Why is Ottawa’s Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road closing on May 28?

Ottawa Woodroffe Ave at Richmond closed for LRT work

The City of Ottawa has just announced that Woodroffe Ave at Richmond is closing for two weeks, starting May 28, 2021. The closure is to enable the ongoing construction of the new LRT cut and cover tunnel through Byron Linear park. The City says a section of Woodroffe Avenue south of Richmond Road will be closed to traffic for approximately two weeks starting the evening of May 28. The extended closure is required to complete preliminary work on the tunnel where it crosses Woodroffe Avenue and is required to help reduce the overall duration of construction across this intersection.

The City of Ottawa says the contractor will undertake preliminary excavation and will install temporary decking in preparation for construction of the LRT tunnel beneath Woodroffe as part of the O-Train West Extension of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

Woodroffe Avenue will be open to local traffic between Knightsbridge Road and Carling Avenue, only. Signed detours will be in place via Croydon Avenue to the west of Woodroffe Avenue or Churchill Avenue to the east. North/south cycling and pedestrian connectivity will remain open throughout the closure. All OC Transpo routes currently operating on this section of Woodroffe will be detoured, and signage will be in place at affected stops. Customers can find out where to catch their bus by calling 613-741-4390.

The Stage 2 O-Train West extension will run from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Moodie and Algonquin Stations, and includes a tunnel under, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Byron Linear Park between two LRT stations, Kìchì Sìbì and Lincoln Fields.

The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit customers plan their routes and manage their commute, including:

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