Ottawa ‘Fire & Ice’ road closures and traffic impacts through this weekend – March 11-13

Ottawa traffic impacts March

OTTAWA, ON, March 11, 2022 – Due to the Bank Street BIA Fire & Ice Winter Exhibit some road closures will need to happen through this weekend as March Break gets started. The festival invites Ottawans and visitors alike to become immersed in a winter fantasy world where fire meets ice. The Fire & Ice Winter Exhibit will dazzle with an array of projected cinematic visuals, stunning sounds and exciting interactive lighting displays.

As a result, to make the festival possible Bank Street will be closed between Somerset and Slater streets starting today, Friday, March 11, at 1 pm until Monday, March 13 at approximately 4 am for the Fire and Ice Winter Exhibit .

Other upcoming Ottawa road closures and traffic impacts”

  • Queen Elizabeth Driveway at Crescent Heights will have turn restrictions from 7 am to 5 pm on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15for sewer lining work. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained, but pedestrians and cyclists may experience delays crossing the intersection. This work is weather dependent and may be adjusted by a day or two, depending on conditions.
  • The Highway 174 westbound on-ramp from northbound Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will close nightly between 9 pm and 5:30 am from Monday, March 14 to Saturday, March 19 for Stage 2 LRT work.
  • Redwood Avenue will close daily from 7 am to 5 pm between Byron Avenue and Richmond Road starting Monday, March 14 until Friday, March 18 for Stage 2 LRT work.
  • The Highway 417 westbound on-ramp from northbound Pinecrest Road will close at 11 pm on Thursday, March 17 until 5 am on Friday, March 18 for Stage 2 LRT work.

There is also a webpage summarizing any continuing post-demonstration traffic and transit delays or disruptions in the downtown core.

For updates on construction and roadwork, information about traffic and for travel planning, visit the City’s traffic map (link is external) or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter (link is external).

Take extra care on the roads this weekend with the expected significant snowfall headed this way.

SOURCE City of Ottawa


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