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Activity Location  Date Time  Project Impact and Description Ward
Special Event
Winterlude 2018 
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 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2018 
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 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winterlude 2018 
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 19, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
High
Street and ramp closures for Winterlude festivities 
12, 14, 17 
Special Event
Winter Family Fun Night - Sleigh Ride 
Aquaview Drive between the Aquaview Community Centre (318 Aquaview Drive) and Louis Toscano Drive (north intersection), Louis Toscano Drive between Aquaview Drive (north intersection) and Aquaview Drive (south intersection), and Aquaview Drive between Louis Toscano Drive (south intersection) and the Aquaview Community Centre  Sunday, February 18, 2018
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Low
Event reduced to one travel lane of named streets 
19 
Special Event
Winterman Races 
Run route – Wellington Street between Booth Street and Vimy Place/Preston Street Extension, and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, westbound lanes only, between Vimy Place and Island Park Drive  Sunday, February 18, 2018
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Medium
Street closures in effect 
14, 15 
Construction
Building construction 
Champagne Avenue between Beech Street and Hickory Street  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
15 
Construction
Mobile crane set-up to assist Hydro Ottawa with replacement of a hydro pole 
Chapman Boulevard between Haig Drive Arch Street  Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
18 
Construction
Mobile crane-set up 
Daly Avenue between Nicholas Street and Waller Street  Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
6 .m., Friday, February 23 to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 25  
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
12 
Construction
Field Investigations for Capital Works Project - Elgin Street renewal 
Elgin Street between Isabella Street and McLeod Street   Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inclusive  
High
Temporary lane closures during off-peak traffic hours. Bi-directional traffic in effect. Cycling and transit will be accommodated during investigation 
14 
Construction
Staging of concrete pump and multiple cement trucks  
Friel Street between Wilbrod Street and Laurier Avenue East  Tuesday, February 20, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
12 
Construction
Repairs to sanitary service at 1918 Garfield Avenue 
Garfield Avenue between Southampton Court and Bel-Air Drive  Tuesday, February 20 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
8 
Construction
Undertaking of construction activities, including the installation of a new watermain, sewers and road reinstatement 
Goulbourn Forced Road between and Keyrock Drive and Innovation Drive  Friday, February 9 to Tuesday, August 28, 2018
 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
4 
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 Summer 2018 
Low
Road closed 
17 
Construction
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound  
Laurier Avenue at King Edward Avenue  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Left turn from eastbound Laurier Avenue to King Avenue northbound no longer permitted 
12 
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
Installation of new sanitary trunk sewer 
Martin Street between Cockburn Street and Fortune Street  Monday, October 30, 2017 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
21 
Construction
Final phase East Transit Detour 
Nicholas Street between Laurier Avenue and Hwy. 417  Sunday, April 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
High
Nicholas Street will be reduced to one general traffic lane northbound and will be marked with a northbound reserved bus lane between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue. Buses will also use Nicholas Street in the southbound direction in either of the two traffic lanes, with a reserved bus lane beginning at the 417 Eastbound on-Ramp. Motorists should plan out alternate routes in advance and encouraged to avoid the area if possible.  
12 
Construction
Construction of new condominium development 
Norfolk Avenue between Carling Avenue and Adeline Street  Thursday, February 15 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closed 
14 
Construction
Bell manhole reconstruction 
O'Connor Street between Laurier Avenue and Somerset Street West  Monday, January 22 to Friday, March 2, 2018
 
High
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes.  
14 
Construction
Culvert rehabilitation and roadway reconstruction 
Prince of Wales Drive between Deakin Street and Blazer Avenue   Thursday, February 1 to Thursday, March 15, 2018
 
Medium
Prince of Wales Drive reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction 
21, 22 
Construction
O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail (LRT) Transit project - Queen Street renewal 
Queen Street between Bank Street and O’Connor Street  Saturday, June 24, 2017
To Summer 2018 
Medium
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
Queen Victoria Street between Stanley Avenue and Crichton Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect 
13 
Construction
Confederation Line Light Rail Project - Rideau Sreet Station 
Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 
Medium
Cars and cyclists are still not permitted on this portion of Rideau Street until the O-Train Confederation Line begins operating in 2018. However, it is now open to bus and taxi traffic. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences remains open as usual. 
12 
Construction
Combined Sewer Storage Tunnel (CSST) Project 
River Lane between Union Street and Keefer Street  Monday, March 20, 2017 to Monday, December 31, 2018
 
Low
Street closure in effect, however, during closure River Lane will be converted to permit two-way traffic 
13 
Construction
Culvert replacement 
Ritchie Side Road between Ivy Acres Road and Upper Dwyer Hill Road  Tuesday, February 20 to Thursday, March 8, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
5 
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
Watermain repairs and road reconstruction 
St. Joseph Boulevard between Bearbrook Road and Hart Road  Monday, January 29 to Friday, March 30, 2018
 
Medium
Lane reductions in effect. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to westbound lanes with one lane open in each direction. Speed limit through the work zone will be reduced. The eastbound stop for OC Transpo Route 31 will be relocated to the west of the work zone.  
1, 2 
Construction
Mobile crane-set up to facilitate building repairs to 350 Sparks Street 
Sparks Street between Bay Street and Lyon Street  Saturday, February 17, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
14 
Construction
To facilitate construction of an adjacent development 
St. Patrick Street westbound between Beausoleil Drive and King Edward Avenue   Monday, June 19, 2017 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
 
Medium
Lane reductions in effect. Low impact for cyclists, pedestrians and Transit.  
12 
Construction
Blasting ice on river as part of the Rideau River flood control operations 
Sussex Drive between Stanley Avenue and King Edward Avenue  Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
Low
Road closure in effect. Signed detour to direct motorists around the closure  
12 
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 

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