Groundbreaking on new Rideau Canal crossing - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, October 6, 2017

The official groundbreaking of the Rideau Canal Crossing, which is going to connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue in the Glebe, took place Friday, with representatives from the city as well as the provincial and federal governments.

In a media release, the city said it hopes the crossing will improve connectivity between the two neighbourhoods by encouraging safe cycling and walking routes. The bridge should also "shorten commute times and offer a dedicated active and sustainable transportation route to schools, work, entertainment and shopping sites, such as Lansdowne in the Glebe," according to the release.

The bridge will help link pathways connecting to the City's O-Train Confederation Line at Hurdman and Lees transit stations, said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

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