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NCC closing roads to install skateway facilities

Sections of Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be temporarily closed over the next couple of days.
2019-10-31 rideau canal skateway installation
Changing facility being installed on the Rideau Canal Skateway. Photo/ NCC

Expect temporary road closures on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Colonel By Drive, Friday and Saturday.

The National Capital Commission will be installing Rideau Canal Skateway changing and washroom facilities.

The NCC says planned closures for Friday, November 1, on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, between the Bank Street Bridge (Queen Elizabeth Place) and Fifth Avenue, may be postponed to Saturday, November 2, due to high winds and adverse weather conditions in the forecasts.

Friday, November 1

8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Queen Elizabeth Driveway (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between the Bank Street Bridge (Queen Elizabeth Place) and Fifth Avenue. Queen Elizabeth Driveway (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between the Bank Street Bridge (Queen Elizabeth Place) and Fifth Avenue.

Saturday, November 2

5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Hawthorne Avenue (Pretoria Bridge) and Daly Avenue. Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Hawthorne Avenue (Pretoria Bridge) and Daly Avenue.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Hog’s Back Road and the Bronson Avenue Bridge. On-ramp and off-ramp access at the Bronson Bridge will remain open. Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Hog’s Back Road and the Bronson Avenue Bridge. On-ramp and off-ramp access at the Bronson Bridge will remain open

Pathway Detours

Some sections of the Rideau Canal pathways may be closed for a short time during installations. Flag people will be directing traffic to designated detours.

The National Capital Commission is urging motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution in the areas. It is asking residents to respect working crews, as well as obey signage and flag people at the sites.

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