**Update – April 12, 2017 – The National Capital Commission has requested an extension to the road closure of the Hog’s Back Bridge to April 20, 2017. The extension was requested by the NCC due to some unforeseen structural issues which became known once they lifted the existing bridge during their preventative maintenance operations. The NCC are working on completing the project as quickly as possible, but due to the uncertainties, exact timing is unknown. The structure is “one of a kind” and as such time is needed to ensure that the rehabilitation is fully completed to avoid operational shut down during the boating season.
April 3, 2017
Ottawa – Hog’s Back Bridge will be closed to all traffic – pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles – for preventive maintenance beginning Wednesday, April 5, at 6 a.m., until Thursday, April 13 at noon.
During this closure, travelers will not be able to use Hog’s Back Road to cross the river and canal. Detour signage will be posted.
With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.
The City of Ottawa has tools to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:
- City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
- Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
- 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