Lane, speed limit, parking cuts in proposed Elgin Street redesign
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, April 27, 2017

Four lanes of Elgin Street would be cut to two lanes, 32 parking spots would be eliminated and the speed limit would be decreased to 30 km/h in a recommended redesign of the commercial and entertainment strip.

A report published ahead of a transportation committee meeting Wednesday says Elgin Street would be closed for 12 months during heavy construction before crews take another 10 months to finish paving and landscaping through the corridor.

The $42-million reconstruction project, which includes Hawthorne Avenue and a small piece of Waverley Street, would begin in 2019. The cost estimate is preliminary and the budget still needs further scrutiny.

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