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.

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.


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