2013 Rideau-Goulbourn road construction and closures

Construction season is well underway with lots of road construction (some closures) that will affect Rideau-Goulbourn residents directly and indirectly. Here are a few you'll want to know about:

Century Road - Closed Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, August 9

A Road Close Authorization has been granted for Century Road East from Manotick Main Street to First Line Road. The purpose of this closure is because Minto’s contractor, Robert Excavating, will be installing and connecting new sanitary, storm and water mains to service the new Mahogany Community in Manotick.

River Road - Closed July 26 to July 29

The City of Ottawa will be closing River Road to complete a culvert replacement. This work is being done on the weekend to minimize the impact to commuters. The road will be closed starting 7pm, Friday, July 26 and will open back up at 6am, Monday, July 29.

City of Ottawa - Road Rehabilitation 2013

All dates listed here are approximate and construction is expected to be completed this year. Various factors, such as weather or availability of materials, can cause delays and extend the construction timeframe.

Flewellyn Road - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27

Ashton Station Rd. to Munster Rd.

Ashton Station Road - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27

Ormrod Rd. to Flewellyn Rd.

Ormrod Road - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27

Ashton Station Rd. to Flewellyn Rd.

Ottawa Street - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27

McBean St. to Eagleson Rd.

King Street - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27, 2013

Ottawa St. to Dead End

Rothbourne Road - Resurfacing, July to (approx.) September 27, 2013

Dead End @ Hwy. 7 to Carp Rd.

McCordick Road - Pavement Preservation, June 3 - July 30

Donnelly Rd. to McMullen Rd.

McCordick Road - Pavement Preservation, June 3 - July 30

Lockhead Rd. W to Church St.

McCordick Road - Pavement Preservation, June 3 - July 30

Roger Stevens Dr. to Century Rd.

McCordick Road - Pavement Preservation, June 3 - July 30

Century Rd. to Brophy Rd.

Pierce Road - Pavement Preservation, June 3 - July 30

Malakoff Rd. to McCordick Rd.

Ormrod Rd. - Guide Rail Upgrade, Dates TBD - approx. completion October

at Flewellyn (south side)

Highway Construction (416 and 417)

There will be various projects on the 416 and 417 this year that will create a variety of lane closures and, no doubt, traffic delays. Here are the key dates and areas work will be done to help you plan your travels.

Highway 416 - July 10-August 16

There will be multiple lane closures during the removal and replacement of a cross culvert. Here are the scheduled dates of lane closures:

July 10-11: Temporary lane closure on Hwy 416 northbound, 3.7km south of Roger Stevens Dr. Traffic reduced to one lane from 7am to 7pm.

July 15: Temporary lane closure on Hwy 416 southbound, 3.7km south of Roger Stevens Dr. Traffic reduced to one lane from 7am to 7pm.

July 15-August 16: Long-term lane closure on Hwy 416 northbound, 3.7km south of Roger Stevens Dr. Traffic reduced to one lane for the duration of the project.

Highway 417 - Weekends in July

Two bridges along the 417 are being replaced this summer using rapid lift technology. This new method of bridge replacement allows for minimal disruptions, but the highway will need to be fully closed overnight for each replacement. Here are the dates and details for both upcoming closures (starting tomorrow, July 6, 2013).

The City streets under each bridge will be closed as well, effective 4:00pm prior to the closing of the highway.

- Kirkwood Avenue Bridge Replacement - July 6-7, 2013

The Queensway will be closed eastbound and westbound at Kirkwood Avenue from 6:00pm on Saturday, July 6 to 11:00am on Sunday, July 7.

Westbound Detour Route:

  • Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
  • Follow Carling Avenue westbound
  • Take Highway 417 westbound on-ramp

Eastbound Detour Route:

  • Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
  • Take Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp at Kirkwood Avenue

- Carling Avenue Bridge Replacement

The Queensway will be closed eastbound and westbound at Carling Avenue from 6:00pm on Saturday, July 13 to 11:00am on Sunday, July 14.

Westbound Detour Route: 

  • Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
  • Follow Carling Avenue westbound
  • Take Highway 417 westbound on-ramp

Eastbound Detour Route:

  • Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
  • Take Carling Avenue to Bronson Avenue (turn left)
  • Take Bronson Avenue to Chamberlain Avenue (turn right)
  • Chamberlain Avenue turns into Isabella Street (stay straight)
  • Take Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp

We'll add any additional roads updates to this post through the summer, so keep it bookmarked and check it out before you make your travel plans.