_ (press release) _ Intermittent lane closures will take place on Nicholas Street and at the intersection of Nicholas Street and Laurier Avenue starting on the evening of Monday, April 11. Motorists are advised to pay special attention on the roadway.
OC Transpo buses will operate through this intersection as normal. Commuters are reminded to exercise caution around work areas. The project will maintain a minimum of one pedestrian crossing in each direction at the intersection at all times. Businesses remain open as usual.
Work will take place overnight on weekdays and during the day on weekends to reduce impacts to the traveling public. There will be noise and vibration as workers remove medians, repave the roadway and paint lines at the intersection. Motorists traveling during this period may want to take alternative routes to access or exit Highway 417.
This work is being done to accommodate O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) construction. Beginning on Sunday, April 24, only one lane will be open to general traffic traveling northbound on Nicholas Street, between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue. This temporary traffic configuration will be in place at all times until spring 2018. During this time, motorists should consider taking alternative routes to access or exit Highway 417.
For more information about O-Train Confederation Line construction, visit confederationline.ca .
The O-Train Confederation Line 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.