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.

Next City of Ottawa Planning Primer session for residents - September 13 or 15

The Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. Please see the city's website for a schedule of other Primer courses and descriptions.

Traffic advisory - Colonel By Drive lane narrowing beginning August 4

Masonry finishing work to the retaining walls located along Colonel By Drive, between Echo Drive near Bank Street and Clegg Street, will begin Monday, August 4. This work will continue until September 2014. During the work period, the northbound lane of Colonel By Drive will be narrowed at all times. Traffic cones and directional signage will be on site to direct traffic and to ensure worker safety.

Upcoming closure/re-routing of Rideau River pathway

The City of Ottawa is anticipating the closure/re-routing of the Rideau River multi-use pathway due to construction. The west side pathway is expected to be closed as of August 11 for approximately 4-6 weeks. The east side pathway is expected to close in early September for approximately 4-6 weeks. Detour signs will be posted.

Traffic survey

CFL football has returned to Ottawa! The excitement of major events happening just across the canal from Old Ottawa East has been tempered by concerns that fans may use our community for parking spots. The City of Ottawa and OOECA would like to know if you have been affected by increased local traffic or by illegal parking during this past weekend. The city has posted a survey form on its website that you can use to record your concerns, or compliments.

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