City of Ottawa
Starting Monday, July 22 there will be additional lane closures on Highway 417 in both directions between Nicholas Street and the 174 split.
- The week of July 22:
- There will be nightly lane reductions in effect on Highway 417 eastbound in the vicinity of Hurdman Bridge, from the Nicholas Street on ramp to the Vanier Parkway off ramp.
- There will be a lane reduction on Highway 417 westbound between Walkley Road and Innes Road daily from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and nightly from10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25 – The shoulder lane on Highway 417 eastbound will be closed overnight between Walkley Road and the Hwy417/174 split.
- Tuesday, July 23 to Tuesday, August 27 – There will be lane reductions in effect along St. Laurent Boulevard in both directions between Lemieux Street and Tremblay Road.
Motorists driving westbound on Highway 417 and exiting northbound at the Nicholas-Mann off-ramp are reminded to keep to the right as they approach this ramp as there is only one exit lane available. This will be in effect until the end of August.
Signage will be in place to advise commuters of traffic and road changes and motorists are reminded to respect the reduced speed limits and use caution when travelling through construction zones. Many of these construction elements are weather dependant and may be implemented later than the dates given.
This work is being done as part of the Highway 417 expansion project, which began in May, and will add an additional lane in each direction, between Nicholas Street and the Split for rapid transit during the 2015 to 2018 phase of Confederation Line construction. With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use other alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:
- • Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
- • City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
- • Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city
- • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Highway 417
- • Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
Information about additional construction activity will be shared with the public prior to work commencing. Further project details and other information concerning ongoing City roadwork are available on ottawa.ca.