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Main Street Construction Newsletter #5

City staff have published their fifth newsletter with updates on the Main Street construction. The newsletter is available in English and French, and has a corresponding construction map. The newsletter is posted on our Main Street page, along with other background information on the construction.

Temporary pathway closures at Hurdman bridge through mid-August

Short duration flagging and intermittent closures will continue to occur on the Rideau River multi-use pathways (near Highway 417) as required through July and August 2015 to complete works on the Hurdman Bridge structure. Furthermore, complete closures of the east and west pathways will occur for approximately 3 weeks, per side, as crews begin to restore and realign the pathways. The west pathway was closed starting July 15, 2015 and the eastern pathway is scheduled to close as early as August 6, 2015. Signage will be on site. The western pathway will be detoured via the Lees Avenue overpass and the eastern pathway will be detoured via Vanier Parkway and the new Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over Highway 417.

Please note that these dates are dependent on weather and work progress; we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
For further information please visit the Confederation Line web site.

Support your farmer's market at its temporary location at the Nature Museum!

The Main Street Farmer's Market, temporarily relocated during the Main Street reconstruction, is struggling at its new location in front of the Museum of Nature. Please stop by and support your local market on Saturdays between 9am and 2pm, at 240 McLeod Street in front of the Museum of Nature. You can read more stories from CBC and The Ottawa Citizen about the downturn in business affecting local farmer's markets.

Road closure from August 7 - 24: Main Street from Hawthorne Avenue to Lees Avenue

Main Street (from Hawthorne Avenue to Lees Avenue) will be completely closed to traffic from Friday August 7th at night to early Monday morning of August 24th, 2015. During that period, the section of Main Street from Hawthorne Avenue to Greenfield Avenue will be open to both northbound and southbound traffic. The intersections of Main Street/Hawthorne Avenue (eastbound to northbound and southbound to westbound movements) and Main Street/Lees Avenue (westbound to southbound movement) will remain open to traffic. The recommended detour is via Greenfield Avenue. Refer to this map for details. You can also read the complete notice to residents in English or French.

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