Construction is set to begin at the intersection of Waller Street and Rideau Street starting this week. The work will lead to improved flow of traffic in the community and is expected to be completed by the end of November, if weather allows.
Crews will widen the roadway and install bollards to enhance guidance for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Sidewalks on the southeast and southwest corners of the intersection will also be updated.
During construction, the northbound lane on Waller from Besserer Street to Rideau will be closed to vehicles and bicycles. A signed detour will be in place. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction period.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users 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 city-wide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours * [ Travel Planner ](http://www.octranspo1.com/?from=splash) at [ octranspo.com ](http://octranspo.com/) – transit users can chart and plan routes * [ Interactive traffic map ](http://traffic.ottawa.ca/map/index?lang=en) – showing construction areas and live traffic cameras 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 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.