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Reminder: Highway 417 closing between Metcalfe and Carling for bridge replacement work

The closures are required to replace the bridge over Rochester Street.
Road work ahead
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Residents are reminded that starting Friday, Sept. 30 in the evening, a section of Highway 417, between Metcalfe Street and Carling Avenue and Kirkwood Avenue, is scheduled to fully close in both directions starting at 8 p.m and slated to reopen at 6 a.m on Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

Lane reductions and ramp closures are scheduled to start at 7 p.m on Friday, Sept. 30 with the full closure of Highway 417 scheduled to be in place by 8 p.m. The closures are required to replace the bridge over Rochester Street.

The following access ramps will also close:

  • O’Connor westbound
  • Lyon westbound (ongoing)
  • Bronson westbound (ongoing)
  • Rochester westbound (ongoing)
  • Parkdale westbound
  • Maitland eastbound
  • Carling/Kirkwood eastbound
  • Parkdale eastbound

In addition, several municipal road closures are required for this construction:

  • Rochester Street closed between Gladstone Avenue and Aberdeen Street from Tuesday, Sept. 20 to Tuesday, Oct. 11.
  • Booth Street southbound closed between Gladstone Avenue and Raymond Street from 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • Booth Street northbound closed between Carling Avenue and Raymond Street from 5 p.m Friday, Sept. 30 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • Daniel McCann Street closed between Booth Street and Lebreton Street South from 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 to 6 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • Norman Street closed between Booth Street and Rochester Street from 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 to 6 a.m Tuesday, Oct. 4.
  • Raymond Street remains closed between Booth Street and Rochester Street while Orangeville Street remains closed between Rochester Street and Lebreton Street South to facilitate the construction staging (ongoing long-term).

The following detours will be in effect during the closure:

Westbound detour for Highway 417 closure

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




About the Author: Anil Jhalli

Anil Jhalli is CityNews Ottawa's digital editor
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