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10.20.2016

Rideau Street OPEN to pedestrians and closed to all vehicles until end of 2016

The City of Ottawa advises that Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic until the end of December 2016.

The City of Ottawa advises that Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic until the end of December 2016. This closure takes effect on Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m. The closure is necessary to accommodate construction on the O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) project. Pedestrian access to businesses and residences will remain open as usual.  The Downtown Rideau B.I.A. is in direct dialogue with the city discussing opportunities to reduce impact on affected businesses.

OC Transpo routes that normally serve Rideau Street will be changed as follows: Routes 1 and 7 will operate via Daly Avenue and will stop at the intersection of Rideau Street and Dalhousie Street and Daly Avenue and Nicholas Street

  • Routes 2 and 4 will operate along Albert Street and Slater Street and will end at the corner of Elgin Street and Sparks Street
  • Route 9 will end at Dalhousie Street and Rideau Street and will start at Sussex Drive and Rideau Street
  • Routes 12 and 18 will stop at Rideau Street and Dalhousie Street and will end at Daly Avenue and Nicholas Street. The first stop for eastbound trips will be at Daly Avenue and Nicholas Street
  • Route 14 will operate via the Mackenzie King Bridge
  • With these changes, the sections of Routes 2 and 4 east of the canal will not operate and the sections of Routes 9 and 12 west of the canal will not operate

Free shuttle
During the closure, a free OC Transpo shuttle service will be offered from Thursday to Saturday between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. between the Downtown Rideau and Mackenzie King Bridge with various pick-up locations.
For more information, OC Transpo customers should visit octranspo.com and STO customers should visit sto.ca.

The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit customers plan their routes and manage their commute including:

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).  You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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