Environmental assessment of Highway 417 on-ramp closure released to public
Metro Ottawa

By Alex Abdelwahab, Ottawa Metro News, May 2, 2017

A new report on the planned widening of Highway 417 between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive recommends closing an on-ramp at Carling Avenue.

The Transportation Environmental Study — available for review at city hall, several libraries and at queenswayexpansioneast.com — notes the Highway 417 Carling Avenue interchange has two eastbound on-ramps, which it says is “atypical for a freeway interchange.

”It recommends permanently closing the on-ramp near Westgate Shopping Centre, used by westbound traffic on Carling Avenue to access the eastbound lane of the highway.


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