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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Coldest Night of the Year Walk for the Homeless 
2K walk – sidewalks – west on Lisgar Street between City Hall (Lisgar Street entrance) and O’Connor Street, north on O’Connor Street between Lisgar Street and Wellington Street, east on Wellington Street between O’Connor Street and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Wellington Street and Lisgar Street, and east on Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and City Hall 5K walk – sidewalks – west on Lisgar Street between City Hall (Lisgar Street entrance) and Kent Street, north on Kent Street between Lisgar Street and Nepean Street, west on Nepean Street between Kent Street and Lyon Street, north on Lyon Street between Nepean Street and Wellington Street, east on Wellington Street between Lyon Street and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Wellington Street and Slater Street, eastbound on Slater Street between Elgin Street and Waller Street, north on Waller Street between Slater Street and Daly Avenue, east on Daly Avenue between Waller Street and Cumberland Street, south on Cumberland Street between Daly Avenue and Laurier Avenue, west on Laurier Avenue between Cumberland Street and Elgin Street, and south on Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and City Hall (Laurier Street entrance) 10K – consists of a second loop of the 5K walk route   Saturday, February 25, 2017
4 p.m.. to 8 p.m. 
Low
Walks restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Coldest Night of the Year Walk - Chrysalis House 
Walk – sidewalks – north on Terry Fox Drive between the Kanata Recreation Complex (100 Charlie Rogers Place) and Maple Grove Road, east on Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Drive and McCurdy Drive, southeast on McCurdy Drive between Maple Grove Road and Castlefrank Road, south on Castlefrank Road between McCurdy Drive and Winchester Drive, west on Winchester Drive between Castlefrank Road and Terry Fox Drive, and north on Terry Fox Drive between Winchester Drive and the Kanata Recreation Complex.  Saturday, February 25, 2017
4:30 p.m.. to 8:30 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
4, 6, 23 
Special Event
Coldest Night of the Year Walk for the Homeless 
Walk – sidewalks – Southwest on Beausoleil Drive between York Public School (310 York Street) and Cobourg Street, south on Cobourg Street between Beausoleil Drive and Rideau Street, west on Rideau Street between Cobourg Street and Cumberland Street, north on Cumberland Street between Rideau Street and Murray Street, west on Murray Street between Cumberland Street and Sussex Drive, south on Sussex Drive between Murray Street and York Street, east on York Street between Sussex Drive and William Street, south on William Street between York Street and George Street, east on George Street between William Street and Cumberland Street, south on Cumberland Street between George Street and Rideau Street, east on Rideau Street between Cumberland Street and Cobourg Street, north Cobourg Street between Rideau Street and Beausoleil Drive, and west/south on Beausoleil Drive between Cobourg Street and York Public School  Saturday, February 25, 2017
5 p.m.. to 9 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14, 17 
Construction
Alexandra Bridge Steel Repairs Project 
Alexandra Bridge  Monday, October 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday to Sunday - 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
Low
Gatineau-bound lane closed to vehicular traffic. A unidirectional reversible lane applied for the duration of the project. The Boardwalk will remain open, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect width reduction for short periods of time during this period. Cyclists are asked to walk their bike when travelling through the reduced portion. Pedestrians and cyclists will have to exercise caution while using the Boardwalk.  
12 
Construction
Alexandra Bridge Steel Repairs Project 
Alexandra Bridge  Monday, October 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Monday to Sunday - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Low
Ottawa-bound lane closed to vehicular traffic. A unidirectional reversible lane applied for the duration of the project. The Boardwalk will remain open, but pedestrians and cyclists should expect width reduction for short periods of time during this period. Cyclists are asked to walk their bike when travelling through the reduced portion. Pedestrians and cyclists will have to exercise caution while using the Boardwalk.  
12 
Construction
Blasting operations 
Booth Street between Middle Street and Quebec border  Monday, February 20, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Medium
Road Closed - Short duration closure up to five minutes per occurrence. Ottawa Police Services on site to control traffic 
12, 14 
Construction
Blasting operations 
Booth Street between Middle Street and Quebec border  Monday, March 6, 2017
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Medium
Road Closed - Short duration closure up to five minutes per occurrence. Ottawa Police Services on site to control traffic 
12, 14 
Construction
Building construction 
Champagne Avenue between Beech Street and Hickory Street  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
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
Culvert replacement 
Diamondview Road between Thomas A. Dolan Parkway and Old Coach Road  Monday, February 27 to Monday, March 6, 2017
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
5 
Construction
NAC Renovation project 
Elgin Street between Albert Street and Queen Street  Saturday, May 7, 2016 to Friday, June 23, 2017
 
Low
Sidewalk on east side of Elgin closed between Albert and Queen. Crosswalk between south side of Queen to Elgin closed  
14 
Construction
Staging of concrete pump and multiple cement trucks  
Friel Street between Wilbrod Street and Laurier Avenue East  Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Staging of concrete pump and multiple cement trucks  
Friel Street between Wilbrod Street and Laurier Avenue East  Saturday, February 25 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Transitway Bridge Demolition - Capital Project LRT 
Greenfield Avenue between King Edward Avenue and Hwy 417 on-ramp  Friday, February 24 to Monday, February 27, 2017
8 p.m., Friday, February 24 to 6 a.m., Monday, February 27 
High
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
17 
Construction
Storm outlet replacement 
Highway 174 at Trim Road  Tuesday, February 14 to Friday, March 17, 2017
 
Medium
Short duration closures of south eastbound lanes in off-peak hours 
2, 19 
Construction
Pot hole repairs 
Highway 174 between Cameron Street and Canaan Road   Wednesday, February 22, 2017
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Low
East and westbound shoulder closures in effect  
19 
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
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Hurdman Station Multi-use pathways  Friday, October 23, 2015 to Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
17 
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
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
Sewer lining 
Main Street at Toronto Street  Tuesday, February 21 to Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7 p.m., Tuesday, February 21 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, February 22 
Medium
Lane reductions 
17 
Construction
Sewer lining 
Main Street between McNaughton Avenue and Clegg Street   Monday, February 27 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, February 28 at 6 a.m. 
Medium
Lane reductions 
17 
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
2014 CIPP Sewer Lining Program 
Metcalfe Street between Slater Street and Laurier Avenue  Friday, February 24 to Monday, February 27, 2017
6 p.m., Friday, February 24 to 6 a.m., Monday, February 27 
Low
Road closure in efffect. However, during the closure Metcalfe Street will be converted to permit two-way traffic. Flag persons and paid duty officers be on-site to assist with local and emergency vehicle access. 
14 
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
Staging mobile crane and materials in roadway to facilitate the installation of tower crane  
Pamilla Street between Rochester Street and Preston Street  Monday, February 27 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
Low
Road closure in efffect. However, during the closure Pamila Street will be converted to permit two-way traffic. Flag persons and paid duty officers be on-site to assist with local and emergency vehicle access. 
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
Facilitating development project 
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31, 2017
 
Low
Queen Street eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on north side of Queen Street closed in front of site  
14 
Construction
Placing of equipment and materials in the roadway to facilitate a demolition  
Queen Street between Bay Street and Lyon Street  Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
 
Low
Road closed 
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project - Rideau Sreet Station 
Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Medium
Cars and cyclists are still not permitted on this portion of Rideau Street until the O-Train Confederation Line begins operating in 2018. However, it is now open to bus and taxi traffic. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences remains open as usual. 
12 
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
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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