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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Demonstration and March 
Demonstration – sidewalk and area in front of and adjacent to the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street at Lisgar Street March – Elgin Street between the Human Rights Monument and Wellington Street, Wellington Street between Elgin Street and Parliament Hill (Metcalfe Street entrance), Wellington Street between Metcalfe Street and Booth Street, Booth Street between Wellington Street and the Canadian War Museum (Vimy Place Private), Booth Street between Vimy Place Private and Albert Street, Albert Street between Booth Street and Rochester Street, Rochester Street between Albert Street and Raymond Street, Raymond Street/Catherine Street between Rochester Street and Bank Street, Bank Street between Catherine Street and McLeod Street, McLeod Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, Elgin Street between McLeod Street and Laurier Avenue, Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Ottawa City Hall, Laurier Avenue between Ottawa City Hall and Elgin Street, Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and Albert Street, Albert Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street, Bank Street between Albert Street and Queen Street, Queen Street between Bank Street and Slater Street, Slater Street between Queen Street and Elgin Street, and Elgin Street between Slater Street and the Human Rights Monument.   Thursday, April 17, 2014
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Low
Demonstration and March restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Walk of the Cross 
North on Kent Street between St. Patrick’s Basilica and Wellington Street, west on Wellington Street between Kent Street and the Supreme Court of Canada, east on Wellington Street/Rideau Street between Lyon Street and Parliament Hill, east on Wellington Street/Rideau Street between Parliament Hill and MacKenzie Avenue, north on MacKenzie Avenue between Rideau Street and the National Gallery of Canada, east on St. Patrick Street between MacKenzie Avenue and Sussex Drive, and north on Sussex Drive between St. Patrick Street and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica (56 Guigues Street)  Friday, April 18, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Low
Procession restricted to designated streets 
12, 14 
Special Event
Walk of the Cross 
North on Booth Street between St. Anthony’s Church (427 Booth Street) and Poplar Street, west on Poplar Street between Booth Street and Preston Street, south on Preston Street between Poplar Street and Gladstone Avenue, and east on Gladstone Avenue between Preston Street and St. Anthony’s Church  Friday, April 18, 2014
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Low
Procession restricted to sidewalks 
14 
Special Event
Annual Kanata Christian Walk of the Cross 
North on Sandhill Road between St. John’s Anglican Church (325 Sandhill Road) and Klondike Road, west on Klondike Road between Sandhill Road and March Road, south on March Road between Klondike Road and Shirley’s Brook Drive, east on Shirley’s Brook Drive between March Road and Sandhill Road; and north on Sandhill Road between Shirley’s Brook Drive and St. John’s Anglican Church (325 Sandhill Road).  Friday, April 18, 2014
noon to 2 p.m.. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks (where sidewalks exist) and partial traffic lanes (where there are no sidewalks) 
4, 5, 23 
Special Event
Procession - Passion for the Lord on Holy Friday 
Glenora Street between Herridge Street and Hazel Street, Hazel Street between Glenora Street and McGillivray Street, McGillivray Street between Hazel Street and Clegg Street, and Clegg Street between McGillivray Street and Herridge Street.  Friday, April 18, 2014
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks (where sidewalks exist) and partial traffic lanes (where there are no sidewalks) 
17 
Special Event
March and Demonstration 
March – east on Wellington/Rideau Street between Parliament Hill and Charlotte Street, and north on Charlotte Street between Rideau Street and Tormey Street (entrance to Macdonald Gardens Park). Demonstration – restricted to a designated area in Macdonald Gardens Park (across from the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey)   Thursday, April 24, 2014
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
High
March and demonstration restricted to designated streets and location 
12, 14 
Special Event
5K Law Day Charity Fun Run 
Run Route includes – closure of Pretoria Bridge (while race passes along Queen Elizabeth Driveway), closure of Laurier Avenue eastbound on-ramp to Queen Elizabeth Driveway, closure of Somerset Street West, Waverly Street, Frank Street, Delaware Avenue, McLeod Street, Argyle Street, Strathcona Avenue, Patterson Avenue, Monkland Avenue, Linden Terrace, First Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue entrances to Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Isabella Street at Elgin Street – end of run  Friday, April 25, 2014
noon to 1:30 p.m.  
Medium
Bridge and road closures in effect 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Hike for Life  
Walk - east on Gloucester Street between the St. Patrick Basilica and Kent Street, north on Kent Street between Gloucester Street and Laurier Avenue, and east on Laurier Avenue between Kent Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Participants will return to St. Patrick Basilica using the same route in reverse  Saturday, April 26, 2014
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Alive to Strive Race 
Hog's Back Road between Prince of Wales Drive and Riverside Drive   Sunday, April 27, 2014
7 a.m. to noon 
Medium
Road closure in effect 
12, 14, 16 
Special Event
MS Walk 
Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place, Ottawa River Parkway between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive, Parkdale Avenue between Ottawa River Parkway and Columbine Driveway, Columbine Drive and Ottawa River Parkway, and Tunney’s Pasture Driveway between Columbine Driveway and Scott Street  Sunday, April 27, 2014
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Medium
Road closure in effect.  
14, 15 
Special Event
PoutineFest 
Most westerly curb lane of O'Connor Street between Sparks Street and Queen Street  Sunday, April 27, 2014
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Medium
Lane closure in effect 
12, 14 
Construction
Facilitating building repairs 
Albert Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Thursday, May 1 to Friday, August 1, 2014
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on south side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians  
14 
Construction
Lansdowne Park redevelopment 
Bank Street between Echo Drive and Holmwood Avenue   Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, June 30, 2014
 
High
Bank Street reduced to one lane in the northbound direction 
17 
Construction
Mobile crane set-up for installation of new hydro pole  
Bel-Air Drive between Garfield Avenue and Garfield Avenue  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
Low
Road closure in effect 
8 
Construction
Blackcreek Road bridge renewal 
Blackcreek Road between Cooper Hill Road and Pana Road  Thursday, April 17 to Friday, June 27, 2014
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure.  
20 
Construction
General maintenance 
Chaudières Bridge  Monday, March 3 to Friday, May 30, 2014
 
High
Chaudières Bridge is reduced to one lane in each direction due to general maintenance. The sidewalk on the west side is closed. A pedestrian detour is in place. 
14 
Construction
Integrated Road Rehabilitation 
Churchill Avenue southbound between Byron Avenue and Clare Street  Monday, March 3 to Friday, October 3, 2014
 
Medium
Road closure in effect 
15 
Construction
Integrated Road Rehabilitation 
Churchill Avenue southbound between Clare Street and Carling Avenue  Monday, March 3 to Friday, August 1, 2014
 
Medium
Road closure in effect 
15 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Cumberland Street between Besserer Street and Rideau Street  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on east side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians  
12 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Dalhousie Street between York Street and George Street  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Thursday, October 1, 2015
 
Medium
Lane reductions in effect 
12 
Construction
Remplacement d'égout unitaire 
Elgin Street between Catherine Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway  Friday, April 25 to Monday, April 28, 2014
7 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure.  
14, 17 
Construction
Gladstone Avenue Reconstruction  
Gladstone Avenue between Bank Street and Metcalfe Street  Monday, April 14 to Friday, September 12, 2014
 
High
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure. Transit service is detoured. 
14 
Construction
Concrete duct and manhole installation 
Island Park Drive between Richmond Road and Merivale Road  Monday, April 14 to Friday, July 18, 2014
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
High
Road reduced to one lane with flag person directing traffic 
15 
Construction
Connection of new site services 
Ladouceur Street between Garland Street and Merton Street  Wednesday, April 16 to Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Highway 417 expansion project 
Lees Avenue on-ramp (Eastbound)  Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Saturday, April 28, 2018
 
High
On-ramp closed – signage in place 
11 
Construction
Mobile crane set-up  
Leighton Terrace between Richmond Road and Bassett Lane  Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Overhead formwork installation on Sussex Drive Bridge 
MacDonald Cartier Bridge and King Edward Avenue  Monday, March 17 to Friday, October 31, 2014
 
Medium
MacDonald-Cartier Bridge and King Edward Avenue reduced to two lanes in each direction between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and reduced to one lane in each direction between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.  
12 
Construction
Rideau Centre Expansion 
Mackenzie King Bridge westbound  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Saturday, February 28, 2015
8 p.m. to 6 a.m. - Sunday to Thursday 
Low
Nightly lane reductions 
12 
Construction
Facilitating sidewalk replacement 
Metcalfe Street between Queen Street and Sparks Street  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on east side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians  
14 
Construction
Highway 417 expansion project 
Nicholas Street off-ramp (Westbound)  Tuesday, July 9, 2013 to Saturday, July 5, 2014
 
High
Off-ramp reduced to one lane – signage in place 
11 
Construction
Rideau Centre Expansion 
Nicholas Street between Rideau Street and Besserer Street   Monday, January 20, 2014 to Sunday, February 28, 2016
 
Low
Northbound lane closed 
12 
Construction
Queen Street Watermain Replacement 
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street  Monday, August 12, 2013 to Saturday, May 31, 2014
 
Medium
Street reduced to one lane in each direction 
14 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Richmond Road between Patricia Avenue and Leighton Terrace  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Monday, June 1, 2015
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on south side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians  
15 
Construction
Rideau River Multi-use Pathways - Watermain installation 
The multi-use pathway on the east side of the Rideau River in the vicinity of the Hwy 417/Hurdman Bridge and the the multi-use pathway on the west side of the Rideau River in the vicinity of the Hwy 417/Hurdman Bridge  Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
High
The multi-use pathway on the east side of the Rideau River remains closed and has been re-routed. It is anticipated to re-open mid-April. (Subject to change). Pedestrians and cyclists will need to plan alternative routes. The multi-use pathway on the west side of the Rideau River is now opened.  
11 
Construction
Rideau Centre Expansion 
Rideau Street eastbound between Sussex Drive and William Street  Monday, February 3, 2014 to Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 
Medium
Eastbound reduced to single shared use lane 
12 
Construction
Bell and Hydro manhole rebuild 
Rideau Street between Charlotte Street and Cummings Bridge  Monday, March 10 to Monday, May 5, 2014
 
Medium
Street reduced to one lane in each direction 
12 
Construction
Connection of new site services 
Senio Avenue between Normandy Crescent and Falaise Road  Wednesday, April 16 to Friday, April 18, 2014
 
Low
Road closed 
16 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Slater Street between Bank Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Thursday, October 1, 2015
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on north side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians 
14 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Slater Street between O'Connor Street and Metcalfe Street  Monday, April 14 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on north side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians 
14 
Construction
Highway 417 expansion project 
Eastbound St. Laurent off-ramp   Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 
High
Reduced to one lane 
11 
Construction
Road reconstruction 
Sussex Drive between St. Patrick Street and King Edward Avenue   Monday, February 24 to Saturday, December 20, 2014
 
High
Reduced to one lane in each direction 
12 
Construction
Sussex Drive Reconstruction - centre and east Minto Bridges repair 
Union Street between Stanley Avenue and 220 m west of Stanley Avenue  Monday, December 16, 2013 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015
 
Low
Bridge closed - signed detours in place 
12 
Construction
Highway 417 Expansion Project 
Eastbound Vanier Parkway off-ramp   Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 
High
Off ramp reduced to one lane 
13 
Construction
Highway 417 Expansion Project 
Westbound Vanier Parkway off-ramp   Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Thursday, July 31, 2014
 
High
Off ramp reduced to one lane 
13 
Construction
Highway 417 Expansion Project 
Westbound Vanier Parkway off-ramp   Tuesday, April 22 to Tuesday, May 6, 2014
 
High
Northbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound closed  
13 
Construction
OLRT construction 
Waller Street between Laurier Avenue East and Nicholas Street  Friday, July 26, 2013 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Facilitating new building construction 
Wellington Street between Bank Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, April 14, 2014 to Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect. Sidewalk on south side closed. Medium impact for pedestrians  
15 
Construction
Installation of new sanitary and storm sewers and connection of new individual lot services. 
Woodroffe Avenue between Chapman Mills Drive and Cresthaven Drive  Monday, April 28 to Friday, June 6, 2014
 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure. Transit service is detoured. 
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