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New Construction Staging Area Being Installed on Rideau Street

As part of the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit Project, starting on January 16, 2016, a new construction staging area will be installed on Rideau Street.

WHAT: A new construction staging area will be installed on Rideau Street protected by fencing
and decorative hoarding (temporary boarding on fencing).

WHEN: Starting January 16, 2016, and continuing until 2018.

WHY: To aid in construction of the Rideau Station entrances and tunnel vent shafts.

WHERE: On the north side of Rideau Street, between Dalhousie and Nicholas streets.


–  Pedestrians will continue to have access to the north side of Rideau Street via a two-metrewide walkway between the construction hoarding and the storefronts.

–  Regular vehicular traffic continues to be prohibited on Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street. Access remains open to transit services, local deliveries and taxi pick-up and drop-offs.
–  The street will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the area until 2018.

–  Access to the businesses will remain open throughout the construction period. Pedestrians can still access them via a two-metre-wide walkway between the hoarding and the storefronts.
–  The decorative hoarding will have artist’s renderings depicting the new streetscaping and business facades.