The pedestrian tunnel at the University of Ottawa will require temporary overnight closures starting later this month.
WHAT: Overnight closures of the pedestrian tunnel at the future uOttawa LRT station will be required so work can be completed on the tunnel roof.
WHERE: The uOttawa pedestrian tunnel that connects the Golden Triangle/downtown and the Corkstown Bridge to the University of Ottawa and Sandy Hill.
WHEN: The first closure will be from 6 p.m. Friday, October 14, to 6 a.m. Saturday October 15, 2016.
The second closures will take place nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28th, 2016.
WHY: To undertake pouring of concrete and removal of materials to complete the ceiling of the tunnel that connects the university to the future uOttawa LRT station.
PEDESTRIAN & CYCLING IMPACTS
• Detours will be in place and advance signage will be posted during all overnight closures:
o Alternate route 1: Access to Sandy Hill north and the Golden Triangle will be maintained along the pedestrian and cycling paths along Colonel By Drive and connect to the Corkstown Bridge in the west and Laurier Avenue in the east.
o Alternate route 2: Access to Sandy Hill south will be maintained along the pedestrian and cycling paths along Colonel By Drive, Concord Street, and Greenfield Avenue.
o Alternate route 3: Access will also be maintained along the pedestrian and cycling paths along Queen Elizabeth Drive to Laurier Avenue East.
RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS IMPACTS
• The noise levels for both operations are anticipated to be moderate. A noise exemption has been approved by the City for this work.