Tunnel study to look at banning trucks from downtown

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By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, September 16, 2016

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

City council voted on Sept. 14 to move forward and have Mayor Jim Watson ask the province to fund an environmental assessment of a truck tunnel that would stretch from the Vanier Parkway exit of Highway 417, under Sandy Hill and Lowertown, to King Edward Avenue near the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge.

The city released a feasibility study for the tunnel in August. It would be 3.4 kilometres long and costs were estimated to be between $1.7- and $2 billion.