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Lane reductions on Nicholas Street May 11 – October

Nicholas Street, between Highway 417 and Laurier Avenue, will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, May 11 and continuing until October.

The lane reductions are necessary to allow for the installation of new sewer and watermain infrastructure along Nicholas Street, rehabilitation of the Mann Avenue overpass and resurfacing of the road.

Watermain and sewer work is scheduled to take place during daytime and noise levels are anticipated to be low to moderate.

Traffic impacts are expected to be high during this construction activity. Motorists should expect delays.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use 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:
• OttawaNav – the City’s mobile application for real time construction and traffic information.
• City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours
• Travel Planner at – transit users can chart and plan routes
• Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city
• Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras
• Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city

For current information about traffic and construction around the city, visit

This work is part of Confederation Line light rail transit construction, and part of Ottawa on the Move. Ottawa on the Move is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

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