NCC improving cycling safety on Portage Bridge with surface renovations

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, April 19, 2018

A $9.2-million repair job to the Portage Bridge between downtown Ottawa and Hull would upgrade the asphalt on all lanes and improve safety on the cycle tracks, the National Capital Commission says.

The NCC board approved the budget allocation Thursday.

The NCC considered three temporary options for improving cycling on the bridge. The agency dismissed a $1.3-million option to create a new southbound cycle lane on the southbound side of the bridge and make the current bidirectional cycle track northbound-only. A $900,000 option that would widen the area between the vehicular lanes and cycle track was also counted out.

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