_ (press release) _ ** Ottawa ** – On Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m., the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture Station and Merton Street will close for O-Train Confederation Line construction. In addition, from 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24 until the end of service on Sunday, June 26, bus service between Westboro and Tunney’s Pasture stations will be temporarily detoured along Scott Street.
Starting Monday, June 27, all OC Transpo routes will continue to serve Tunney’s Pasture on the upper level, but at a new temporary platform. The new platform will be easily accessible for pedestrians via Yarrow Driveway and Scott Street. OC Transpo buses travelling between Tunney’s Pasture and downtown will operate along bus-only lanes on Scott Street. West of Tunney’s Pasture, buses will use a new ramp that connects Tunney’s Pasture Station with the Transitway and Westboro Station.
Customers can find out where to catch their bus by visiting octranspo.com or calling 613-741-4390 . OC Transpo staff will be on site to assist customers from Thursday, June 23 to Friday, June 24 and from Monday, June 27 to Tuesday, June 28. ** Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. **
* Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Merton Street permanently closes. Buses rerouted to Scott Street. * Tunney’s Pasture stops 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A and 3B and station building closed, but service is maintained on Scott Street and stop 4A is open.
** Friday, June 24, 7 p.m. to Sunday, June 26 ** (end of service day)
* Transitway temporarily closes from Westboro Station to Tunney’s Pasture Station and buses on detour via Scott Street. * At Westboro Station eastbound buses serve stop 4A on the upper level; westbound buses at stop 3A. * At Tunney’s Pasture Station, eastbound buses serve the stop on Scott Street, east of Holland, while westbound buses serve stop 4A on the south side of the station. * Routes 16, 86 and 176 heading eastbound will serve a new stop on Holland Street, south of Scott.
** Monday, June 27 **
* Temporary weekend detour ends and Transitway reopens for buses between Westboro and Tunney’s Pasture. Tunney’s Pasture stop 4A closes. * Buses operate in bus-only lanes along Scott Street, between Tunney’s Pasture and downtown. * New platform opens at Tunney’s Pasture Station with new bus stops. * Pedestrian access via Scott Street and Yarrow Driveway. * STO service available on Tunney’s PastureDriveway. * Bus stop on south side of Scott Street just east of Holland replaced by new stop on Holland Avenue.
Following these service adjustments, the Transitway between Tunney’s Pasture and Blair stations will be fully closed for O-Train Confederation Line construction. These service adjustments will remain in effect until the opening of the Confederation Line in 2018.
For automated real-time bus arrival information, customers can call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus their four-digit bus stop number (3011 for Tunney’s Pasture). For more information and travel planning assistance, visit octranspo.com or call 613-741-4390 . ** Motorist, cyclist and pedestrian impacts ** With OC Transpo, Para Transpo and emergency vehicles moving onto another section of Scott Street, motorists and cyclists are reminded to share the road, move over and stop when emergency vehicles are approaching, and stay out of the diamond-marked transit lanes except to make approved right-hand turns.
For everyone’s safety, customers and pedestrians in the area are reminded to obey traffic signals and be aware of the increased number of buses and cars in the area where they cross roadways.
The City will be monitoring traffic and will adjust accordingly, including traffic light synchronization, posting up-to-date information on social media and the Daily Mobility Update on ottawa.ca to advise of congestion and lane blockages, and sharing alternate routes. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and leave early to avoid delays.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists 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 citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours * [ Interactive traffic map ](http://traffic.ottawa.ca/map/index?lang=en) – showing construction areas and live traffic cams 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 part of the O-Train Confederation Line 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 For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-9656 ). You can also connect with us through Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .