Notice of Long-Term Richmond Road Realignment

22 12 2022

per OLRT Stage 2 Rail Construction Program Office:

"Stage 2 LRT: CLEARY AVENUE CLOSURE AND RICHMOND ROAD REALIGNMENT" map depicting detour of Richmond Road and pedestrian pathway onto Byron Linear Park at Cleary Avenue.

Notice of Long-Term Road Realignment

Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue
December 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Richmond Road will be realigned at Cleary Avenue.

Long-term realignment of Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue, shifting Richmond Road approximately 15m south. A new signalized intersection has been constructed at Richmond Road and Redwood Avenue.
Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road was closed on November 21 and a new access road with a signalized intersection was opened from Richmond Road through Kristy’s (909 Richmond Road) to Cleary Avenue. 

As early as Friday, January 6, 2023 until end of 2024.

The realignment of Richmond Road is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel, from Byron Linear Park to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM), crossing Richmond Road.

Richmond Road at Cleary Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts
Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

New signalized intersections have been constructed at Richmond Road and Redwood Avenue and Richmond Road and Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road).

The existing sidewalk on the north side of Richmond Road, south of 75 Cleary Avenue will be closed.  A new temporary pathway on the north side of Richmond Road and alongside the realigned roadway has been constructed

As part of the closure of Cleary Avenue, a new temporary pathway has been constructed from Richmond Road along the private roadway and north of the overflow parking lot.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa



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