Lane reduction on Highway 417 this weekend


Residents are advised that, beginning Friday, May 1 at 11 p.m., Highway 417 will be reduced by one lane in the eastbound direction from Nicholas Street to the 417/174 split. The reduction will be in effect until the early morning of Monday, May 4.


Two eastbound lanes will remain open throughout this period and no ramps will be closed as a result of this work.


Signage will be in place to advise drivers. Motorists are reminded to respect the reduced speed limits and use caution when travelling through construction zones.


This work is part of the Highway 417 expansion project, which began in May 2013 and will add an additional lane in each direction between Nicholas Street and the Highway 417/Highway 174 split. The additional lane will be used for bus rapid transit during the 2015 to 2018 phase of the Confederation Line construction.


The City of Ottawa has tools to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:



Further details and other information concerning City road works are available on

OttawaStart Staff


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