_ (press release) _ The City of Ottawa will resume work on Tuesday, March 29 to rehabilitate the Minto Bridges East and Centre, along Union Street over the Rideau River in New Edinburgh.
The renewal of the Minto Bridges East and Centre started in July 2015. The major work for Minto Bridge East was completed by last December and the bridges were open to pedestrians and cyclists over the winter.
Workers will now carry out site reinstatement for Minto Bridge East and start rehabilitation work on Minto Bridge Centre, which is a two-span truss bridge connecting Maple Island to Green Island. Work on the Centre bridge will continue until December, with site reinstatement in spring 2017.
During the rehabilitation work, access to the underground parking garage at the rear of the John G. Diefenbaker Building at 111 Sussex Drive on Green Island is expected to be maintained. Traffic will be detoured via Sussex Drive and King Edward Avenue over Minto Bridge West. A minimum of one travel lane will be maintained at all times. The parking garage ramp at 111 Sussex Drive to Stanley Avenue will be closed until work is completed in December.
There will be periodic temporary lane closures on Stanley Avenue to allow for construction vehicle loading and unloading at the Union Street intersection. A minimum of one travel lane will be maintained at all times.
The Minto Bridges East and Centre will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists during construction. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured north via Sussex Drive across the Bytown Bridges. Pedestrian access across Minto Bridge West will be maintained at all times.
This 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.
For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit ottawa.ca .