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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
March  
March – sidewalks – north on Bay Street between Albert Street and Wellington Street, and east on Wellington Street between Bay Street and Parliament Hill  Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Low
March restricted to sidewalks 
14 
Special Event
Right to Housing - March and Demonstration 
March – sidewalks – east on Wellington Street between Parliament Hill and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Wellington Street and the Human Rights Monument (Lisgar Street), north on Elgin Street between the Human Rights Monument and Laurier Avenue, east on Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Cumberland Street, and south on Cumberland Street between Laurier Avenue and Université Private Demonstration – sidewalk and area in front of and adjacent to the Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street at Lisgar Street   Saturday, February 24, 2018
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Low
March and demonstration restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
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 24, 2018
4 p.m.. to 8 p.m. 
Low
Walks restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14, 17 
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 24, 2018
4 p.m.. to 9 p.m. 
Low
Walk 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 24, 2018
4:30 p.m.. to 8:30 p.m. 
Low
Walk restricted to sidewalks 
4, 6, 23 
Special Event
March and demonstration 
March – sidewalks – west on Wellington Street between Parliament Hill and Lyon Street, south on Lyon Street between Wellington Street and Sparks Street, and west on Sparks Street between Lyon Street and the Bangladesh High Commission (350 Sparks Street) Demonstration – sidewalks – opposite the Bangladesh High Commission (350 Sparks Street)   Monday, February 26, 2018
 
Low
March and demonstration restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14 
Special Event
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides 
West on Pretoria Avenue between the parking lot of the Villagia in the Glebe Retirement Residence and O’Connor Street, south on O’Connor Street between Pretoria Avenue and Strathcona Avenue, east on Strathcona Avenue between O’Connor Street and Metcalfe Street, north on Metcalfe Street between Strathcona Avenue and Pretoria Avenue, and east on Pretoria Avenue between Metcalfe Street and the parking lot of the Villagia in the Glebe Retirement Residence  Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Low
Ride restricted to single lane of named streets 
17 
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
Mobile crane set-up to assist Hydro Ottawa with replacement of a hydro pole 
Chapman Boulevard between Saunderson Drive and Arch Street  Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
18 
Construction
Mobile crane-set up 
Daly Avenue between Nicholas Street and Waller Street  Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
6 .m., Friday, February 23 to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 25  
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
12 
Construction
Emergency sewer repair 
Elgin Street between Catherine Street and Argyle Avenue  Thursday, February 22 to Monday, February 26, 2018
from 7 p.m., Thursday, February 22 until 5 a.m., Monday, February 26  
Medium
Elgin Street reduced to one lane in each direction. No detour. Traffic being diverted by shifting traffic lanes 
14 
Construction
Field Investigations for Capital Works Project - Elgin Street renewal 
Elgin Street between Isabella Street and McLeod Street   Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inclusive  
High
Temporary lane closures during off-peak traffic hours. Bi-directional traffic in effect. Cycling and transit will be accommodated during investigation 
14 
Construction
Equipment set-up on roadway to facilitate replacement of two hydro poles by Hydro Ottawa  
Forward Avenue between Burnside Avenue and Barnsley Private  Wednesday, February 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Undertaking of construction activities, including the installation of a new watermain, sewers and road reinstatement 
Goulbourn Forced Road between and Keyrock Drive and Innovation Drive  Friday, February 9 to Tuesday, August 28, 2018
 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
4 
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 Summer 2018 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Ivanhoe Avenue between Elmhurst Avenue and Carling Avenue  Wednesday, February 28 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
7 
Construction
Placing of mobile crane and equipment on street to facilitate the removal of crane on site at 80 Landry Street  
Landry Street between St. Charles Street and Alice Street  Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
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
Installation of new sanitary trunk sewer 
Martin Street between Cockburn Street and Fortune Street  Monday, October 30, 2017 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
21 
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
Construction of new condominium development 
Norfolk Avenue between Carling Avenue and Adeline Street  Thursday, February 15 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
14 
Construction
Bell manhole reconstruction 
O'Connor Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street West  Monday, January 22 to Friday, March 2, 2018
 
High
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes.  
14 
Construction
Culvert rehabilitation and roadway reconstruction 
Prince of Wales Drive between Deakin Street and Blazer Avenue   Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, March 15, 2018
 
Medium
Prince of Wales Drive reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction 
21, 22 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - Queen Street renewal 
Queen Street between Bank Street and O’Connor Street  Saturday, June 24, 2017
To Summer 2018 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
Queen Victoria Street between Stanley Avenue and Crichton Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect 
13 
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
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
River Lane between Union Street and Keefer Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Street closure in effect, however, during closure River Lane will be converted to permit two-way traffic 
13 
Construction
Culvert replacement 
Ritchie Side Road between Ivy Acres Road and Upper Dwyer Hill Road  Tuesday, February 20 to Thursday, March 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
5 
Construction
Road, sewer and watermain reconstruction 
Sanford Avenue between Prince of Wales Drive and Morley Boulevard  Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, March 7, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect 
16 
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
Mobile crane-set up to facilitate building repairs to 350 Sparks Street 
Sparks Street between Bay Street and Lyon Street  Saturday, February 24, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
Watermain repairs and road reconstruction 
St. Joseph Boulevard between Bearbrook Road and Hart Road  Monday, January 29 to Friday, March 30, 2018
 
Medium
Lane reductions in effect. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to westbound lanes with one lane open in each direction. Speed limit through the work zone will be reduced. The eastbound stop for OC Transpo Route 31 will be relocated to the west of the work zone.  
1, 2 
Construction
To facilitate construction of an adjacent development 
St. Patrick Street westbound between Beausoleil Drive and King Edward Avenue   Monday, June 19, 2017 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
 
Medium
Lane reductions in effect. Low impact for cyclists, pedestrians and Transit.  
12 
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 

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