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City advises weekend events will have traffic impacts

The Great Glebe Garage Sale and the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend are scheduled to take place as restoration efforts from the powerful storm that took place over the Victoria Day weekend continue.
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City of Ottawa logo on City Hall building. File photo

The City of Ottawa is advising residents and visitors to the capital this weekend to expect traffic impacts with several events taking place. 

The Ottawa Redblacks are scheduled to play an exhibition game at TD Place against the Toronto Argonauts, which will increase traffic and pedestrian activity in the Lansdowne area. 

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is returning on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. The event starts and ends at Ottawa City Hall located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, and involves intermittent lane reductions and closures on Saturday, from as early as 1 p.m. until 9 p.m., and on Sunday, from as early as 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. on various roadways along the routes. Major roads impacted at various times by the event include:

  • Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • Laurier Avenue
  • Elgin Street
  • Lisgar Street
  • Cartier Street
  • Queen Street
  • Metcalfe Street
  • O’Connor Street
  • Wellington Street
  • Colonel By Drive
  • Pretoria Bridge
  • Rideau Street
  • Preston Street, south of Carling Avenue
  • Carling Avenue
  • Sussex Drive
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
  • Alexandra Bridge
  • Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway

A full listing of the lane reductions, road closures and times are located on the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend website.

Saturday, May 28. also marks another edition of the Great Glebe Garage Sale. The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will bring additional traffic and limited available parking in the Glebe area.

The City of Ottawa is coordinating with the Ottawa Race Weekend team and other organizers to ensure events are executed safely as the city recovers from the recent severe storm.

Visit the City’s traffic impacts webpageinteractive traffic map or follow the City’s traffic account on Twitter for additional information on traffic impacts throughout the weekend.

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