- Lees Avenue Reconstruction Update
- Mcllraith Bridge Rehabilitation
- Area Sustainable Transportation Initiative
- Lees Avenue, between Main Street and Chestnut Avenue, was reconstructed as part of this project.
- The modifications included wider sidewalks, an eastbound bike lane, and a wide shared westbound lane.
- Construction is substantially complete at this point.
- The project team is investigating the possibility of modifying the pavement markings on Lees Avenue between Chestnut Street and 200 Lees Avenue, to provide for on-road bike lanes. If pursued, this will include the elimination of on-street parking in this area.
- The City is undertaking the rehabilitation of the Mcllraith Bridge, which will be co-ordinated with the construction schedule of the Main Street Renewal project.
- The project will introduce bike lanes on the bridge and enhance roadway lighting.
- The structural rehabilitation of the Mcllraith Bridge includes repairs to concrete, expansion joint replacements, and coating of the existing structural steel.
- Work on the rehabilitation of Mcllraith Bridge is scheduled to take two years beginning in the summer of 2015. During construction, the bridge will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction. Over the winter months, the bridge will be returned to two travel lanes in each direction.
The City is in the process of planning, designing, and or implementing a few transportation initiatives in the broader area that will reinforce the community's sustainable transportation infrastructure and further support the success of the Main Street Renewal project.
These initiatives include:
- The transportation capacity of Confederation Line and the Lees Station which is within walking distance of Old Ottawa East;
- A pedestrian and cycling bridge crossing of the Rideau Canal opposite Clegg Street, which will link Old Ottawa East to Lansdowne Park and The Glebe;
- A multiuse pathway along the west side of the Rideau River; and
- Bike lanes across the Mcllraith Bridge, implemented as part of the bridge's rehabilitation.