News Release

Published on October 19, 2020

Canada’s Capital Region 
The National Capital Commission (NCC) today launched the first phase of broad public consultations toward the development of the Long-Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan in Canada’s Capital Region. We invite the public to provide their feedback by participating in our online questionnaire which is available until November 2, 2020.

This public consultation will help develop a long-term plan to enhance crossings between Ottawa and Gatineau. It will support the integration and coordination of public, private, motorized and recreational interprovincial transportation corridors being planned by the City of Ottawa, the Ville de Gatineau, both provinces and the federal government. This work is being undertaken in collaboration with these partners.

The comprehensive plan will focus on future needs and opportunities. It will consider major mobility trends, long-term transportation requirements, municipal partners’ plans, as well as major societal trends, such as climate change and types of future mobility.

The impacts of COVID-19 on regional transportation behaviour will also be considered.

Process and timelines

The 2019 federal budget directed that the NCC develop the Long-Term Integrated Interprovincial Crossings Plan in collaboration with both provincial and municipal governments. The development of the plan is under way and will be undertaken in four phases. We are currently in Phase 2.

  • · Phase 1: Background, context and existing conditions
  • · Phase 2: Visioning, guiding principles, evaluation criteria and strategic directions
  • · Phase 3: Development, analysis and evaluation of future scenarios
  • · Phase 4: The plan is expected to be ready in late 2021.

Media Information

Mario Tremblay
NCC Media Relations
613-859-9596 (cellular)

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