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Upcoming major traffic impacts in Ottawa

For ongoing traffic impacts, including updates on construction and roadwork, information about traffic and for travel planning, visit the City’s traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.

  • Highway 174 – The following Highway 174 ramps and lanes will be closed for Stage 2 LRT roadwork:

    • Westbound Highway 174 between Tenth Line Road and Place d'Orléans Drive will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, February 20 between 9:30 am to 5 pm.
    • Westbound Highway 174 between Place d'Orléans Drive and Orléans Boulevard will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, February 21 between 9:30 am to 5 pm.
    • Westbound Highway 174 between Orléans Boulevard and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway will be fully closed from Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 pm to 5 am on Wednesday, February 21.
    • Eastbound Highway 174 between Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway and Orléans Boulevard will be fully closed from Wednesday, February 21 at 10:30 pm to 5 am on Thursday, February 22.
    • The westbound off-ramp right turn lane to Blair Road will be closed on Tuesday, February 20 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Northbound lanes at Blair Road near Blair Station will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, February 20 between 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Highway 417 – The following Highway 417 ramps and lanes will be closed for Stage 2 LRT roadwork:

    • Westbound Highway 417 at Holly Acres will be reduced to two lanes between 11 pm and 5 am on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21.
    • The westbound on-ramp from northbound Holly Acres will be closed between 11 pm and 5 am on Tuesday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 21.
  • Southbound Woodroffe Avenue between Iris Street and Baseline Road will be reduced to one lane from Friday, February 23 at 10 pm until 5 am on Saturday, February 24.
  • Eastbound Richmond Road near McEwen Avenue will be closed daily between 9:30 am and 5 pm (excluding weekends) from Friday, February 16 to Friday, February 23.
  • Baxter Road will be closed nightly between 11:59 pm to 6 am from Tuesday, February 20 to Thursday, February 22.

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Pavement Markings

Pavement markings are important for the safety of all road users, especially during nighttime driving. Wear on road paint is accelerated where traffic volumes are high and snow, salt and grit further limits durability.

The annual pavement marking renewal program begins by May, following the start of road sweeping operations. All existing paint on the road is refreshed each year, including all intersection markings, longitudinal roadway lines, cycling facilities, traffic calming measures, and more.

Most of this work occurs at night when traffic volumes are low. In rural areas some work is completed during the daytime.

Priority

By May each year, crews are deployed all over Ottawa in the following priority sequencing:

  1. Locations with irregular markings, and/or significant safety concerns
  2. Cycling facilities and pedestrian crossovers (PXO)
  3. High-volume roads and intersections
  4. Low-volume roads

All pavement markings will be refreshed as part of this regularly scheduled maintenance, rather than based on requests from the public.

To request a change to existing pavement markings or the installation of new pavement markings, contact 3-1-1.

Equipment and Type of Paint

Several different vehicles and paint are used to refresh over 6,500 intersections and countless kilometres of roadway each year.

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) paint truck:

  • Operates June to September, requiring warmer temperatures than other paint;
  • The 2022 season is the second year applying MMA paint which is highly durable, having potential to reduce the workload of the annual maintenance program over time.

Acetone and Water-based paint truck:

  • Operates May to November;
  • Uses acetone-based paint in cooler spring and fall months, and water-based paint during warmer months.

Additional equipment for specialty markings

  • Includes application of thermal plastic designs
Methyl methacrylate road paint truck
Methyl methacrylate road paint truck

Traffic Service Catalogue

The Traffic Service Catalogue outlines the services that are provided in relation to traffic safety inquiries. The Catalogue covers topics such as speed, pedestrians and cyclists, warning signs, traffic control, heavy trucks, parking and schools.

Truck routes and seasonal load restrictions

Seasonal Load Restrictions

During the spring thaw period, typically early March to mid-May, some roads cannot withstand heavy vehicle loads. Every year, the City of Ottawa monitors thaw progression by utilizing the forecast temperature data from Environment Canada and Weather Network to calculate the Thaw Index. When the Thaw Index reaches its threshold value, the load restrictions are imposed. Depending on the progression of the spring thaw, restrictions can come into effect quickly, sometimes with only a few days notice. Once the pavement strength has been restored, the load restrictions are removed.

  • As of Monday, March 4, 2024 commercial vehicles or trailers with a gross vehicle weight in excess of five (5) tonnes (11,000 lbs.) per axle are prohibited on roads identified as “Restricted Loads” on the Truck Route Maps (Urban Truck Routes and Rural Truck Routes). These restrictions also apply to all non-truck routes.
  • Roads designated as “Full Loads” can carry full loads all year.
  • Heavy vehicles that exceed weight limits on restricted load roadways during the spring thaw period will be subject to fines.

Local restrictions will remain in effect on the identified City roads until further notice (typically, mid-May).

For further information on seasonal load restrictions, please call 3-1-1.

Type Of Truck Route Street From To Time Restrictions
Full Loads 2nd Line Rd Osgoode Main St Dalmeny Rd None
Full Loads 8th Line Rd Mitch Owens Rd Victoria St None
Full Loads Ages Dr Swansea Cres Hawthorne Rd None
Full Loads Albert St Scott St Elgin St None
Full Loads Albion Rd Lester Rd Mitch Owens Rd None
Full Loads Algoma Rd Kenaston St Star Top Rd None
Full Loads Anderson Rd Russell Rd Mitch Owens Rd None
Restricted Loads Anderson Rd Innes Rd Russell Rd None
Restricted Loads Aylwin Rd Canon Smith Dr Ferry Rd None
Full Loads Bank St Gladstone Ave Belmeade Rd None
Full Loads Bankfield Rd Brophy Dr Rideau Valley Dr None
Full Loads Bantree St Newmarket St Sheffield Rd None
Full Loads Baseline Rd Richmond Rd Prince Of Wales Dr None
Restricted Loads Bayswater Ave Wellington St W Somerset St W None
Restricted Loads Bayview Rd Scott St Wellington St W None
Full Loads Bearbrook Rd St. Joseph Blvd 1070 Meters South Of St. Joseph Blvd None
Full Loads Belfast Rd Coventry Rd Michael St None
Full Loads Besserer St Nicholas St Cumberland St None
Full Loads Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Innes Rd Innes Rd None
Full Loads Blackwell St Bantree St Leeds Ave None
Full Loads Blair Rd Montreal Rd Innes Rd None
Restricted Loads Blais Rd Bank St Hawthorne Rd None
Full Loads Booth St Raymond St Carling Ave None
Restricted Loads Booth St Ont/Que Border Albert St None
Full Loads Boteler St Sussex Dr Dalhousie St None
Full Loads Boundary Rd Russell Rd Victoria St None
Full Loads Bourassa St St. Laurent Blvd Gladwin Cres None
Full Loads Brian Coburn Blvd Navan Rd Trim Rd None
Full Loads Bridge St Manotick Main St River Rd None
Full Loads Bronson Ave Albert St Heron Rd None
Full Loads Brophy Dr Moodie Dr Bankfield Rd None
Restricted Loads Brophy Dr Eagleson Rd Moodie Dr None
Restricted Loads Cambrian Rd Old Richmond Rd Moodie Dr None
Full Loads Cameron St <Dead End> Old Montreal Rd None
Restricted Loads Canon Smith Dr Aylwin Rd Fitzroy St None
Full Loads Carling Ave Pinecrest Rd Bronson Ave None
Restricted Loads Carling Ave March Rd Greenview Ave None
Full Loads Carp Rd Galetta Side Rd Stittsville Main St None
Full Loads Cartwright Rd Victoria St Boundary Rd None
Full Loads Castor Rd Yorks Corners Rd Gregoire Rd None
Full Loads Catherine St Bronson Ave Elgin St None
Restricted Loads Cedarview Rd West Hunt Club Rd Fallowfield Rd None
Full Loads Cedarview Rd Highway 416 On Ramp (West Hunt Club) West Hunt Club Rd None
Restricted Loads Cedarview Rd Baseline Rd Highway 416 On Ramp (West Hunt Club) None
Restricted Loads Century Rd W Mcbean St Fourth Line Rd None
Full Loads Chamberlain Ave Imperial Ave Bank St None
Restricted Loads Champlain St Jeanne D'Arc Blvd N Transitway None
Full Loads Champlain St Transitway Place D'Orleans Dr None
Full Loads Churchill Ave N Scott St Richmond Rd None
Full Loads Churchill Ave N Richmond Rd Carling Ave 06:00 - 23:00
Restricted Loads City Centre Ave Albert St Spruce St None
Full Loads Clyde Ave Baseline Rd Starwood Rd None
Full Loads Clyde Ave Carling Ave Woodward Dr None
Full Loads Colonial Rd Trim Rd Dunning Rd None
Restricted Loads Colonial Rd Dunning Rd Canaan Rd None
Full Loads Colonnade Rd Merivale Rd Colonnade Rd S None
Full Loads Colonnade Rd Colonnade Rd N Prince Of Wales Dr None
Full Loads Colonnade Rd N Colonnade Rd Colonnade Rd S None
Full Loads Colonnade Rd S Colonnade Rd Colonnade Rd N None
Full Loads Commissioner St Wellington St Albert St None
Full Loads Comstock Rd <Dead End> <Dead End> None
Full Loads Connifer Lane Madawaska Blvd Herrick Dr None
Full Loads Conroy Rd Walkley Rd Bank St None
Full Loads Coventry Rd Vanier Pky St. Laurent Blvd None
Full Loads Cumberland George St Besserer St None
Full Loads Cummings Ave Donald St Cyrville Rd None
Full Loads Cyrville Rd St. Laurent Blvd Innes Rd None
Full Loads Dalhousie St St. Patrick St Besserer St None
Full Loads Dalmeny Rd River Rd Bank St None
Full Loads Devine Rd Boundary Rd Frank Kenny Rd None
Full Loads Didsbury Rd Terry Fox Dr Southern Terminus None
Full Loads Dilworth Rd Fourth Line Rd Rideau Valley Dr S None
Full Loads Donald St St. Laurent Blvd Cummings Ave None
Full Loads Doncaster Rd Rideau Rd <Dead End> None
Restricted Loads Donnelly Dr Ottawa Border Dwyer Hill Rd None
Full Loads Donnelly Dr Dwyer Hill Rd Fourth Line Rd None
Full Loads Dunning Rd Old Montreal Rd Russell Rd None
Restricted Loads Dunrobin Rd Galetta Side Rd Thomas A. Dolan Pky None
Full Loads Dunrobin Rd Thomas A. Dolan Pky March Rd None
Full Loads Dwyer Hill Rd Upper Dwyer Hill Rd Donnelly Dr None
Restricted Loads Eagleson Rd Perth St Brophy Rd None
Full Loads Eagleson Rd March Rd Perth St None
Full Loads Earl Armstrong Rd Prince Of Whales Dr. Limebank Rd None
Full Loads Elgin St Wellington St Isabella St None
Restricted Loads Fallowfield Rd Huntley Rd Old Richmond Rd None
Full Loads Fallowfield Rd Dwyer Hill Rd Huntley Rd None
Full Loads Fallowfield Rd Old Richmond Rd Prince Of Wales Dr None
Restricted Loads Fernbank Rd Jinkinson Rd Dwyer Hill Rd None
Full Loads Ferry Rd <Dead End> Galetta Side Rd None
Full Loads First Line Rd Roger Stevens Dr Bankfield Rd None
Full Loads Fisher Ave Carling Ave Baseline Rd None
Full Loads Fisher Ave Baseline Rd Prince Of Wales Dr 06:00 - 23:00
Restricted Loads Fitzroy St Harbour St Canon Smith Dr None
Restricted Loads Fourth Line Rd Brophy Dr Prince Of Wales Dr None
Full Loads Fourth Line Rd Prince Of Wales Dr Donnelly Dr None
Full Loads Frank Kenny Rd Innes Rd Rockdale Rd None
Restricted Loads Franktown Rd Ottawa Border Dwyer Hill Rd None
Full Loads Franktown Rd Dwyer Hill Rd Perth St None
Restricted Loads Frontier Rd Devine Rd Burton Rd None
Full Loads Galetta Side Rd Ottawa Road 29 Ferry Rd None
Restricted Loads Galetta Side Rd Ferry Rd Dunrobin Rd None
Full Loads George St Dalhousie St Cumberland St None
Full Loads Gladstone Ave Preston St Bronson Ave None
Full Loads Gladstone Ave Kent St Elgin St None
Full Loads Gladwin Cres <Dead End> Lancaster Rd None
Full Loads Greenbank Rd Pinecrest Rd Baseline Rd None
Full Loads Greenbank Rd Fallowfield Rd Jockvale Rd None
Restricted Loads Greenbank Rd Baseline Rd Fallowfield Rd None
Full Loads Greenfield Ave Main St Highway 417 On Ramp (Wb) None
Full Loads Gregoire Rd Victoria St Castor Rd None
Restricted Loads Harbour St Fitzroy St Galetta Side Rd None
Full Loads Hawthorne Ave Queen Elizabeth Drwy Main St None
Full Loads Hawthorne Rd Russell Rd <Dead End> None
Full Loads Hazeldean Rd Highway 7 Eagleson Rd None
Full Loads Heron Rd Prince Of Wales Dr Walkley Rd None
Full Loads Herrick Dr <Dead End> Connifer Lane None
Restricted Loads Herzberg Rd Terry Fox Dr March Rd None
Full Loads Holland Ave Scott St Fisher Ave 06:00 - 23:00
Restricted Loads Holly Acres Rd Carling Ave Old Richmond Rd None
Full Loads Hope Side Rd Eagleson Rd Old Richmond Rd None
Full Loads Hunt Club Rd West Hunt Club Rd Hwy 417 None
Restricted Loads Huntley Rd Fallowfield Rd Perth St None
Full Loads Huntley Rd Stittsville Main St Fallowfield Rd None
Full Loads Imperial Ave Bronson Ave Chamberlain Ave None
Full Loads Industrial Ave Riverside Dr St. Laurent Blvd None
Full Loads Innes Rd Industrial Ave Blackburn Hamlet Bypass None
Restricted Loads Innes Rd Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Blackburn Hamlet Bypass None
Full Loads Innes Rd Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Dunning Rd None
Full Loads Isabella St Chamberlain Ave Queen Elizabeth Drwy None
Full Loads Jeanne D'Arc Blvd N Vineyard Dr Jeanne D'Arc Blvd S None
Restricted Loads Jeanne D'Arc Blvd N Vineyard Dr Champlain St None
Full Loads Jeanne D'Arc Blvd S Jeanne D'Arc Blvd N St. Joseph Blvd None
Restricted Loads Jeanne D'Arc Blvd S St. Joseph Blvd Innes Rd None
Full Loads Jinkinson Rd Fernbank Rd Hazeldean Rd None
Full Loads Jockvale Rd Greenbank Rd Prince Of Wales Dr None
Full Loads Kanata Ave Earl Grey Dr Highway 417 None
Full Loads Kenaston St Algoma Rd Labrie Ave None
Full Loads Kent St Queen St Chamberlain Ave None
Full Loads Kinburn Side Rd Upper Dwyer Hill Rd Carp Rd None
Restricted Loads Kinburn Side Rd Timmins Rd Upper Dwyer Hill Rd None
Restricted Loads Kinburn Side Rd Carp Rd Dunrobin Rd None
Full Loads King Edward Ave Macdonald-Cartier Br Rideau St None
Full Loads King Edward Ave (To Dalhousie St) King Edward Ave Dalhousie St None
Full Loads King Edward Ave Ramp (From Sussex Dr) Sussex Dr King Edward Ave None
Full Loads King Edward Ave Ramp (To Sussex Dr) Sussex Dr King Edward Ave None
Restricted Loads Kirkwood Ave Richmond Ave Carling Ave (N) 06:00 - 23:00
Full Loads Kirkwood Ave Carling Ave (N) Merivale Rd 06:00 - 23:00
Restricted Loads Lafleur Rd Colonial Rd Larmours Rd None
Full Loads Lancaster Rd Smyth Rd Walkley Rd None
Restricted Loads Larmours Rd Sarsfield Rd Lafleur Rd None
Full Loads Laurier Ave E Laurier Ave W Nicholas St None
Full Loads Laurier Ave W Bronson Ave Laurier Ave E None
Full Loads Leeds Ave Blackwell St Sheffield Rd None
Full Loads Lees Ave Main St Mann Ave None
Full Loads Legacy Rd Swansea Cres Ages Dr None
Full Loads Leitrim Rd River Rd Russell Rd None
Full Loads Lemieux St St. Laurent Blvd Labelle St None
Restricted Loads Lester Rd Uplands Dr Albion Rd None
Full Loads Lester Rd Albion Rd Bank St None
Restricted Loads Limebank Rd Earl Armstrong Rd Rideau Rd None
Full Loads Limebank Rd River Rd Earl Armstrong Rd None
Full Loads Longfields Dr Strandherd Dr Jockvale Rd None
Full Loads Macdonald-Cartier Br Ont/Que Border King Edward Ave None
Full Loads Mackenzie Ave St. Patrick St Murray St None
Full Loads Mackenzie King Br Albert St Nicholas St None
Full Loads Madawaska Blvd Connifer Lane Ottawa Road 29 None
Full Loads Main St Greenfield Ave Riverside Dr. None
Full Loads Maitland Ave Carling Ave Woodward Dr None
Full Loads Mann Ave Greenfield Ave King Edward Ave None
Full Loads Manotick Main St Bankfield Rd Century Rd E None
Full Loads March Rd Golden Line Rd Eagleson Rd None
Full Loads Marvelville Rd Bank St Gregoire Rd None
Full Loads Mcarthur Ave Vanier Pky St. Laurent Blvd None
Restricted Loads Mcbean St Perth St Bowrin Rd None
Full Loads McRae Ave Scott St Richmond Rd None
Full Loads Mer Bleue Rd Innes Rd Brian Coburn Blvd None
Restricted Loads Merivale Rd Kirkwood Ave Carling Ave None
Full Loads Merivale Rd Kirkwood Ave Prince Of Wales Dr None
Restricted Loads Merlyn Wilson Rd Donnelly Dr Ottawa Boundary None
Restricted Loads Metcalfe St Laurier Ave W Somerset St W None
Full Loads Metcalfe St Queen St Laurier Ave W None
Full Loads Metcalfe St Catherine St Isabella St None
Restricted Loads Michael St Parisien St Belfast Rd None
Full Loads Michael St Belfast Rd Newmarket St None
Full Loads Milton Rd Navan Rd Russell Rd None
Full Loads Mitch Owens Rd Bridge St Boundary Rd None
Restricted Loads Moodie Dr Carling Ave Highway 417 None
Full Loads Moodie Dr Highway 417 Brophy Rd None
Full Loads Montreal Rd Rideau St St. Joseph Blvd None
Full Loads Munster Rd Fallowfield Rd Franktown Rd None
Restricted Loads Munster Rd Fernbank Rd Fallowfield Rd None
Full Loads Murray St Mackenzie Ave King Edward Ave None
Full Loads Navan Rd Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Trim Rd None
Full Loads Newmarket St Michael St Bantree St None
Full Loads Nicholas St Waller St Laurier Ave E None
Full Loads Nicholas St Besserer St Laurier Ave E None
Full Loads Nicholas St Laurier Ave E Highway 417 None
Full Loads Nixon Dr River Rd Osgoode Main St None
Full Loads O'Connor St Queen St Isabella St None
Full Loads Ogilvie Rd Coventry Rd Blair Rd None
Restricted Loads Ogilvie Rd Blair Rd Montreal Rd None
Full Loads Old Innes Rd Bantree St Sheffield Rd None
Full Loads Old Montreal Rd Trim Rd Dunning Rd None
Restricted Loads Old Montreal Rd Dunning Rd Regional Road 174 None
Full Loads Old Prescott Rd Mitch Owens Rd Stagecoach Rd None
Full Loads Old Richmond Rd Fallowfield Rd Moodie Dr None
Restricted Loads Old Richmond Rd Eagleson Rd Fallowfield Rd None
Restricted Loads Orleans Blvd St. Louis Dr Innes Rd None
Full Loads Osgoode Main St River Rd Stagecoach Rd None
Full Loads Ottawa Road 29 Madawaska Blvd Ritchie Side Rd None
Full Loads Panmure Rd Upper Dwyer Hill Rd Highway 417 Ramp None
Full Loads Palladium Dr Highway 417 Off Ramp (Wb) Terry Fox Dr None
Restricted Loads Parisien St Triole St Michael St None
Full Loads Perth St Franktown Rd Eagleson Rd None
Full Loads Pinecrest Rd Carling Ave Greenbank Rd None
Full Loads Place D'Orleans Dr St. Joseph Blvd St. Joseph Blvd None
Full Loads Power Rd Rideau Rd <Dead End> None
Full Loads Prince Of Wales Dr Preston St Fourth Line Rd None
Full Loads Queen St Kent St Elgin St None
Restricted Loads Queensdale Ave Bank St Sixth St None
Restricted Loads Ramsayville Rd Ninth Line Rd Mitch Owens Rd None
Full Loads Ramsayville Rd Russell Rd Russell Rd None
Restricted Loads Raymond St Rochester St Booth St None
Full Loads Raymond St Highway 417 On Ramp (Bronson Ave) Bronson Ave None
Full Loads Regional Road 174 Highway 417 Canaan Rd None
Full Loads Richmond Rd Baseline Rd Island Park Dr None
Restricted Loads Riddell Dr Dunrobin Rd Sixth Line Rd None
Full Loads Rideau Rd Albion Rd Hawthorne Rd None
Restricted Loads Rideau Rd River Rd Albion Rd None
Restricted Loads Rideau Rd Hawthorne Rd Ramsayville None
Full Loads Rideau St Wellington St Montreal Rd None
Full Loads Rideau Valley Dr Prince Of Wales Dr Bankfield Rd None
Full Loads Rideau Valley Dr N Manotick Main St Roger Stevens Dr None
Full Loads Rideau Valley Dr S Roger Stevens Dr Dilworth Rd None
Full Loads River Rd Bridge St South Gower Boundary Rd None
Restricted Loads River Rd Riverside Dr Bridge St None
Full Loads Riverside Dr Hunt Club Rd Vanier Pky None
Full Loads Riverside Dr River Rd Hunt Club Rd None
Full Loads Robertson Rd Eagleson Rd Baseline Rd None
Full Loads Rochester St Gladstone Ave Carling Ave None
Full Loads Rockdale Rd Frank Kenny Rd Ottawa Boundary None
Full Loads Roger Stevens Dr Dwyer Hill Rd River Rd None
Restricted Loads Roger Stevens Dr Montague Boundary Rd Dwyer Hill Rd None
Full Loads Russell Rd Hawthorne Rd Langlade Rd None
Restricted Loads Russell Rd Langlade Rd Canaan Rd None
Full Loads Russell Rd Smyth Rd Hawthorne Rd 06:00 - 19:00
Full Loads Russland Rd Rockdale Rd Saumure Rd None
Full Loads Sandford Flemming Ave Terminal Ave Industrial Ave None
Full Loads Saumure Rd Russell Rd Indian Creek Rd None
Full Loads Scott St Churchill Ave N Bayview Rd None
Full Loads Sheffield Rd Old Innes Rd Walkley Rd None
Full Loads Shefford Rd <Dead End> Montreal Rd None
Restricted Loads Sixth Line Rd Thomas A. Dolan Pky Riddell Dr None
Full Loads Slater St Albert St Elgin St None
Full Loads Smyth Rd Main St St. Laurent Blvd None
Full Loads Snake Island Rd Nixon Dr Bank St None
Full Loads Somerset St W Wellington St W Kent St None
Full Loads Somerset St W O'Connor St Elgin St None
Restricted Loads Somerset St W Kent St O'Connor St None
Full Loads St. Joseph Blvd Montreal Rd Trim Rd None
Full Loads St. Laurent Blvd Montreal Rd Smyth Rd None
Full Loads St. Patrick St Mackenzie Ave King Edward Ave None
Full Loads Stagecoach Rd Mitch Owens Rd Fawn Lane None
Restricted Loads Stagecoach Rd Fawn Lane Belmeade Rd None
Full Loads Star Top Rd Cyrville Rd Innes Rd None
Full Loads Stevenage Dr Swansea Cres Hawthorne Rd None
Full Loads Stittsville Main St Hazeldean Rd Flewellyn Rd None
Full Loads Strandherd Dr Fallowfield Rd River Rd. None
Full Loads Sussex Dr Rideau St King Edward Ave Ramp (To Sussex) None
Full Loads Swansea Cres Ages Dr Stevenage Dr None
Full Loads Tenth Line Rd Regional Road 174 Navan Rd None
Full Loads Terminal Ave Riverside Dr Trainyards Dr None
Restricted Loads Terry Fox Dr Herzberg Rd March Rd None
Restricted Loads Thunder Rd Ramsayville Rd Anderson Rd None
Restricted Loads Torwood Dr Vances Side Rd Thomas A. Dolan Pky None
Full Loads Trail Rd Moodie Dr 4475 Trail Rd None
Full Loads Trainyards Dr Belfast Rd Industrial Ave None
Restricted Loads Tremblay Rd St. Laurent Blvd Triole St None
Full Loads Tremblay Rd Riverside Dr St. Laurent Blvd None
Full Loads Trim Rd Navan Rd Smith Rd None
Full Loads Trim Rd Regional Road 174 Brian Coburn Blvd None
Restricted Loads Triole St Michael St Tremblay Rd None
Full Loads Union St <Dead End> King Edward Ave Ramp (To Sussex Dr) None
Full Loads Uplands Dr Hunt Club Rd Breadner Blvd None
Restricted Loads Uplands Dr Breadner Blvd Lester Rd None
Full Loads Upper Dwyer Hill Rd Kinburn Side Rd Dwyer Hill Rd None
Restricted Loads Vances Side Rd Dunrobin Rd Torwood Dr None
Full Loads Vanier Pky Coventry Rd Riverside Dr None
Full Loads Vanier Pky Mcarthur Ave Montreal Rd None
Full Loads Victoria St Bank St Boundary Rd None
Full Loads Walkley Rd Bank St Highway 417 Off Ramp (Wb) None
Full Loads Waller St Rideau St Nicholas St None
Full Loads Wellington St W Island Park Dr Garland St None
Full Loads West Hunt Club Rd Moodie Dr Hunt Club Rd None
Full Loads Woodroffe Ave Strandherd Carling Ave. None
Restricted Loads Woodroffe Ave Richmond Rd Carling Ave None
Full Loads Woodward Dr Maitland Ave Clyde Ave None

Truck Route List

Low-Speed Vehicles

A Low-Speed Vehicle (LSV) is an electrically powered vehicle that can reach a maximum speed of 40 kilometres per hour. Due to the low-speed constraint, these vehicles are typically used for short distance travel in urban areas or within restricted facilities. They often support local deliveries and other services such as municipal maintenance or park area servicing.

A low-speed vehicle has many of the same characteristics as a typical motorized vehicle but is typically much smaller in size compared to other vehicles and can maneuver through smaller city streets and traffic with ease.

Transport Canada has information about low-speed vehicles at Question and answer for Low-Speed Vehicles (canada.ca)

Low-Speed Electric Vehicle
Safety Features

Low-speed vehicles must be operated in accordance with Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act and must meet the requirements of Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA). They are not designed to the same crashworthiness standard as regular vehicles because of their limitation for use in low-speed environments.  They also require a ‘slow-moving vehicle’ sign on the back warning other drivers of their slow speed.

Furthermore, all low-speed vehicles will be required by Transport Canada to incorporate audible sound emissions starting in 2023. Electric-powered vehicles are quiet and can pose a danger those who are blind or partially sighted, so the sound emission provides an auditory warning of their approach.

Environmental Impact

Low-speed vehicles are a more environmentally friendly method of transportation as opposed to traditional gas and diesel powered vehicles. They replace large vehicles consuming fossil fuels with much smaller vehicles that do not produce any tailpipe smoke or smog - allowing for significant reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Pilot Program

Low-speed vehicles are permitted in Ontario under a provincial pilot project valid until June  2027: Ontario Regulation 215/17.  The City of Ottawa approved their operation through a municipal by-law, as required by the provincial regulation, which came into effect in August 2022.  Applications to operate a low-speed vehicle may be submitted to the City for review and, once approved, organizations may test their low-speed vehicles for up to one year (renewable).  The City of Ottawa will collect information and feedback in support of the provincial review of this pilot program. 

Provincial Rules for Low-Speed Vehicles

The Province of Ontario requires that all low-speed vehicles be registered with Service Ontario. Each operator must apply to obtain a special low-speed vehicle license plate and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) approved by the province. As part of this process, a low-speed vehicle declaration must be completed, acknowledging that the vehicle is part of a provincial wide pilot program, that it does not possess all the same safety features as a typical vehicle, and that it will only be used in jurisdictions where operation has been approved. A link to this declaration form and additional information can be found on Low-speed vehicle pilot program | ontario.ca

How to Apply for a City of Ottawa Low-Speed Vehicle Permit

To apply to operate a low-speed vehicle in Ottawa, each company must fill out declaration form stating that the company understands the requirements of the pilot program, and that there is an decreased number of safety features as opposed to a regular motor vehicle. Each company also must provide proof of insurance and liability coverage and demonstrate the vehicle has been registered with the Province of Ontario.

For more information about low-speed vehicles in Ottawa or to apply for a permit to operate, please contact lsv-vbv@ottawa.ca.

Low-Speed Vehicles (By-law No. 2022-276)

Reporting Issues

Issues regarding operation of LSVs in Ottawa can be reported by calling 3-1-1 or by contacting 311@ottawa.ca or dialing 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.