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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
First Minister’s Meeting 
Wellington Street/ Sussex Drive - Downtown core area  Friday, December 9, 2016
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  
Medium
Minor traffic delays expected all day long with rolling street closures. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area 
12, 14 
Special Event
Carp Santa Claus Parade 
Start – Carp Road between the Diefenbunker Museum Access (3911 Carp Road) and Juanita Avenue, Juanita Avenue between Carp Road and Langstaff Drive, Langstaff Drive between Juanita Avenue and Donald B Munro Drive, Donald B Munro Drive between Langstaff Drive and Carp Road, and Carp Road between Donald B Munro Drive and Diefenbunker Museum Access – end  Saturday, December 10, 2016
noon to 2 p.m. 
Low
Parade route restricted to the named streets 
5 
Special Event
Metcalfe Santa Claus Parade 
Start – southbound, then westbound on Glen Street between the Community Christian School (2681 Glen Street) and Johannes Street, northbound on Johannes Street between Glen Street and Victoria Street, eastbound on Victoria Street between Johannes Street and Eighth Line Road, and southbound on Eighth Line Road between Victoria Street and the Metcalfe Community Centre (2785 Eighth Line Road) – end  Sunday, December 11, 2016
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
Low
Parade route restricted to the named streets 
20 
Special Event
Snowflake Special 
Lyon Street South between Second Avenue and Third Avenue  Sunday, December 11, 2016
noon to 4 p.m. 
Low
Street closure in effect 
17 
Construction
Facilitating a portable generator 
Albert Street between O'Connor Street and Bank Street  Thursday, November 10 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
 
Medium
Lane reduction on south side of Albert Street 
12, 14 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Avondale Avenue betweenTweedsmuir Avenue and Churchill Avenue  Wednesday, December 14 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
Low
Street closure in effect 
15 
Construction
Campeau Drive road widening project to four lanes 
Campeau Drive between Huntmar Drive and Country Glen Way   Monday, November 21 to Saturday, December 17, 2016
 
Medium
Temporary intermittent lane closures 
4 
Construction
General maintenance on bridge 
Chaudières Crossing   Wednesday, December 7 to Friday, December 23, 2016
 
Low
Complete closure of the Gatineau-bound lanes. Traffic permitted in both directions; one northbound and one southbound lane will remain open at all times. All lanes will remain open from December 24, 2016 to January 2, 2017. Pedestrians and cyclists not be affected by these lane reductions  
12, 14 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Columbus Avenue between Sharp Street and Lola Street  Monday, May 16 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
Low
Road closed 
13 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Daly Avenue between Nicholas Street and Waller Street  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the south side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 
Construction
NAC Renovation project 
Elgin Street between Albert Street and Queen Street  Saturday, May 7 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
High
Elgin northbound reduced from three to two lanes (through and left) between Albert and Queen. Sidewalk on east side of Elgin closed between Albert and Queen. Crosswalk between south side of Queen to Elgin closed.  
14 
Construction
Structural Rehabilitation project 
George McIllraith Bridge between Riverside Drive and Rideau River  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
 
High
Reduced to one lane in each direction  
17 
Construction
Greenbank Road widening - sewer and watermain reconstruction including railway underpass  
Greenbank Road between Malvern/Foxfield Drive and Marketplace Avenue   Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to Friday, July 28, 2017
 
Medium
Periodic northbound lane closure during working hours 
3 
Construction
Geotechnical work 
Highway 174 at Blair Road  Monday, December 12, 2016
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Medium
East and westbound left lane closures  
11 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Highway 417 westbound east of the Split to Highway 174 eastbound   Sunday, June 28, 2015 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Ramp closed. Motorists are encouraged to use Innes Road as a detour 
11 
Construction
Highway 417 culvert installation by Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)  
Highway 417 eastbound at March Road (Almonte/Carp)   Friday, December 9 to Monday, December 12, 2016
Friday, December 9 at noon to 5 a.m.,Monday, December 12  
High
All eastbound lanes closed. Traffic detoured to March Road eastbound off-ramp and back on the highway at the eastbound March Road on-ramp  
5 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Hurdman Station Multi-use pathways  Friday, October 23, 2015 to Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Force Main installation 
Katimavik Road between Eagleson Road and Terry Fox Drive  Monday, August 8 to Friday, December 9, 2016
 
Low
Road reduced to one lane in each direction 
4 
Construction
Kanata West Pump Station and Force Main Construction 
Katimavik Road between Whitney Drive and Eagleson Road  Tuesday, October 27, 2015 to Friday, December 9, 2016
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 5 minute intervals from Thursday, 27 October 27 to Friday, December 9.  
Low
Road closed for 5 minutes intervals and reopened to allow traffic to disperse. This process will be repeated, as required. 
23 
Construction
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound  
Laurier Avenue at King Edward Avenue  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound no longer permitted 
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Lees Avenue on-ramp (Eastbound)  Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
On-ramp closed – signage in place 
11 
Construction
Sewer work 
Longfields Drive at Jockvale Road  Monday, October 24 to Friday, December 9, 2016
 
High
Reduced to one lane in both direction 
3, 22 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Lyon Street North between Sparks Street and Albert Street; and Queen Street between Bay Street and Kent Street  Monday, July 13, 2015 to Monday, July 31, 2017
 
Medium
Lyon Street reduced to two southbound lanes. Lane reductions on Queen Street in effect  
14 
Construction
General maintenance inspections on the Memorial Arch. 
Lyon Street between Wellington Street Queen Street  Friday, July 31, 2015 to Thursday, August 3, 2017
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Medium
Intermittent lane reductions 
14 
Construction
Road rehabilitation 
MacKenzie Avenue between Murray Street and Wellington Street   Saturday, May 30, 2015 to Friday, December 9, 2016
 
Medium
MacKenzie Avenue maintained at two lanes between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reduced to one lane at all other times. Medium impact for cyclists and pedestrians  
12 
Construction
Façade rehabilitation 
Metcalfe Street at Sparks Street  Monday, March 14, 2016 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Medium
Metcalfe reduced to one lane 
14 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Navaho Drive between Agincourt Road and Iris Street  Monday, August 29 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
Medium
Road closed. OC Transpo route #150 detoured 
8 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
1) Navaho Drive between Albany Drive and Laxton Crescent, and 2) Sherman Drive between Emerald Avenue and Cline Crescent  Monday, August 29 to Friday, December 9, 2016
 
Low
Road closed 
8 
Construction
Final phase East Transit Detour 
Nicholas Street between Laurier Avenue and Hwy. 417  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Nicholas Street will be reduced to one general traffic lane northbound and will be marked with a northbound reserved bus lane between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue. Buses will also use Nicholas Street in the southbound direction in either of the two traffic lanes, with a reserved bus lane beginning at the 417 Eastbound on-Ramp. Motorists should plan out alternate routes in advance and encouraged to avoid the area if possible.  
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
O’Connor Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street, and intersection of O’Connor Street and Queen Street   Monday, November 9, 2015 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
High
Lane and intersection reductions in effect. One lane on O’Connor Street will remain open to motorists and cyclists at all times. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians at all times, but there may be intermittent closures on the east side. Please follow signed detours 
12, 14 
Construction
Facilitating maintenance of adjacent building  
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Friday, June 2, 2017
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - construction for future Lyon Station 
Queen Street at Lyon Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Saturday, July 29, 2017
 
High
Following lane reductions in effect: • Lane reductions along Lyon Street between Sparks Street and Albert Street • Lyon Street bike lane is removed from Sparks to Albert streets for the duration of Lyon Station west entrance construction  
14 
Construction
Queen Street rehabilitation project 
Queen Street between Bay Street and Metcalfe Street  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018
 
Medium
Queen Street reduced to one eastbound lane (changed to one-way). Westbound traffic is no longer permitted. A signed detour is in place to direct westbound motorists to Albert Street 
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project - Rideau Sreet Station 
Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street  Wednesday, October 19 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
Medium
Rideau Street is closed to all vehicles. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences remains open as usual. A detour is in place for taxis and delivery vehicles. OC Transpo routes that normally serve Rideau Street have changed. For more information, OC Transpo customers should visit octranspo.com and STO customers should visit sto.ca 
12 
Construction
2016 Guide Rail Repairs Project 
River Road between Mitch Owens Road and Leitrim Road  Tuesday, December 6 to Friday, December 9, 2016
 
Medium
Flagging operations 
20, 22 
Construction
Installation of new watermain and services  
Rosebella Avenue between Mavis Street and Bank Street; and, Rosebella Avenue between Eighth Street and Conroy Road  Monday, July 4 to Friday, December 16, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
10 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Scott Street/Albert Street between Smirle Avenue and Empress Avenue   Monday, July 6, 2015 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018
 
Medium
Long term lane reductions to accommodate new bus only lanes, Scott Street and Albert Street have been reduced to one eastbound lane and one westbound lane at all times  
15 
Construction
Sidewalk replacement 
Terry Fox Drive between Maple Grove Road and Katimavik Road  Tuesday, November 22 to Friday, December 9, 2016
off peak - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
Low
Northbound right lane and bike lane closed. Sidewalk on east side of Terry Fox Drive closed. 
4 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Tweedsmuir Avenue between Clare Street and Avondale Avenue  Thursday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 13, 2016
 
Low
Street closure in effect 
15 
Construction
Rehabilitation of Minto Bridges East and Centre 
Union Street between Minto Bridge Centre and Stanley Avenue  Monday, December 16, 2013 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
 
Low
Bridge closed - signed detours in place 
12, 13 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Waller Street between Laurier Avenue East and Nicholas Street  Friday, July 26, 2013 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Waller Street between Daly Avenue and Mackenzie King Bridge  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the west side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 
Construction
Facilitating building repair 
Wellington Street between Kent Street and Bank Street  Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to Thursday, May 10, 2018
 
Low
Sidewalk on south side closed 
14 

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