Closing of Lees Avenue on-ramp as of June 13, 2013

City of Ottawa staff have confirmed that the eastbound on-ramp to the 417 from Lees Avenue will be closed effective June 13, and will remain closed until 2018. Traffic wishing to access the eastbound 417 will have to continue through Old Ottawa East, either via Hawthorne Avenue and the Pretoria Bridge to the on-ramp at Metcalfe Street, or south on Main Street to Riverside Drive taking the Vanier Expressway on-ramp.

Signs will be posted beginning June 7 advising commuters that the ramp will be closed as of June 13. The ramp will be closed for five years to accommodate both the 417 widening from 2013-2015, and subsequently the LRT extension to Blair Road from 2015-2018.

Public open house for Rideau River Western Pathway on June 12, 2013

A public open house regarding the proposed multi-use pathway along the Rideau River will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Old Town Hall (61 Main Street). For more information, please read the City of Ottawa's open house notice.

Pedestrian and Cycling Plan Network Consultation

As part of the Building a Liveable Ottawa Official Plan and Master Plan Review, the City of Ottawa is conducting an online consultation about pedestrian and cycling networks in the city. To partcipate in the survey, please visit the City of Ottawa's Pedestrian Plan and Cycling Plan consultation here. The survey will be available until June 7, 2013.

Plans for expansion at Pretoria Loblaws

The OECA has received confirmation from Loblaws' head office in Toronto that an approximately 5,300 square foot expansion is forthcoming to the Pretoria Loblaws. The single-storey expansion into the adjacent parking lot is expected to start in June 2013 and be finished by late fall 2013. The expansion will allow the store to expand food items and general merchandise. The OECA will post new information/updates as they become available.

Planning survey results and Complete Streets petition

The 2011 Origin-Destination Survey results are in! This survey gives a comprehensive look at the transportation habbits of Ottawa area residents. The City will use these results as a major input to the Transportation Master Plan. Have a look at the trends for yourself.

Help make Complete Streets a priority in Ottawa! Sign the Complete Streets Petition.

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