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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Sunday, February 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Sunday, February 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (westbound) between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive, and Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place Private   Sunday, February 14, 2016
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
High
Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (westbound) - closed; Wellington Street - lane reduction 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Vimy Place Private   Sunday, February 14, 2016
7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
High
Street closure in effect 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2016 
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street, and Laurier Avenue between Elgin Street and Nicholas Street including Laurier Avenue off-ramp  Monday, February 15, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Chinese Lunar New Year Lion Dance - procession 
Somerset Street between Preston Street and Bay Street  Sunday, February 14, 2016
1 p.m.. to 2:30 p.m. 
Low
Street closure in effect 
14 
Special Event
Coldest Night of the Year Walk for the Homeless 
2K walk – 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 Lisgar Street between Elgin Street and City Hall (Lisgar Street entrance) 5K walk – 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, east 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 the City Hall (Lisgar Street entrance) 10K – consists of a second loop of the 5K walk route   Saturday, February 20, 2016
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 
2 K – west on Laurier Avenue West between the First Baptist Church (140 Laurier Avenue) and Bank Street, south on Bank Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, north on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue West, and west on Laurier Avenue West between Elgin Street and the First Baptist Church. 5 K – west on Laurier Avenue West between the First Baptist Church (140 Laurier Avenue) and Bank Street, south on Bank Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Lewis Street, west on Lewis Street between Elgin Street and Jack Purcell Lane, south on Jack Purcell Lane between Lewis Street and Frank Street, east on Frank Street between Jack Purcell Lane and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Frank Street and Catherine Street, west on Catherine Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street, north on Bank Street between Catherine Street and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, and north on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and the First Baptist Church 10 K – west on Laurier Avenue West between the First Baptist Church (140 Laurier Avenue) and Bank Street, south on Bank Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Lewis Street, west on Lewis Street between Elgin Street and Jack Purcell Lane, south on Jack Purcell Lane between Lewis Street and Frank Street, east on Frank Street between Jack Purcell Lane and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Frank Street and Catherine Street, west on Catherine Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street, north on Bank Street between Catherine Street and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, and north on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue West, west on Laurier Avenue West between Elgin Street and Bank Street, south on Bank Street between Laurier Avenue West and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Lewis Street, west on Lewis Street between Elgin Street and Jack Purcell Lane, south on Jack Purcell Lane between Lewis Street and Frank Street, east on Frank Street between Jack Purcell Lane and Elgin Street, south on Elgin Street between Frank Street and Catherine Street, west on Catherine Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street, north on Bank Street between Catherine Street and Somerset Street, east on Somerset Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street, north on Elgin Street between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue West, and west on Laurier Avenue West between Elgin Street and the First Baptist Church   Saturday, February 20, 2016
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Low
Walks restricted to sidewalks 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Mobile crane set-up for elevator installation 
Bank Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street  Monday, February 15 to Tuesday, February 16, 2016
8 p.m., Monday, February 15 to 6 a.m., Tuesday, February 16 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
14 
Construction
Repairs to foundation of building 
601 Bank Street – rear lane from Strathcona Avenue to 15.5 metres north  Tuesday, February 2 to Monday, February 29, 2016
 
Low
Road closed 
14 
Construction
Staging of formwork for Richcraft Homes construction 
Bay Street between Nepean Street and Gloucester Street  Friday, October 16, 2015 to Friday, September 2, 2016
 
Low
Bike lane closed: single file signs posted, and east sidewalk closed: pedestrians directed to west sidewalk 
14 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Booth Street between Albert Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway  Sunday, December 21, 2014 to Monday, December 19, 2016
 
Medium
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
14 
Construction
Mobile crane set-up to hoist materials  
1) Bronson Avenue between Queen Street and Sparks Street, and 2) Sparks Street between Bronson Avenue and Bay Street.   Thursday, February 4, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. However, during the closure, Sparks Street will be converted to permit two-way traffic.  
14 
Construction
Connection of new services 
Brunel Street between Foxview Place and Montreal Road  Tuesday, February 9 to Friday, February 12, 2016
 
Low
Road closed 
13 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Daly Avenue between Nicholas Street and Waller Street  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the south side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 
Construction
Structural Rehabilitation project 
George McIllraith Bridge between Riverside Drive and Rideau River  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016
 
High
Reduced to one lane in each direction  
17 
Construction
Mobile crane set-up to hoist materials and equipment  
Gloucester Street between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street  Sunday, February 21, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. However, during the closure Gloucester Street will be converted to permit two-way traffic. Traffic control person(s) will be on-site where required to assist with local and emergency vehicle access.  
14 
Construction
Greenbank Road widening - sewer and watermain reconstruction including railway underpass  
Greenbank Road between Malvern/Foxfield Drive and Marketplace Avenue   Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to Friday, July 28, 2017
 
Medium
Lane reductions and road diversion  
3 
Construction
Culvert relining project  
Highway 174 eastbound & westbound between Orleans Boulevard and Quigley Hill Road  Monday, January 18 to Wednesday, June 1, 2016
 
Medium
Intermittent off-peak lane reductions 
1, 2, 19 
Construction
Road maintenance 
Hwy 174 between Blair Road and and Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard  Sunday, February 7, 2016
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
High
Eastbound and westbound left lane closures 
1, 2, 11 
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 Monday, January 8, 2018
 
Low
Closures in effect 
17 
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
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Lyon Street North between Sparks Street and Albert Street; and Queen Street between Bay Street and Kent Street  Monday, July 13, 2015 to Monday, July 31, 2017
 
Medium
Lyon Street reduced to two southbound lanes. Lane reductions on Queen Street in effect  
14 
Construction
General maintenance inspections on the Memorial Arch. 
Lyon Street between Wellington Street Queen Street  Friday, July 31, 2015 to Thursday, August 3, 2017
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 
Medium
Intermittent lane reductions 
14 
Construction
Main Street reconstruction project 
Main Street northbound between Clegg Street and Lees Avenue  Monday, May 25, 2015 to Monday, August 29, 2016
 
High
Northbound lanes closed  
17 
Construction
Facilitating maintenance of adjacent building  
Metcalfe Street between Nepean Street and Gloucester Street  Monday, July 13, 2015 to Friday, March 11, 2016
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect Monday through Friday. East sidewalk closed  
14 
Construction
Graham Creek - Culvert replacement project 
Monterey Drive between Guthrie Street and Abingdon Drive  Friday, January 15 to Sunday, February 14, 2016
 
Low
Lane narrowing. North side sidewalk closed  
8 
Construction
Graham Creek - Culvert replacement project 
Monterey Drive between Guthrie Street and Abingdon Drive  Monday, February 8 to Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. North side sidewalk closed  
8 
Construction
Rideau Centre Expansion 
Nicholas Street between Rideau Street and Besserer Street   Monday, January 20, 2014 to Monday, February 29, 2016
 
Low
Northbound lane closed 
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
O’Connor Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street, and intersection of O’Connor Street and Queen Street   Monday, November 9, 2015 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 
High
Lane and intersection reductions in effect. One lane on O’Connor Street will remain open to motorists and cyclists at all times. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians at all times, but there may be intermittent closures on the east side. Please follow signed detours 
12, 14 
Construction
Facilitating maintenance of adjacent building  
Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and O'Connor Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Friday, June 2, 2017
 
Low
Lane reductions in effect  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - construction for future Lyon Station 
Queen Street at Lyon Street  Monday, July 6, 2015 to Saturday, July 29, 2017
 
High
Following lane reductions in effect: • Lane reductions along Lyon Street between Sparks Street and Albert Street • Lane reduction on the north side Queen between Lyon Street and Kent Street, specifically to the west of the Marriott hotel • Lyon Street bike lane is being removed from Sparks to Albert streets for the duration of Lyon Station west entrance construction • Access to businesses, driveways and parking garages are being maintained while work is ongoing. When necessary, pedestrian access to sidewalks and crosswalks will be diverted.  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - construction for future Lyon Station 
Queen Street westbound between Lyon Street and Bay Street  Monday, January 11 to Friday, December 30, 2016
 
High
Westbound lane of Queen Street closed. A signed detour in place to direct traffic travelling westbound on Queen Street to head south on Lyon Street North, west on Albert Street, north on Bay Street, and then west on Queen Street. Right-hand turns from Lyon Street North to Queen Street are banned.  
14 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - construction for future Lyon Station - watermain capping 
Queen Street between Lyon Street and Bay Street  Monday, February 8, 2016
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
High
Queen Street closed. Signed detours in place 
14 
Construction
Rideau Centre Expansion 
Rideau Street eastbound between Sussex Drive and William Street  Monday, February 3, 2014 to Monday, February 29, 2016
 
Medium
Eastbound reduced to single shared use lane 
12 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project 
Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street  Friday, August 28, 2015 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Traffic restrictions in effect. One lane in each direction open for exempt vehicles: OC Transpo and STO buses, taxis, delivery vehicles and light rail transit construction vehicles. Motorists and cyclists detoured with detour signage in place.  
12 
Construction
Bridge replacement 
Sand Road between Devine Road and Russell Road  Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Monday, February 29, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
19 
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
Culvert replacements 
Swale Road between Springhill Road and Snake Island Road  Monday, February 1 to Friday, March 25, 2016
 
Low
Road closed. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure 
20 
Construction
Rehabilitation of Minto Bridges East and Centre 
Union Street between Minto Bridge Centre and Stanley Avenue  Monday, December 16, 2013 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
 
Low
Bridge closed - signed detours in place 
12, 13 
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 
Construction
Expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelopment of Arts Court project 
Waller Street between Daly Avenue and MacKenzie King Bridge  Saturday, July 4, 2015 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017
 
Low
Access to Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court remains open. Daly Avenue eastbound reduced to one lane. Sidewalk on the west side of roadway closed. Pedestrian detours posted  
12 

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