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Eastbound Rideau Street lane closure between Sussex and William

Ottawa – Beginning February 3, the eastbound transit/taxi only lane on Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and William Street will be closed. This lane closure is required for Cadillac Fairveiw’s Rideau Centre expansion project, and will be in effect for several years.

Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and will remain open to all traffic. All transit services will remain in place. Commuters should expect delays in the area and are advised to plan their travels accordingly.

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 to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

Further details and other information concerning City road works are available on