Since October, Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street was completely closed to all vehicular traffic to expedite the ground improvement program (jet grouting and compaction grouting) to assist in the remaining excavation of the tunnel. At that time, it was anticipated that this would result in keeping the road closed until the end of the year.
Fortunately, City Staff have informed me that RTG has completed the work requiring the closure, and Rideau Street should now be re-opened for buses and taxis as of this week. Cars and cyclists continue to be prohibited on this portion of Rideau Street until the Confederation Line begins operating in 2018.
OC Transpo routes that had been shortened or diverted to other nearby streets will return to normal service on Rideau Street immediately following the re-opening. In addition, the special late night OC Transpo shuttle service that operated on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights to provide a connection from locations in the ByWard Market to overnight services on Mackenzie King Bridge will cease immediately following the opening.
For more information, please visit http://www.octranspo.com/