Councillors Tim Tierney and Stephen Blais were joined by Members of Provincial Parliament, Phil McNeely, John Fraser, Bob Chiarelli, and Yasir Naqvi to celebrate the first major milestone on the Highway 417 Expansion Project.
The improved St. Laurent exit ramp and dedicated exit lane from Ottawa Road 174 were officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The additional lane connecting OR-174 to Highway 417 will be open by Labour Day Monday, in time for the back to school and back to work rush on Tuesday.
These openings will significantly reduce the congestion currently experienced while travelling through the split.
Image: Antonio Estrada, CEO RTG; John Fraser, MPP Ottawa South; Bob Chiarelli, MPP Ottawa West Nepean ; Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre; Councillor Tim Tierney Ward 11; Phil McNeely, MPP Ottawa Orleans; Councillor Stephen Blais, Ward 19; Gary Craig, City of Ottawa.