Traffic Advisory -Lane Closures on Colonel By Drive starting May 28

Canada’s Capital Region — There will be lane closures on Colonel By Drive in both directions at the University of Ottawa underpass and the Corktown Footbridge from Monday, May 28, to the end of June 2018, for work to facilitate safer cycling and pedestrian crossings at the intersection.

The closures will occur in one lane at a time outside peak hours, between 9:30 am and 3 pm, weather permitting. Flag persons will control motorists on the open lane of Colonel By Drive while work is ongoing.

Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway

Short portions of the entrances of the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway at the University of Ottawa underpass will be closed alternately during the work. One of the entrances will remain open at all times. Pathway users will still be able to use the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway throughout the work.

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


  • This new crossing along Colonel By Drive includes a 4.0 metre wide pedestrian crosswalk and a 4.0 metre wide bi-directional cycling crossing.
  • The pedestrian and cycling crossings will be aligned with the proposed pedestrian and cycling pathways that are to extend through the tunnel beneath Nicholas Street and connect with the future uOttawa LRT Station and the University of Ottawa


City of Ottawa – Colonel By Drive Crossing Enhancement
National Capital Commission