Highway 417 and 174 Progress

Vanier Parkway Interchange
Vanier Parkway Interchange / Échangeur de la promenade Vanier

Starting Friday, August 8, Hwy 417 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Nicholas Street and the Hwy 417/174 split from Friday evening at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Starting Monday, August 10 until Saturday, August 16 there will be occasional off-peak lane reductions on Hwy 417 in both directions between Kent Street and the Hwy 417/174 split and between Parkdale Avenue and Rochester Street. Hwy 174 westbound will also be subject to off-peak lane reductions between Montreal Road and Blair Road.

In addition, Hwy 417 will be closed in both directions between Lees Avenue and the Hwy 417/174 split at 15-minute intervals between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. starting Monday, August 11 until Saturday, August 16. During these periods, Ontario Provincial Police will be on hand to direct traffic; however, motorists are urged to consider alternate routes.

In addition to the above lane restrictions, the following ramp closures will occur:

• This southbound St. Laurent Boulevard on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 17. Please note this ramp will not be closed simultaneously with the southbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound.
• The southbound St. Laurent Boulevard on-ramp to Hwy 417 eastbound is closed until Monday, August 11. Please follow the signed detour route on Coventry Road.
• The northbound St. Laurent Boulevard on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Friday August 15. Beginning August 15, this ramp will be closed for four weeks. Please follow the signed detour route on Coventry Road.
• The eastbound and westbound Hwy 417 off-ramps to the Vanier Parkway will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 15. Please note, the eastbound Vanier Parkway off-ramp will not be closed simultaneously with the eastbound St. Laurent Boulevard off-ramp.
• The northbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 eastbound will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 15. Please follow the signed detour route on Coventry Road.
• The southbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 eastbound will be closed nightly from Monday, August 11 until Saturday August 15.
• The northbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 15.
• The southbound Vanier Parkway on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 15. Please note this ramp will not be closed simultaneously with the southbound St. Laurent Boulevard on-ramp to Hwy 417 westbound.
• The eastbound Hwy 174 off-ramp to St. Laurent Boulevard will be closed nightly from Sunday, August 10 until Saturday August 15. Please note this ramp will not be closed simultaneously with the eastbound Hwy 417 off-ramp to Vanier Parkway.

Signage will be in place to advise drivers of these traffic and road changes. Motorists are also reminded to respect the reduced speed limits and use caution when travelling through construction zones. Many of these construction elements are weather-dependant and may be implemented later than the dates given above.

This work is being done as part of the Hwy 417 expansion project, which began in May 2013, and will add an additional lane in each direction between Nicholas Street and the Split. The additional lane will be used for bus rapid transit during the 2015 to 2018 phase of the Confederation Line construction.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use other alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:
• OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real time construction and traffic information.
• City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
• Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
• Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city
• Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Hwy 417
• Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
Further details and other information concerning City road works are available on ottawa.ca.

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