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Highway 417 to close July 28 to 31 for pedestrian bridge installation

Ottawa – Highway 417 and select ramps will be closed in both directions between Woodroffe Avenue and Greenbank Road from Friday, July 28 at 11 pm until Monday, July 31 at 5 am.


The following ramps will also be closed:

  • The eastbound on-ramps from Richmond Road

  • The eastbound on-ramps from Pinecrest Road

  • The eastbound off-ramp to Woodroffe Avenue

  • The westbound on-ramp from Maitland Avenue

  • The westbound on-ramp from Woodroffe Avenue

  • The westbound off-ramp to Pinecrest Road


Motorists will need to follow the signed detour routes:


Westbound detour

  • Exit Highway 417 at Woodroffe Avenue

  • Turn right on Woodroffe Avenue

  • Turn left on Carling Avenue

  • Turn left at Richmond Road

  • Turn left at Pinecrest Road

  • Turn right on to the onramp to re-enter Highway 417

Or

  • Exit Highway 417 at Woodroffe Avenue

  • Turn right on Woodroffe Avenue

  • Turn left on Carling Avenue

  • Turn left at Richmond Road

  • Turn right on to the onramp to re-enter Highway 417



Eastbound detour

• Exit Highway 417 at Greenbank Road

• Turn right on Greenbank Road

• Turn left on Baseline Road

• Turn left on Woodroffe Avenue

• Turn right onto the onramp to re-enter Highway 417


The closure is required as part of the Stage 2 West extension to install a pedestrian bridge that will enhance neighbourhood connectivity and provide direct access to the future Queensview Station from Baxter Road.


OC Transpo – a great option to travel on busy weekends


Transit is a great option, especially on busy weekends. Take advantage of the 2-for-1 DayPass, where two can travel for the price of one on weekends. Use OC Transpo’s Travel Planner to plan ahead and check the Alerts page for the latest information on detours.


O-Train Line 1 has frequent east-west service with connections to bus services for those heading to the west, east and south ends. Use a Presto card to pay for your fare or select from one of many fare options to purchase a ticket. All rides include a 90-minute minimum transfer window from your first tap or the time you purchase your ticket.


With over 9,000 free Park & Ride spots across the city, you can park your vehicle and take transit to your destination.

For more information on the O-Train expansion project, please visit the Stage 2 website, follow OC Transpo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for the Stage 2 newsletter.




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