Canada’s Capital Region—Sections of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Colonel By Drive will be temporarily closed to motorists on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7, 2021. These closures are necessary to install the Rideau Canal Skateway changing and washroom facilities.
Saturday, November 6
- 5:15 am to 1:30 pm: Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Daly Avenue and Hawthorne Avenue (Pretoria Bridge).
Sunday, November 7
- 5:45 am to 11 am: Queen Elizabeth Driveway (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between Fifth Avenue and the Bank Street Bridge (Queen Elizabeth Place).
- 10:45 am to 2:30 pm: Colonel By Drive (northbound and southbound lanes) will be closed between the Bronson Avenue Bridge and Hog’s Back Road. On-ramp and off-ramp access at the Bronson Bridge will remain open.
- Some sections of the Rideau Canal pathways may be closed for a short period during the installation. Users must comply with the flag persons’ directives, 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.