Part of Rideau Street reopens Thursday for taxis and transit


(press release)

Ottawa – Rideau Street from Sussex Drive to Dalhousie Street will re-open to bus and taxi traffic on Thursday, December 15, beginning at 5 a.m. Cars and cyclists are still not permitted on this portion of Rideau Street until the O-Train Confederation Line begins operating in 2018. Pedestrian access has been permitted throughout construction.


Businesses in the area remain open and residents are encouraged to take advantage of the improved access to support businesses along Rideau Street and in the ByWard Market. The patience of shoppers, commuters and business owners throughout the construction period is appreciated.


OC Transpo

With the reopening, all Rideau Street OC Transpo routes that had been shortened or diverted to other nearby streets will return to normal service on Rideau Street starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. The interim late night OC Transpo shuttle service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights between the ByWard Market and Mackenzie King Bridge will cease immediately following the opening.


For more information, OC Transpo customers should visit and STO customers should visit


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


For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

OttawaStart Staff


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in the know!

Stay in the know!

Subscribe to the email digest for updates on local info & events. We promise to respect your time and your inbox!

You have successfully subscribed, thank you!