Residents are advised of upcoming lane reductions on both Scott and Albert streets.
Scott Street lane reductions will begin January 26 and will last for approximately one month. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in either direction between Merton Street and Bayview Road. These reductions are required for sewer and sanitary construction work. Transit stops will not be impacted along the Scott Street section.
Traffic lanes on Albert Street will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Rochester Street and Empress Avenue starting on January 26 to accommodate construction work being done on the Confederation Line. These lane reductions will be in place until the end of 2015.
The OC Transpo westbound bus stop at Booth and Albert streets will also be temporarily removed during construction. A westbound bus stop will be available at Albert Street and Empress Avenue.
At the same time, the multi-use pathway, on the north side of Albert Street, will be closed between Preston Street and Empress Avenue. This closure will remain in effect until the construction switches to the south of Albert Street in late summer 2015.
Cyclists will have the option to either merge onto Albert Street, sharing the road with motorists, or to use the signed cyclist detour route. Pedestrians will be directed via signs to the south sidewalk on Albert Street from Preston Street to Empress Avenue.
The Albert Street multi-use pathway closure is necessary to allow for the installation of a large deep sewer system, which is an integral part of the Ottawa River Action Plan, as well as the construction of the Booth Street Bridge.
During construction, there will be a greater need for all road users to share the road in a safe manner. When navigating through a detour or a construction area, be cautious and watch out for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. Signage along the detour will emphasize the need to slow down and share the road.
This construction work is part of Ottawa on the Move, which 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.