_ (press release) _ OC Transpo reminds customers that Campus Station is now closed and the section of the Transitway between Laurier and Lees stations has been adjusted to allow for O-Train Confederation Line construction.
Service adjustment highlights include:
* A section of the Transitway is now closed from Laurier Avenue to Lees Station, along with the adjacent sidewalk. * Travel times and transfer points may change for some customers. * Most bus routes will travel via Nicholas Street and Laurier Station, bypassing Campus and Lees stations. * Routes 95 and 98 will be modified to travel via King Edward and Laurier avenues, as well as Route 97 after 10 p.m. * The University of Ottawa main campus will be served at Laurier Station and on King Edward and Laurier avenues. * West-end afternoon peak-period service will start at Mackenzie King Station instead of Campus Station. * Lees Station will remain open on the upper level, but service will be modified.
For more information about transit service adjustments during O-Train Confederation Line construction, visit _ ontrack2018.ca _ .
Real-time schedule information is available 24 hours a day, up to six days in advance, by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number. For more details, travel planning assistance and new timetables, customers should call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit _ www.octranspo.com _ . ** Motorist impact ** Motorists are reminded that Nicholas Street northbound between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue has been converted to one general traffic lane and one bus-only lane. Buses and general traffic will share both southbound lanes on Nicholas Street, with a reserved bus lane beginning at the Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp.
Motorists are advised to use alternative exits and entrances on Highway 417 to give priority to transit vehicles and to respect the reserved bus lane signs and markings. During this bus detour, traffic congestion on Nicholas Street will be much higher during morning and afternoon peak travel hours. ** Pedestrian and cyclist impact ** Pedestrians and cyclists will be required to follow all detour signage in the area that redirects them to sidewalks along the Lees Avenue Bridge, King Edward Avenue and Somerset Street.
For more information about the construction activity happening across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit _ ottawa.ca _ .