_ (press release _ _ ) _ ** Ottawa ** – Preliminary work starts Monday on Mackenzie Avenue between Murray Street and Rideau Street, to prepare for improvements to the street that include new cycling infrastructure and modifications to the intersection of Mackenzie Avenue and Rideau Street.
The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, with the possibility of some weekend work. Motorists should expect delays in the area during off-peak hours due to lane reductions. Please drive with caution, share the road with other vehicles including bicycles and buses, and follow all posted signs.
No OC Transpo routes run on Mackenzie Avenue, but several Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) routes run along that street. For more information about any changes to STO routes, please refer to the STO website .
The National Capital Commission (NCC), the City of Ottawa and the Embassy of the United States are working collaboratively to improve mobility on Mackenzie Avenue, an important segment of Confederation Boulevard. Most of the street improvements will focus on the east side of Mackenzie Avenue where a raised and separated two-way cycle track will be built and security bollards will be installed in front of the US Embassy, replacing the existing concrete barriers. Work will continue until late this year.
For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit ottawa.ca .