23 Oct Overnight closures of Colonel By Drive on and off ramps this week
Ottawa – Ramps connecting Colonel By Drive and Bronson Avenue will be closed to motorists nightly, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., beginning Sunday, October 25 and ending Tuesday, October 27, to allow for construction of intersection improvements.
During construction, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the ramps on a shared path.
Access to Colonel By Drive via Bronson Place and Seneca Street will remain open to all traffic.
The construction includes the installation of new traffic signals, sidewalks, curbs, bicycle lanes, multi-use paths and streetlights along Bronson Avenue, as well as modifications to the Bronson Avenue on and off ramps connecting to Colonel By Drive and Bronson Place.
The new crossings will be in operation by the end of November, with landscaping and final paving scheduled for next spring or summer.
During construction, there will be a greater need for all road users to share the road safely. When navigating through the area, be cautious and watch out for construction vehicles and workers, pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists.
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:
- OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real-time construction and traffic information
- 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
This work is part of Ottawa on the Move, which is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs. For current traffic and construction information around the city, visit ottawa.ca.