Traffic Advisory - Closures on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Colonel By Drive, April 20-21

Canada’s Capital Region – Sections of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Colonel By Drive will be temporarily closed to motor vehicle traffic on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 2018. These closures are necessary to remove the Rideau Canal Skateway changing and washroom facilities.

Friday, April 20

  • 8:30 am to 12 pm: Queen Elizabeth Driveway (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between the Bank Street Bridge and Fifth Avenue.
  • 11:30 am to 3 pm: 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.

Saturday, April 21

  • 5:30 am to 1 pm: Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Hawthorne Avenue (Pretoria Bridge) and Daly Avenue.

Pathway Detours

  • Some sections of the Rideau Canal pathways may be closed for a short period during the installation. Users must comply with the flag persons’ directions, and proceed along designated detours. 

The National Capital Commission urges motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise caution and to respect working crews and equipment, and obey signage and flag persons at the site.

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