16 Dec Preston Street extension set to open December 21
Ottawa – Beginning on Sunday, December 21, Preston Street will be extended from Albert Street to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Full access will be available for motorists, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians.
This extension has been put in place to provide an alternate route through LeBreton Flats during the closure of Booth Street for construction activities related to the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
During construction, the Preston Street extension will provide an alternate route to connect Albert Street to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Chaudière Bridge.
A multi-use pathway along the east side of the Preston Street extension will offer cyclists and pedestrians a connection between the Albert Street multi-use pathway and the Ottawa River Pathway/Trans Canada Trail.
While the Transitway will remain open, LeBreton Station will move east from Booth Street to the new Preston Street intersection. Full details about routes affected by this change are available at octranspo.com
Access to the Canadian War Museum will not be affected. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Museum website to determine their best route.
With multiple construction activities underway, residents should plan ahead and check their route with the up-to-the-minute information available on the Travel and Mobility webpage or the Ottawa NAV mobile app.