Ottawa road closures and lane restrictions on Albert, Slater and Bronson to begin week of April 11

Albert Bronson Queen Slater reconstruction

Reconstruction of Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue

OTTAWA, April 5, 2022 – Beginning the week of Monday, April 11, the City of Ottawa says the following streets will have ongoing lane closures or reductions until November 2022 for work as part of the Albert/Queen/Slater/Bronson reconstruction project:

  • Albert Street, between Bay Street and Bronson Avenue, will be reduced to one multi-purpose lane
  • Slater Street, between Bronson Avenue and Bay Street, will be reduced to one multi-purpose lane
  • Bronson Avenue, between Laurier Avenue and Albert Street, will be reduced to one northbound multi-purpose lane
  • Commissioner Street, between Albert and Slater streets, will be reduced to one southbound lane. The cycle track will remain open.

Pedestrians, cyclists and OC Transpo

Pedestrian, cyclist and transit access will be maintained, and residents are encouraged to watch for signage and visit (link is external) for transit service impacts.

Parking and local access

As the various road reconstruction activities are in progress, on-street parking will be restricted. Local access will be maintained to residents, business owners and emergency vehicles.

Stay informed!

Project background

  • The City of Ottawa is investing $43.7 million to rehabilitate Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue.
  • The project limits are Albert Street from Empress to Bay, Queen Street from Bronson to Bay, Slater Street from Empress to Bay, and Bronson Avenue from Queen to Laurier.
  • During the 2022 construction season, the focus will be on the replacement of underground infrastructure and road reconstruction on Albert and Slater streets between Bronson Avenue and Bay Street, and on Bronson Avenue between Albert and Slater streets.
  • The project will replace portions of the existing sewers, roads and watermains. It will also reconstruct the street right-of-way, following the Complete Streets framework in which physical elements will be incorporated into the design where feasible to offer safety, comfort and mobility for all road users.
  • Some advanced utility work began in late summer 2021 and will continue as the main construction contract begins in spring 2022. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
  • The inclusion of integrated requirements for accessibility, pedestrian movements, cycling facilities and bus transit requirements align with the direction provided by the City’s Accessibility Design Standards, the City’s Official Plan and the City’s Downtown Moves master plan.

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SOURCE City of Ottawa

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