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Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Monday June 25

June 21, 2018
Announcements and Events

Upcoming projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

Rideau River Crossing – The multi-use pathway along the east side of the Canal between Clegg and Herridge Streets will be detoured from June 25 until July 20. The detour from Clegg Street to Echo Drive, to Herridge Street with a signalized crossing of Colonel By Drive back to the NCC pathway is required to allow for work on the pedestrian and cycling Bridge across the Rideau Canal from Fifth Avenue to Clegg Street.

Colonel By Drive will be closed between Clegg Street and Hawthorne Avenue on June 28 between 9 am and noon to allow for the installation of a bridge girder. Traffic will be detoured to Main Street. The work is weather dependant.

Riverside Drive – Riverside Drive will have intermittent lane closures between Bank Street and Smyth Road from Wednesday, June 27 until Friday, August 17. The work will take place outside of peak periods, including night work, and is required to allow for the resurfacing of the roadway and other related work.

Canada Day

  • Downtown
    • Numerous streets downtown around Parliament Hill and in the ByWard Market near Majors Hill Park will be closed for Canada Day entertainment and fireworks beginning at 6 am July 1 until 2 am July 2. For a complete list of roads, bridges and even pathways, including times, check the list of street closures available from the Government of Canada.
  • Kanata
    • Charlie Rogers Way will be closed between Ron Maslin Way and the Kanata Recreation Centre from 8 am June 29 until midnight July 3.
  • Barrhaven
    • Strandherd Drive will be closed during the Canada Day fireworks between McKenna Casey Drive and Borrisokane Road from 9:45 pm until approximately 10:30 pm.

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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