06 Jun Highway 417 Carling Avenue Eastbound East Ramp Closure
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to complete the Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E Ramp in the City of Ottawa. The ramp provides access from Carling Avenue Westbound to Highway 417 Eastbound and is located on the west side of the Westgate Shopping Centre. The permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E Ramp is proposed to address operational and safety issues at the ramp and the adjacent Highway 417 Carling Avenue W-E Ramp (on-ramp from Carling Avenue Eastbound to Highway 417 Eastbound, located east of Kirkwood Avenue). The project involves the following components:
- Permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E Ramp; and
- Construction of related works, including retaining walls, illumination modifications/ATMS, and landscaping.
Traffic management during construction will be coordinated with the City of Ottawa.
This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group “B” undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the study.
The above information was received by my office in a letter dated June 2, 2016 and can also be found on the project website at: http://queenswayexpansioneast.com/417-carling-ee/project-overview/
Public Information Centre
A Public Information Centre will be held during this study to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the detail design for the project, provide input, and discuss the project with members of the Project Team. The PIC will be held as follows:
|Date:||Thursday, June 16, 2016|
|Location:||Kitchissippi United Church (Main Hall), 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa|
|Time:||4:00 PM to 8:00 PM|