New Lees Avenue bridge re-opened to pedestrians and cyclists - September 15

The new Lees Avenue bridge (over Highway 417) has reopened to pedestrians and cyclists as of September 15. This portion of Lees Avenue will open to general traffic by September 19. Construction work, however, will continue on Lees Avenue between Main Street and the bridge until October.

Brantwood Park Fall Clean-up - October 11

The annual Brantwood Park fall clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please meet at the Brantwood Park field house (at Onslow/Burnham), bags and gloves will be provided. All are welcome and this event is rain or shine!

Viewing site for Lees Avenue bridge replacement - September 6

The City of Ottawa has set up a small viewing area for the Lees Avenue Bridge Replacement scheduled for this weekend.

Residents are welcome to attend the viewing but please note that seating is limited (100 spaces).

· uOttawa Lees parking lot
· Saturday, September 6
· Starting at around 10:00 p.m.

The Regional Group presentation on the proposed development plan for Oblate Lands - September 16

On Tuesday, September 16, representatives from The Regional Group will present their proposed development plan for the Oblate Lands. The meeting is open to all and will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University (access from northern parking lot). The proposal is based on the Old Ottawa East community design plan and companion secondary plan.

UPDATE: Lees Avenue Underpass Rapid Replacement - Highway 417 full closure on September 6-7

Beginning Saturday, September 6, at 6 p.m., Highway 417 will be closed to traffic in both directions between Nicholas Street and Vanier Parkway for the installation of the new Lees Avenue Bridge.

Please note that lane reductions will be in place prior to the full closure, beginning as early as 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. A single lane of traffic is expected to be open by 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 7. Full reopening of all lanes in both directions should occur by 5 a.m. on Monday, September 8.

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