As part of the O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) system, construction of a new downtown tunnel has been ongoing since November 2013. The downtown tunnel will be 2.5 kilometers long with three new underground stations – Lyon, Parliament, and Rideau station. Parliament station cavern is over 50% excavated. In 2015, work on the stations in the east (Blair, Cyrville, Tremblay, St-Laurent, and Hurdman stations) also began. The LRT will begin full revenue service in 2018.
In the coming weeks, activities related to Parliament Station entrances, located along Queen Street within the SunLife Financial Building (west entrance) and within Morguard’s 155 Queen Street (east entrance) will be visible and have impacts at street level.
This work and the associated impacts are scheduled to begin early November 2015. Although the method being used to excavate the tunnel and adjacent stations was chosen to minimize road closures and limit surface-level construction, work starting on the Parliament Station entrances will require the following traffic modifications:
- Lane reductions – Queen Street between Bank and O’Connor streets
- Lane reductions – O’Connor Street between Sparks and Albert streets
- Sidewalk limitations on the south side of Queen Street between Bank and O’Connor
The work areas around Parliament Station are within the City’s right-of-way and the integrated station properties and will have minor impacts on vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow for adjacent businesses.
For any problems encountered outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City’s contact centre at 3-1-1.
Thank you for your continued support of the O-Train Confederation Line project.