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Motorists are being advised to expect delays on the Queensway and roads around the highway over the weekend due to the closure of a four kilometre stretch of the highway this weekend.

The City of Ottawa says Hwy. 417 will be closed until 6 a.m. on Monday between Carling Avenue and Bronson Avenue. The closure will result in significant traffic slowdowns on the Queensway, and residential streets through the detour area.

Lane reductions and ramp closures will begin at 7 p.m., with the full closure of Hwy. 417 beginning at 8 p.m.

Crews will be demolishing and replacing the bridges over the Canadian Pacific Railway and Trillium Line O-Train tracks.

Canadian summer construction reminder, eh? Signed detours will be in place while a section of Hwy 417 is closed in both directions beginning tomorrow at 8 pm until 6 am on July 6. A number of on-ramps will also close.
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Here is a list of the Hwy. 417 ramp closures between July 2 and July 6.

  • O’Connor westbound
  • Lyon westbound
  • Bronson westbound
  • Rochester westbound
  • Parkdale westbound
  • Carling/Kirkwood eastbound
  • Parkdale eastbound

Orangeville Street will also be fully closed between Rochester Street and Booth Street.

In a media release, the Tomlinson Group said the bridge replacement work will generate excessive noise and traffic impacts during the period.

The City of Ottawa listed the detours around the closure on the Queensway.

Westbound detour for Highway 417 closure:

  • Westbound motorists must exit the highway at Bronson Avenue
  • Continue westbound on Catherine Street
  • Continue onto Raymond Street
  • Turn left on Booth Street
  • Turn right on Carling Avenue
  • Take Highway 417 westbound on-ramp from Carling Avenue

(Courtesy: City of Ottawa)

Eastbound detour for Highway 417 closure

  • Eastbound motorists must exit the highway at Carling/Kirkwood Avenue
  • Continue eastbound on Carling Avenue
  • Turn left on Bronson Avenue
  • Turn right on Chamberlain Avenue
  • Continue onto Isabella Street
  • Take Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp at Metcalfe Street

(Courtesy: City of Ottawa)