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Traffic impacts in Ottawa as a result of upcoming road work

September 21, 2017
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Upcoming road work projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:

  • Rideau Street – Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie will be closed this weekend from Friday, September 22, 8 p.m. to Monday, September 25, 6 a.m. to undertake several work activities related to the construction of the O-Train Confederation Line. OC Transpo and STO buses and taxis that normally serve the Rideau Centre will be detoured to the Mackenzie King Bridge. Please visit for more information. The Rideau Centre will remain open to accommodate pedestrians during the closure period. Some intermittent flagged closures of pedestrian connections on Rideau Street may be required.
  • Fallowfield Road – Fallowfield Road will be closed between Merivale Road and Prince of Wales for road reconstruction work beginning Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 5 a.m.
  • Culvert work in Greely and Osgoode – Due to culvert replacements, the following roads will be closed:
    • Dozois Road will be closed 1.8 km south of Mitch Owens Road from Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29
    • Rideau Road – 0.05 km west of Ramsayville Road will be closed from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 6
    • River Road – 0.15 km north of Osgoode Main Street will be closed from Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13
  • Kinburn Side Road – Kinburn Side Road between Dominion Springs Drive and Timmins Road will be closed Monday, September 25 to Friday, October 20 due to a culvert replacement. A signed detour will be in place to direct motorists around the closure. Access will be provided for local residents.
  • St. Laurent 417 eastbound ramps – Due to road rehabilitation, the St. Laurent eastbound off-ramp and the St. Laurent southeast on-ramp to Highway 417 eastbound will be closed from 11 p.m., Sunday, September 24 to 6 a.m., Monday, September 25 and again from 11 p.m., Monday, September 25 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, September 26.

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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