_ (press release) _ The pedestrian and cycling tunnel that passes under Colonel By Drive at Campus station will be closed from Monday, May 2 until Monday, August 22, to permit the safe demolition and reconstruction of the transit station at uOttawa.
During this time, the existing Campus Station, part of the bus rapid transit Transitway, will be reconstructed to build uOttawa Station as part of the O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) project.
Wayfinding signs and detour maps are being installed in advance on the approaches to the tunnel, on the uOttawa campus, at the Corkstown and Adàwe Bridges, and on Elgin and Somerset Streets to guide all users to the alternate routes to their destinations. During the closure pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the Colonel By Drive pathway and Laurier Avenue (see attached map).
OC Transpo service is an alternative way to make your trip to or from uOttawa or Sandy Hill. During the pedestrian and tunnel closure, additional capacity will be provided during peak periods on OC Transpo routes 5 and 14, which operate along Elgin Street and make connections with routes to uOttawa at the bus stop on Slater between Elgin and Metcalfe. From that location, routes 16, 85, 95, and 98 will provide service along Laurier and King Edward, and routes 8, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 96, and 97 will provide service to Laurier Station, at the north end of the uOttawa campus. Details of transit service and travel planning assistance are available at octranspo.com .
When the underpass reopens in August, construction hoarding will still be evident but the passageway will be safe for users.
This work is part of the O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit construction, and part of Ottawa on the Move. 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 more information about the construction activity happening across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit ottawa.ca .