East-west OC Transpo and Para Transpo vehicles will run on Scott Street from 2016 to 2018 while the O-Train Confederation Line project converts the West Transitway to light rail.
As a result, starting July 2, construction work will begin on the north side of Scott Street from Bayview Road to Smirle Avenue to widen the street for bus lanes. The work will include relocating traffic signals, expanding and partially reconstructing the existing multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, installing curbside catch basins on the north side, and a full repaving of Scott Street.
The work will continue till this winter. At least one lane in each direction will remain open at all times, and the multi-use pathway will remain open with pedestrians separated from the work zones by fencing.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca 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 Plannerat 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
- Cycling mapsand information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
This work is part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light-Rail Transit project, and Ottawa on the Move. Ottawa on the Move 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 more information about the construction activity happening across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit ottawa.ca.