Strategic Communications Advisor
On Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7 am, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will begin the first phase of work to move and rehabilitate the Champlain Bridge parking lot. The work will also make the lot more resilient, as it is a key parking area which is now aging and had partially collapsed after the flooding in 2017.
The first phase of the work involves relocating the parking lot away from the river and raising it out of the 100-year flood plain. The NCC will also be planting 31 new trees and 1,400 shrubs, helping to beautify and create habitat in the park.
This major infrastructure project is the first to be implemented in the creation of a riverfront park on the south shore of the Ottawa River. It will also involve several upgrades, to be undertaken in phases, in the Champlain Bridge area.
Construction work will be undertaken inside the park area, Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, until fall 2019. No work is planned on weekends at this time.
Full detours for cyclists and pedestrians will be in place, as needed, throughout the project. Signage will be on-site to inform users about the work.
The NCC urges pedestrians and cyclists to exercise caution, and to obey flag persons and signage at the site.
This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $55-million investment from the 2018 federal budget.
Parking Lot Relocation and Landscape Design