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Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Saturday May 26

May 25, 2018
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Upcoming projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

  • Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend – There will be numerous rolling road closures from all the races taking place on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 as part of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Find information on all planned road closures and maps on the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend website.
  • Great Glebe Garage Sale – Saturday, May 26, from 8 am to 3 pm, also marks another edition of the Great Glebe Garage Sale that will bring additional traffic and limit available parking in the area.
  • Rideau Canal Crossing – Queen Elizabeth Drive will be reduced to a single lane between Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue beginning Monday, May 28 until Wednesday, May 30 from 9 am to 3 pm. The southbound lane on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8 from 9 am to 3 pm.  The closure is weather dependant and is required for work on the Rideau Canal Crossing between Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street.
  • Old Tenth Line Road – The northbound lane on Old Tenth Line Road between St. Joseph Boulevard and Tenth Line Road will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, May 28 between 7 am and 10 pm each day for a period of two weeks. The closure is 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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