction season.

Note: Measures will be taken on site to protect against the spread of COVID-19, including adequate hand washing, additional cleaning, sanitizing measures, and social distancing, among others. Understanding that the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, the work plan is subject to change if the situation worsens or the contractor is directed to postpone construction activities. If this happens, it will be communicated to stakeholders and the public.

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