Rideau Canal repairs update

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Parks Canada

Work to repair the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa between Bank St. and Pig Island along the Eastern shoreline began in December and have been progressing on schedule.ATT00018

After a work platform was installed along the site, the contractor began demolition work, removing the old guard rails and chipping away damaged concrete from both the face and top of the wall.   

During the week of Feb. 20, reinforcements and form work were put in place to ready the site for the new concrete.

The project to repair this section of the Rideau Canal Walls in downtown Ottawa is on schedule to be completed by Spring 2017.  The in-water work should be completed by April with the shoreline and trail work to follow. 

Reminder to users of Colonel By Dr.

As a result of the ongoing work on the Rideau Canal walls between Bank St. and Pig Island, a section of Colonel By Dr. has been temporarily narrowed. The traffic management plan includes a speed limit reduction to 40 km/hr, out of a concern for the safety of workers on site and of other road users. All drivers should ensure that they comply with posted speed limits and always consider road conditions and weather to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work along the Rideau Canal, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/rcInfrastructure. If you would like to be added to our community engagement list and receive updates on this project, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include Rideau Canal Walls in the subject heading.