Traffic impacts in Ottawa for the coming days – beginning Friday, July 20

Upcoming events and projects will have the following impacts on Ottawa traffic:


  • Highway 416 – Beginning Friday, July 20 at 9 pm, the on-ramp from Eastbound Fallowfield to Highway 416 Southbound will be closed to traffic for roadwork. The ramp will be closed until Monday, July 23 at 6 am. Highway 416 Southbound can be accessed by following the Detour Route D-1 signs.


  • Kent Street – Beginning Monday, July 23, Kent Street will be closed from Chamberlain Avenue to Catherine Street (under Highway 417) for construction work. The closure is expected to last for approximately three weeks. The work is required to permit the installation of a duct to house communications infrastructure for the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel.


Signed detours will be in place for motorists and cyclists. The Highway 417 W-N off-ramp will not be impacted. The sidewalk along the east side of this section of Kent Street will be closed for two days; once at the beginning of the work and once at the end. Signed detours for pedestrians will be in place at those times.


  • Minto Bridges – Beginning Monday, July 23, Union Street will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians and cyclists between King Edward Street and Stanley Avenue during off-peak hours from 9 am to 3 pm. Traffic will be detoured via King Edward Street, Sussex Drive and Stanley Avenue. Access to the underground parking garage at the rear of the John G. Diefenbaker Building at 111 Sussex Drive on Green Island will be maintained at all times. The closure is expected to last for approximately five days within a two-week window subject to weather conditions.


  • Airport Parkway – Beginning Monday, July 30, Airport Parkway will be reduced to one lane of traffic from Hunt Club Road to Brookfield Road, each night from 8 pm to 6 am. The lane closures are required for construction work including paving and culvert replacement. Flag persons will direct traffic during the work, which is expected to be complete in October 2018.


In addition, the temporary closure of the ramps at Hunt Club, Walkley and Brookfield roads will be required in fall 2018. Further information will be provided when the construction schedule is confirmed.


For more updates on the construction and road work activity across the city, or for information about traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s Traffic Report on or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter.