Work to begin on Queen Elizabeth Driveway at Fifth Avenue for new crossing

Work will begin on Tuesday, May 27, for the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Fifth Avenue to improve the safety and comfort level of pedestrians and cyclists using this crossing point.

Work will continue until early July, and will involve various degrees of disruption affecting motorists on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, people using the Rideau Canal Pathway, and businesses and residents in the area.

Next OECA board meeting - Tuesday, May 13

The next OECA board meeting is Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 7:15 p.m., at Old Town Hall (61 Main Street). Two salient items on the agenda are discussions of Rideau River flooding and of options/requirements for a new or expanded community centre/hub.

Main Street Renewal: A Draft Preliminary Design Drawing now available for review

Main Street Renewal: A Draft Preliminary Design Drawing (24 April 2014) for the Main Street Renewal project is now available for review. This design implements the recommended plan that was endorsed by Ottawa City Council on July 17, 2013, and approved by the environmental assessment process that was completed in September 2013. The design has benefited from input provided by the Main Street Renewal Working Group, which consists of members of the community as well as technical staff of the City of Ottawa and the consulting team lead by Delcan.

Open House on May 6 for Safe Crossing of Queen Elizabeth Driveway at Fifth Avenue

The National Capital Commission is hosting an open house to present the draft design of the upcoming planned improvements to the crossing point at Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Fifth Avenue. The open house will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 8 am to 9:30 am at the Canal Ritz, 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway. If you are unable to attend, you may provide your comments until Friday, May 9, 2014. An overview of the comments received and design adjustments will then be shared prior to construction.

Pathway along Rideau River (under Transitway) now open

City of Ottawa staff have advised that both pathways along the Rideau River (under Highway 417) are now open. Intermittent closures of the pathways will occur throughout the spring and summer and advance notification will be provided by the city.

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