Notice: Public Information Session – Queen Street Renewal

Queen Street Renewal - Réfection de la rue Queen

Public Information Session – Queen Street Renewal

The City of Ottawa will be hosting a public information session to provide information about the Queen Street renewal project as part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Rapid Transit Project.

WHAT:

The City of Ottawa will unveil the design details of the Queen Street renewal project, which is set to begin construction this spring between Lyon and Parliament Stations. (from Bay to Metcalfe streets). The project includes improved pedestrian, cycling and vehicle infrastructure along the central portion of the Queen Street corridor to showcase it as Ottawa’s premier “Showcase Street,” with extra-wide boulevard sidewalks, creative designs for parking and access, priority crosswalks and landscaping. This streetscaping project will be completed in spring 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit Project.

The project also includes complete road resurfacing from Bay Street to Bronson Avenue in the west, and from O’Connor/Metcalfe streets to Elgin Street in the east.

WHEN:

March 9, 2016
3 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Richmond Room
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

WHY:

Queen Street was identified in the City’s 2013 “Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa’s Streets” study, which looked at ways to create more vibrant, inclusive, safe and accessible streets in the city’s core. Since the LRT downtown tunnel runs under Queen Street, and two of the three integrated tunnel stations will be located on the street, the decision was made to incorporate execution of this work into the existing LRT contract.

At the public information session, information regarding the process, project objectives and construction timelines will be presented, as well as methods to manage traffic and disruption during construction. City staff and their design team will be available to answer any questions.