Construction, closures, and completions: A 2020 forecast for Ottawa infrastructure

By Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, January 6, 2019

(...)Just east of downtown, Montreal Road is undergoing an Elgin-esque revitalization along a two-kilometre stretch between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard, scheduled to continue into 2022. This year’s schedule includes utility work, water main and sewer replacements and sidewalk construction.

Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street has been closed to general traffic for years. Starting this spring, all vehicular traffic — including buses — will also be barred from the area during work to spruce up the street and make it more appealing for transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. Detours will be set up and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction, slated for completion by year end. (

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