Work to widen Scott Street begins July 2


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 to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:

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

OttawaStart Staff


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