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Rideau Street closed this weekend between Sussex and Nicholas so that a crane can be removed

Rideau Street will be closed this weekend between Sussex Drive and Nicholas Street beginning Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m. until Monday, March 2 at 6 a.m. Rideau Street will be closed to vehicular and cycling traffic but will remain open for pedestrians. The closure is required to allow for the removal of a construction crane. This work is related to the Cadillac Fairview Rideau Centre redevelopment project.


Pedestrian access will be maintained and businesses will remain open as usual. Motorists and cyclists are advised to use Colonel By Drive, Daly Avenue, Nicholas Street, Besserer Street and Cumberland Street as route alternatives. Detour signs will be posted.


Alternative taxi stands are also available on the south side of George Street east of Sussex, at the Westin Hotel on Colonel By Drive and the Chateau Laurier on Wellington Street. Taxis are also available on the south side of Daly Avenue, east of Nicholas Street.


Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 27, all conventional OC Transpo and STO routes that currently serve Rideau Street will use Mackenzie King Station. There will be signage onsite and customers will be encouraged to use Mackenzie King Station for all bus service at the Rideau Centre. The dedicated Rideau Centre Para Transpo stop located on Rideau Street Eastbound will be temporarily relocated to the west side of Nicholas Street, just south of Daly Avenue for the duration of the closure. Regular service will resume on Monday, March 2 at 6 a.m.


Routes 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 18, STO service, as well as late night service on Routes 85, 94, 95, 96 and 97 will be re-routed to operate along Mackenzie King Bridge. For further information on detours and stops, please visithttp://www.octranspo1.com/ updates#updates-detours.


The City of Ottawa has tools to help motorists and transit users plan their routes:

·         OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real time construction and traffic information

·         City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours

·         Travel Planner – transit users can chart and plan routes

·         Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cameras throughout the city

·         Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras

·         Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city

Further details and other information concerning road closures and route planning are available on ottawa.ca.