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.

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.

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