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Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Thursday, November 15

November 15, 2018
Announcements and Events

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

  • Elgin Street: Hydro Ottawa work has shifted along Elgin Street between Waverley Street and Lisgar Street. On-street parking on both sides of Elgin Street is prohibited within these blocks. This phase of Hydro Ottawa’s work to bury overhead hydro lines should be completed late this fall. Visit to stay up to date on project-related traffic impacts.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway: Until Friday, November 16, lanes in both directions will be closed intermittently on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Carling Avenue and Vimy Place, from 9 am to 3 pm for construction.


  • Help Santa Toy Parade: On Saturday, November 17, from 11 am to 2 pm, the following streets will be closed for the parade:
    • Laurier Avenue West between City Hall and Bank Street
    • Bank Street between Laurier Avenue West and Lansdowne Park

The following streets will be closed before and during the parade:

  • Laurier Avenue West between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street
  • Elgin Street between Albert Street and Gloucester Street
  • Second Avenue between Bank Street and Lyon Street
  • Kanata Santa Claus Parade: On Saturday, November 17, from 10 am to noon, the following streets will be closed for the parade:
    • Castlefrank Road between Terry Fox Drive and Abbeyhill Drive
    • Abbeyhill Drive between Castlefrank Road and Hazeldean Mall
    • Terry Fox Drive between Winchester Drive and Cope Drive
  • Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade: On Sunday, November 18, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, the following streets will be closed for the parade:
    • Strandherd Drive, Beatrice Drive and the Strandherd Park and Ride
    • Chapman Mills Drive between Mancini Way and Clearbrook Drive
    • Beatrice Drive between Chapman Mills Drive and Strandherd Drive
  • Ottawa Redblacks game: On Sunday November 18, increased congestion can be expected on Bank Street and in the Lansdowne area from noon to 3 pm due to the Redblacks game.

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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