Slater Street weekend closures to begin August 12

Published on
August 8, 2022
Parking, roads, traffic and transit

Slater Street, from Bronson Avenue to Bay Street, will be temporarily closed on the following weekends as part of the Albert/Queen/Slater/Bronson reconstruction project:

  • 9 am on Friday, August 12 until 10 pm on Sunday, August 14
    • Some overnight work may be required from 10 pm on Sunday, August 14 until 2 am on Monday, August 15.
  • 9 am on Friday, August 19 until 10 pm on Sunday, August 21.

These weekend closures are required to facilitate major sewer and watermain construction work that cannot occur during weekdays due to traffic constraints.

Traffic impacts

Motorists, cyclists and OC Transpo buses will be detoured via Laurier Avenue and Bay Street. Detour signage will be in place. Visit for transit service impacts. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Local access for residents will remain open. Residents will be able to access Slater Street from the Bay intersection (Slater will operate temporarily as a two-way street during the closure each weekend).

Stay informed

Project background

  • The City of Ottawa is investing $43.7 million to rehabilitate Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue.
  • The project limits are Albert Street from Empress to Bay, Queen Street from Bronson to Bay, Slater Street from Empress to Bay, and Bronson Avenue from Queen to Laurier.
  • During the 2022 construction season, the focus will be on the replacement of underground infrastructure and road reconstruction on Albert and Slater streets between Bronson Avenue and Bay Street, and on Bronson Avenue between Albert and Slater streets.
  • The project will replace portions of the existing sewers, roads and watermains. It will also reconstruct the street right-of-way, following the Complete Streets framework in which physical elements will be incorporated into the design where feasible to offer safety, comfort and mobility for all road users.
  • The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
  • The inclusion of integrated requirements for accessibility, pedestrian movements, cycling facilities and bus transit requirements align with the direction provided by the City’s Accessibility Design Standards, the City’s Official Plan and the City’s Downtown Moves master plan.

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