_ (press release) _ ** Ottawa ** – Motorists and cyclists are advised that construction of the O’Connor Street Bikeway will begin on June 20 and will result in lane reductions during off-peak hours along O’Connor Street, between Laurier Avenue and Fifth Avenue.
To facilitate construction work on the bikeway, work will begin at two sites on O’Connor Street, starting Monday. One crew will begin construction at Laurier Street and continue working south. The second crew will begin at Isabella Street and continue working south. The work is expected to be complete in late fall 2016.
Pedestrian access will be maintained via temporary pathways and with the aid of detour signage. Businesses will remain open as usual during construction.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:
* [ OttawaNav ](http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/traffic/ottawa-nav) – the City’s mobile application for real-time construction and traffic information * [ City of Ottawa Traffic Report ](http://ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/trafficreport/report_search.pl?lang=en) – outlining city-wide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours * [ Travel Planner ](http://www.octranspo1.com/?from=splash) at [ octranspo.com ](http://octranspo.com/) – transit users can chart and plan routes * [ Interactive traffic map ](http://traffic.ottawa.ca/map/index?lang=en) – showing construction areas and live traffic cameras throughout the city * [ Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras ](http://traffic.ottawa.ca/map/intersections) * [ Cycling maps ](http://ottawa.ca/en/roads_trans/cycling/index.html) and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
This work is an Ottawa on the Move project. 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.