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

November 8, 2018
Announcements and Events

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

  • Queen Elizabeth Driveway: On Friday, November 9, Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be closed between the Bank Street Bridge and Fifth Avenue between 9 am and 11:30 am for the installation of the Rideau Canal Skateway changing and washroom facilities.
  • Elgin Street: Hydro Ottawa work continues along Elgin Street between Gladstone Avenue and Somerset 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.
  • Highway 174: From Wednesday, November 7 to Friday, November 23, between 6 pm and 6 am, Highway 174 will be reduced to one lane for construction between Peter Harkness Lane and Old Montreal Road.  Flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic.


  • Remembrance Day parades: On Sunday, November 11 between 7 am and 2 pm, the following areas of the city will be impacted by parades:
    • Stittsville
    • Metcalfe
    • Carp
    • Navan
    • Constance Bay
    • Richmond
    • Orléans
    • Kanata
    • Nepean
    • Manotick
    • Westboro
    • Vanier

Visit the City’s Traffic Report for detailed information about parade road closures and traffic impacts.

  • National Remembrance Day Parade: On Sunday, November 11 between 7 am and 1 pm, the National Remembrance Day Parade will take place downtown. The following roads will be closed during the parade:
    • Rideau and Wellington streets, between Colonel By Drive and Bank Street
    • Queen Street, between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street
    • Elgin Street, between Wellington Street and Albert Street
    • Metcalfe Street, between Wellington Street and Albert Street
    • O’Connor Street, Between Wellington Street and Queen Street

In addition, the following streets will close intermittently during the ceremony:

  • Laurier Avenue, between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street
  • Elgin Street, between Laurier Avenue and Albert Street
  • Colonel By Drive, between Rideau Street and Daly Avenue
  • Daly Avenue, between Colonel By Drive and Nicholas Street
  • Southbound Nicholas Street, between Daly Avenue and Laurier Avenue

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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