Category Archives: Traffic

Speed bumps and other traffic discussions.

SJAM Parkway Closed this Weekend

The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
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Construction in the Neighbourhood

A few photos from near the neighbourhood yesterday…

[20200819 New Sidewalk at Scott and IPD]

New sidewalk beside the transitway is now ready for the public (saw people on it the day after). Dug up, re-gravelled underneath and paved. It seems slightly wider, or maybe that’s the new painted lane line. But no more brick speed stripes (or whatever you call those lines across the path with spacing decreasing closer to an intersection). Also no more 1cm diameter holes from missing stones in the old asphalt, so luggage wheels will be able to survive.

[20200819 Scott Eastbound Under Construction at IPD]

Scott Street eastbound is now all dug up from Island Park Drive eastwards, for sewer maintenance. Best bet to get into the neighbourhood is go westbound on Scott and turn right at a bridge, or come north on Carleton and take advantage of the traffic lights there.


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Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project

Following up on the February Meeting, construction starts soon. The City of Ottawa’s Infrastructure Services Department has provided the following information on the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project:
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Scott Street Sewer Construction Open House – February 20

You probably have already received the paper flyer from the city about the partial closing of Scott street this summer and fall. There’s also an open house meeting to consult the public on Thursday at 6:30 to 8:30pm (presentation starts at 7pm) at the Churchill Seniors Centre.

http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/scott-street-sewerwatermain-rehabilitation-open-house-be-held-feb-20

Scott & SJAM Parkway Closures

This is from the city of Ottawa:

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway – On weekdays, until Friday, June 7, there will be intermittent off-peak lane closures on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, between 9:30 am and 3 pm. The closures are for tree clearing and will be between Dominion and Cleary avenues.

Scott Street – From Monday, June 3 to Friday June 14, weather-permitting, Scott Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, during off-peak hours between Churchill Avenue North and Smirle Avenue as part of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project.

Vision Zero Safety Program

Councillor Jeff Leiper is requesting our support to implement a Vision Zero Program in Ottawa, to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries.

Two motions are attached, that Councillor Leiper proposes to present to Council. One is for a comprehensive Vision Zero strategy. The other is a proposal to use the Federal Government’s one time increase in the share of the gas tax, which is being rebated to Municipalities, to implement safe cycling infrastructure. Jeff encourages residents to write to the Mayor and Councillors to support these motions, which will be debated by City Council.

Contact information for the Mayor and Councillors is here: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/mayor-and-city-councillors
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Road Safety Action Plan & Survey

From: Road Safety Action Plan / Plan d’Action de la Sécurité Routière <rsap-pasr@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:02:25 p.m. EST
Subject: Road Safety Action Plan Update

Good afternoon everyone,

We are pleased to provide you with you some updates concerning the stakeholder engagement session (July 2018) and the next steps involving the development of the Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) which is being led by staff in the Traffic Services Branch of the Transportation Services Department

Work has continued on phase 2 of the project and we would like to encourage to participate in consultation opportunities identified below.
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