City breaks promise to eliminate LRT street-level construction by June - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, April 19, 2017

Tourists and residents visiting Ottawa's downtown during the big summer of Canada's 150th birthday will still see some signs of light rail construction above ground, despite earlier promises it would be cleaned up for the 2017 festivities. The train is set to start running in 2018, although the city has not named a specific date.

That said, the original project agreement stipulated light rail's "core elements" downtown would be completed by June 1, 2017, and the city has described in past technical briefings its goal was to not disrupt 2017 celebrations with street-level construction.

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