Pinecrest Road and select on- and off-ramps for Highway 417 will close from Friday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 30 for construction on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project.
The eastbound Highway 417 on- and off-ramps to Greenbank Road, and the westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest Road will remain open. Signed detours will be in place and a free shuttle service for pedestrians and cyclists will run between bus stop Highway 417 / Greenbank (4081) and the Pinecrest Bus Station (3019). The shuttle will run every five minutes throughout the day, between 6 am and 10 pm Monday through Friday, and between 8 am and 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday. It will run every ten minutes overnight. Customers can find out where to catch their bus by calling 613-741-4390 or visiting octranspo.com (link is external).
This work will mark a major milestone on the Stage 2 project when complete, as it will allow the O-Train West extension to run underneath Pinecrest Road and Moodie Drive along the bus rapid transit corridor. During the closure the City will install a precast bridge next to the existing Pinecrest Road for the future LRT to travel beneath. The current transitway station west of Pinecrest Road will shift south to join the O-Train West alignment.
The following detours will be in effect during the closure:
The Stage 2 O-Train West extension will run from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Moodie and Algonquin stations. It includes a tunnel under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Byron Linear Park, between two LRT stations, Kìchì Sìbì and Lincoln Fields.
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The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit customers plan their routes and manage their commute, including:
- City of Ottawa Traffic Report (link is external) – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
- Travel Planner (link is external) at octranspo.com – transit customers can plan routes
- Interactive traffic map (link is external) – showing construction areas and live traffic cameras throughout the city
- Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras (link is external)
- Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city