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Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Realignment – Phase 2 Update

This notice is to advise that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit project, crews will begin to realign the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Dominion Avenue and Cleary Avenue. This work will allow for future construction of the cut-and-cover tunnel to safely occur on the south side of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway without interfering with traffic.

As outlined below, the next phase of activities are scheduled to begin effective July 2 and continue through fall 2019. All work is being done in accordance with the regulatory requirements for the project, and with planning participation and approval from the NCC.

Phase 2: July through October*

Temporary traffic lane construction and utility relocation will occur to the north of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Once completed, traffic will be shifted to the north side of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in preparation for work in the median.

Phases 3 and 4: September through December (and into 2020)*

Temporary traffic lane construction and utility relocation will occur in the median of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Once completed, all traffic will be shifted to the north side of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Additional area clearing and tree removal will occur along the south side of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in preparation for cut-and-cover tunnel construction.

*Please note paving and other roadworks are weather dependent and dates will be subject to change.

HOURS OF WORK

In addition to typical daytime construction hours, limited nighttime activity will occur to avoid impacts to traffic in the area. Nighttime activity typically occurs between 6:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS

Pedestrians and Cyclists

Pedestrian and cycling access along Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway will be maintained. Temporary crossings will be implemented along the construction corridor and pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution as traffic patterns change.

Motorists

Traffic will be maintained although delays may occur at times. Intermittent daytime off-peak lane closures will be required at times. Motorists should be aware of and adhere to traffic control signage, posted speed limits and traffic control personnel.

Residents and Businesses

Noise and temporary disruption are not anticipated to be significant during daytime or nighttime work. Residents may hear truck movement and limited roadwork activity at night when noise from commuter traffic is low. Access to and from properties will be maintained although local traffic delays may occur.

​Source : City of Ottawa


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Monday, July 22, 2019