Construction on Bronson Avenue resumes February 4

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City of Ottawa

Bronson Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue beginning at 9 a.m. on February 4, 2013 for construction work.

During the closure a southbound travel lane will be maintained. Northbound traffic will be detoured west via Somerset Street to Kent Street.

Alternate routes for OC Transpo have also been established. OC Transpo Route 4 southbound travel lane will be maintained and northbound OC Transpo Route 4 will be detoured east via Somerset Street to Kent Street. Commuters are advised to plan ahead for delays and longer commuting times.

Businesses remain open as usual along Bronson Avenue. Way finding signage will be in place directing motorists to detours for access to local businesses.

The construction work begins the second phase of the two-year Bronson reconstruction project, a $30 million project to replace water and sewer pipes that are in some cases 130 years old. It involves installing a large feeder main to supply water to southern sections of the city, rebuilding the deteriorating roadway and improving the street through new trees, street furniture, sidewalks and public artwork. For more information visit

The renewal of Bronson Avenue is an Ottawa on the Move project. Ottawa on the Move advanced $340 million of capital projects to be completed from 2012 to 2014 and is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.