Elgin Street construction begins in March, council told

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, February 26, 2018

A major construction project on Elgin Street will begin next month, forcing lane reductions and closures on side streets, city staff have warned council.

Alain Gonthier, director of infrastructure services, told council in a memo last Friday that Bell Canada will start fixing maintenance chambers and installing ducts beginning in March.

His email kicked off an email exchange over the weekend between a handful of council members and staff. Councillors are worried that the construction on Elgin Street will seriously impact traffic. Downtown travellers have already been navigating detours thanks to a closure of O’Connor Street to accommodate manhole reconstruction by Bell. The work on O’Connor Street is scheduled to be complete by Friday.


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