Campus tunnel worth the headache, councillors say
Metro News

By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, August 22, 2016

No pain no gain, right? That’s how councillors Mathieu Fleury and Catherine McKenney are feeling as they look forward to a completely reconstructed Campus tunnel.

Both lamented the four-month closure this summer of the busy underpass that connects pedestrians and cyclists to the University of Ottawa and Colonel By Drive under the Transitway. The closure was part of ongoing light rail construction.

But as the tunnel reopened Monday, both said the construction mess will be worth it come 2018. One section of the tunnel, under Nicholas Street, will stay the same. But underneath the Transitway it will open into an airy atrium, Fleury said.

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