One lane on Albert Street eastbound from the Transitway to Bronson Avenue will be closed from August 7 to the end of the month. A signed detour will be in place.
Albert Street is being widened to accommodate OC Transpo buses from 2016 to 2018, while the West Transitway is converted to a light rail corridor for the O-Train Confederation Line.
The work involves widening the north side of Albert, relocating traffic signals, expanding and partially reconstructing the existing multi-use pathway, installing curbside catch basins and fully repaving the street.
In addition to the widening, Albert Street’s underground infrastructure is being renewed, including storm and sanitary sewers and watermain replacement.
OC Transpo may need to relocate bus stops during this construction. For more information, please visitoctranspo.com.
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 on ottawa.ca 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 Plannerat octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
- Interactive traffic map– showing construction areas and live traffic cameras throughout the city
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras
- Cycling mapsand information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit ottawa.ca.
This work is part of the Confederation Line Light-Rail Transit project, and Ottawa on the Move. Ottawa on the Move 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.