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Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Thursday, August 8

August 8, 2019
Announcements and Events

Upcoming events and projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

Carling Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound On Saturday, August 10, the Carling Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will be closed for seven weeks to rehabilitate the Merivale Road bridge and to build a retaining wall. Vehicles will be detoured via Carling Avenue to the Maitland Avenue on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound.

Highway 417 between Bronson Avenue and Carling Avenue – From Saturday, August 10 at 6 pm to Sunday, August 11 at 11 am, Highway 417 will be fully closed between Bronson Avenue and Carling Avenue for rehabilitation and widening. Eastbound and westbound vehicles will be detoured via Carling Avenue. There will be additional lane closures and delays on Highway 417 from Friday, August 9 at 9 pm until Monday, August 12 at 6 am. Visit ottawa.ca for complete information and detour maps.

Hog’s Back Swing Bridge – Until May 2020, the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge, west of Colonel By Drive, will be closed to vehicles so the National Capital Commission can rehabilitate the bridge. Vehicles will be detoured via Riverside Drive, the Heron Road Workers Memorial Bridge and Prince of Wales Drive. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout the construction period. Colonel By Drive and the Rideau Canal will remain open.

For more updates on construction and roadwork activity across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s traffic report or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

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