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Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Friday June 15

June 14, 2018
Announcements and Events

Upcoming projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

  • Italian Festival  (June 15th to 17th)
    • Friday June 15
      • Preston Street Weekend – From 4 pm to 1 am, Preston Street will be closed between Carling Avenue and Anderson Street. Gladstone Avenue will be closed between Rochester Street and Loretta Avenue. Beech Street will be closed between Champagne Avenue and Railway Street.
    • Saturday, June 16 from 4 pm to 1 am and Sunday, June 17 from 5 pm to midnight
      • Preston Street will be closed from Poplar Street to Carling Avenue.
      • Beech Street will be closed from Railway Street to Preston Street.
      • Gladstone will be closed from Rochester Street to Loretta Avenue.
    • Saturday, June 16 – Italian Car Parade
      • From 9 am to 3 pm, Norman Street will be closed east of Preston Street
      • From 1 pm to 3 pm, Preston Street will also be closed between Somerset Street and Beech Street.
    • Saturday, June 16 – Ferrari Demo Zone
      • From noon to 5 pm, Carling Avenue will be closed from Champagne Avenue to Booth Street
      • From 2 pm to 5 pm, Champagne Avenue will be closed at Carling Avenue and Preston Street will be closed from Carling Avenue to Adeline Street.
    • Sunday, June 17 – Preston Street Criterium
      • From 7 am to 5 pm, Rochester Street will be closed between Aberdeen Street and Carling Avenue. Norfolk Avenue will be closed between Adeline Street and Carling Avenue. Aberdeen, Beech, Norman, Pamilla and Adeline Streets will be closed between Preston Street and Rochester Street.
  • Glowfair – Bank Street will be closed between Slater Street and James Street, and Lewis Street will be closed between Derby Place and Bank Street from Friday, June 15 at 1 pm until Monday, June 18 at 6 am. Intersections will remain open to allow traffic through the area using cross streets.
  • Carivibe Parade – There will be rolling road closures on Saturday, June 16 from noon until 2 pm. The parade will start on Wellington Street at Kent Street, travel along Wellington Street, Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue, finishing at Ottawa City Hall.
  • Highway 417 off ramp at Carling – The off ramp for traffic travelling east on Highway 417 and exiting at Carling Avenue / Kirkwood Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, June 18. The closure is expected to last for approximately four weeks.
  • Carling Avenue – Carling Avenue will have intermittent lane closures between Woodroffe Avenue and Churchill Avenue from Wednesday, June 20 until Friday, August 10. The lane closures are required to allow for the resurfacing of the roadway and other related work.

Signed detours will be in place to direct motorists around the closures. For more updates on the construction and road work activity across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s Traffic Report on or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

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