Airport Parkway and Lester Rd. Widening Environmental Assessment

Airport Parkway and Lester Rd. Widening Environmental Assessment

Airport Parkway Widening Open House

The first public information meeting for the Airport Parkway and Lester Road Widening, as part of the Environmental Assessment is scheduled for Jan 27, 2015 from 6-8pm at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre.  In total, there will be 3 public information sessions planned over the course of study.  To learn more about this project, I encourage you to visit


From the website:

Open House #1 – January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Ellwood Hall
1265 Walkley Road
6 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
OC Transpo routes 1, 8, 41, 87, 114, 144 and 146.
Free parking is available

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Airport Parkway and Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements related to growth in the surrounding communities and airport lands as illustrated in the key map.

There will be ongoing public consultation activities during the course of the study. This first Open House will provide an overview of the study progress to date including an overview of existing conditions, reconfirming the project need and justification for widening as well as an evaluation of alternative solutions. Your participation in Open House meetings is an important component of the study where you can discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback.

The EA study is being undertaken in accordance with Ontario’s EA Act, fulfilling requirements as a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule ‘C’ project. The EA process will involve developing, assessing and evaluating alternative designs, leading to a Recommended Plan which will be presented to City Council for approval.

Information about the study is available on the City’s website at The Open House information will also be available on the web site.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or e-mail the Project Lead below before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Colin Simpson, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 27881
Fax: 613-580-2578

Ron Clarke, MCIP, RPP
Manager of Urban Planning and Design
1223 Michael Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2
613-738-4160 ext. 5226
Fax: 613-739-7105