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Highway 417 (Queensway) Bridge Rehabilitations Detail Design Web site last modified: July 4, 2013

Carling Avenue Westbound and Kirkwood Avenue Bridge Replacements: Update
July 4, 2013

The Rapid Replacement of the Kirkwood Avenue Bridge and the Carling Avenue Westbound Bridge on Highway 417 (the Ottawa Queensway) is scheduled to be completed in less than 24 hours on July 6 and 7 2013, and July 13 and 14 2013 respectively.

Detour Routes during Rapid Replacements
Kirkwood Avenue Rapid Bridge Replacement

The Queensway will be closed eastbound and westbound at Kirkwood from 6:00 pm on Saturday July 6 2013 to 11:00 am on July 7 2013.

Detour Routes will be taken as follows:
Westbound Detour:
Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
Follow Carling Avenue westbound
Take Highway 417 westbound on-ramp


Eastbound Detour:
Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
Take Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp at Kirkwood Avenue

Carling Avenue Westbound Rapid Bridge Replacement
The Queensway will be closed eastbound and westbound at Carling Avenue from 6:00 pm on Saturday July 13 2013 to 11:00 am on July 14 2013.

Detour Routes will be taken as follows:
Westbound Detour:

Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
Follow Carling Avenue westbound
Take Highway 417 westbound on-ramp

Eastbound Detour:

Take Exit 124 at Carling Avenue
Take Carling Avenue to Bronson Avenue (turn left)
Take Bronson Avenue to Chamberlain Avenue (turn right)
Chamberlain Avenue turns into Isabella Street (stay straight)
Take Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp

Carling Avenue Westbound and Kirkwood Avenue Bridge Replacements: Update
August 23, 2012
Construction for the replacement of the Carling Avenue Westbound and Kirkwood Avenue Bridges commenced in Spring 2012 and is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2013. The exact timing of the rapid replacements cannot be determined at this time, however, they will occur on separate weekends between July 5, 2013 and August 26, 2013. Further updates will be posted as specific timing becomes known.

Carling Avenue Westbound and Kirkwood Avenue Bridge Replacements (Contract 4): Design and Construction Report Public Review Period
November 11, 2011
The Design and Construction Report for Contract No. 4 is currently available for a 30-day public review period from November 11, 2011 to December 10, 2011. If you have any comments or questions, please contact one of the project team members listed on the Contact Us page.

Carling Avenue Westbound and Kirkwood Avenue Bridge Replacements (Contract 4): Notice of Study Commencement
September 7, 2011
A Notice of Study Commencement was published in the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa le Droit on August 12, 2011

Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridge Replacement: Construction Period Update
July 25, 2011
The construction for the replacement of the Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridges (Contract No. 3) commenced in Spring 2010 and is anticipated to be completed in the Summer of 2011. The rapid replacement is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 30-31, 2011

Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridge Replacement: Construction Period Update
March 19, 2010

The construction for the rapid replacement of the Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridges (Contract No. 3) is anticipated to start in May 2010 with completion by October 2011. The rapid lift operation is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 30-31, 2011

Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridge Replacement: Contract No. 3 Design and Construction Report Update
July 28, 2009

A Design and Construction Report for Contract No. 3 was filed for a 30-day public review period from July 28 to August 26, 2009.

Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridge Replacement: Contract No. 3 Public Involvement Centre
April 2, 2009

A Public Involvement Centre (PIC) for Contract No. 3 is scheduled for April 2, 2009 at the Travelodge Hotel, Greenery Room at 1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Update: Carling Avenue Eastbound Bridge separated out of Contract No. 3
February 17, 2009

This project was originally divided into two separate contracts and has now been divided into four separate contracts. Contract No. 1 included the replacement of the Island Park Drive bridges using rapid replacement technology and was constructed with the rapid lift of the new superstructure during the August long weekend 2007.

Contract No. 2 originally was for the rehabilitation of the Carling eastbound and westbound, Kirkwood and Clyde Structures using rapid lift technology as well as the rehabilitation of the Merivale Road bridges. The deck replacement of Clyde Avenue was separated out and was constructed during the August long weekend of 2008.. Contract No. 3 will be for the replacement of the Carling Ave. eastbound bridge. The remaining bridges will be completed under subsequent contracts.

Separate Design and Construction Reports will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review for each contract.

Clyde Avenue Bridges Rapid Replacement Completed August 3, 2008
August 5, 2008

The rapid replacement of the Clyde Avenue Bridges was successfully completed during the week-end of August 2-3, 2008. The replacement went off without a hitch with four lanes of the highway, two in each direction, opening almost two hours ahead of schedule. Motorists are advised that week-end lanes closures are to be expected while the construction of the bridge approach slabs is completed.

Contract 2 Awarded (Clyde Avenue Rapid Lift Operation)
February 12, 2008

The contract for the rapid replacement of the Clyde Avenue Bridges (Contract 2) was awarded in January, 2008. The rapid lift operation is currently scheduled to take place during the weekend of August 2-3, 2008.

Island Park Drive Rapid Lift Operation Completed
August 14, 2007

The replacement of the Island Park Drive Bridges was successfully completed using Rapid Replacement Technology during the weekend of August 10-12, 2007.

To view a video of the rapid lift operation, please visit the Presentations section of the website.

Clyde Avenue Bridge Replacement: Contract No. 2 Design and Construction Report Update
August 24, 2007

A Design and Construction Report for Contract No. 2 was filed for a 30-day public review period from August 24 to September 23, 2007.

Update: Hampton Park Pathway
November 23, 2006

At the Public Involvement Centre (PIC) on September 12, 2006, and within the Design and Construction Report (DCR) filed for a 30-day public review period from October 15 to November 16, 2006, a plan for this project for Contract 1 had shown the dirt pathway through Hampton Park (path crosses the park from the north-west corner of the Highway 417 Bridge at Island Park Drive and joins into the official NCC pathway to the north) being reinstated with a 1.0 m wide stonedust path.

This is to inform you that since the Public Involvement Centre and subsequent filing of the DCR, the National Capital Commission has decided that they do not wish to have this pathway reinstated after construction. The provision for the pathway has been removed from the contract documents.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Project Team by submitting your comment(s) and/or question(s) via the website comment form, or by contacting either the Consultant Project Manager or the MTO Project Engineer listed in the Contact Us webpage.

Clyde Avenue Bridge Replacement: Contract No. 2 Public Involvement Centre Update
July 12, 2006

A Public Involvement Centre (PIC) for Contract No. 2 was held on July 12, 2006, at the Travelodge Hotel, Greenery Room at 1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Island Park Bridge Replacement: Contract No.1 Design and Construction Report Update
October 15, 2006

A Design and Construction Report for Contract No. 1 was filed for a 30-day public review period from October 15 to November 16, 2006.

Island Park Bridge Replacement: Contract No.1 Public Involvement Centre
September 12, 2006

A Public Involvement Centre (PIC) for Contract No. 1 was held on September 12, 2006, at the Travelodge Hotel, Greenery Room at 1376 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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