June 10 OECA board meeting - presentation by SLOE

The next OECA board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 10, at 7:15 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive (just north of Immaculata High School). The first hour will be the updated presentations that Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE) had at the Oblates Development "Deep Green" experts forum in March. This will be followed by discussion of the ideas being presented.

OC Transpo proposal to combine No. 6, 102 bus routes

The modified No. 6 and No. 102 east-west bus routes through the northern part of the Glebe and Carling-Dow’s Lake would accomplish three things:
· Fill in a gap that was created during the route optimization that has left a number of residents in Old Ottawa East, the Glebe and the Dow’s Lake area without the traditional east-west service they had enjoyed. For example, seniors in the large buildings in the Bronson/Carling area have been left to walk down or up a fairly steep incline to get to the nearest stop further west on Bronson.

Lees Avenue Underpass Rapid Replacement Notice - Work Begins June 21

The Lees Avenue underpass rapid replacement will be completed in two phases. The removal of the existing structure will occur over the weekend of June 21, 2014, and the new structure will be installed approximately 12 weeks later.

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.

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