Beginning on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11 p.m. Greenbank Road will be closed to vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic in both directions between Malvern Drive and Berrigan Drive/Wessex Road. The road will be closed to prepare for a new detour. Greenbank Road will reopen on Sunday, March 29 in the afternoon.
Traffic should avoid the area during this weekend closure. Portable Variable Message (PVMS) signs will also be on site.
OC Transpo Route 170 will be detoured during the period Greenbank Road is closed. For further information please visit octranspo.com.
Construction crews will be onsite overnight from Saturday night to Sunday morning to complete the work necessary to open the detour. This work will include moving the crossing and its signal system to the detour. When Greenbank Road reopens on Sunday, March 29, 2015, traffic will use a new temporary roadway between Malvern Drive and Berrigan Drive/Wessex Road to facilitate the Greenbank Road widening project. The City of Ottawa is working closely with VIA Rail to ensure that the new detour opens safely to all traffic.
The detour will provide two lanes for vehicles, which is the same as the section of road it replaces, and an asphalt multi-use pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. The detour will have a reduced speed limit of 50 kph. The detour will be in place until the construction of the new underpass is completed.
During construction, there will be a greater need for all road users to share the road safely. When navigating through the detour, be cautious and watch out for construction vehicles and workers, pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. Signage along the detour will emphasize the need to slow down and share the road.
The Greenbank Road Widening project 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. For current traffic and construction information around the city, visit ottawa.ca.