Beginning Friday, June 12 at 9 p.m., Highway 417 will be reduced by one lane in the eastbound direction from Hurdman to St. Laurent, and in the westbound direction from Belfast to Nicholas. These lane reductions will be in effect until the early morning of Monday, June 15.
Two lanes will be open in both directions through the weekend.
In addition, intermittent weekday lane reductions between Nicholas and the 417/174 Split, in both directions, will be ongoing until the end of June to complete commissioning works. The weekday lane reductions will occur during daytime off-peak periods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and overnight.
These lane reductions are necessary to complete concrete barrier walls, landscaping and other final activities along these portions of the highway. 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 O-Train Confederation Line construction.
The City of Ottawa has tools 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 Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
- Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Highway 417
- Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
Further details and other information about this project are available on the MTO website.