Parkway Lane Closures at Westboro Beach

13 04 2023

[Many McKellar Park residents use this section of Parkway east of the Transitway terminus at Dominion Avenue/Kìchì Sìbì Station.]

Notice from City of Ottawa Rail Construction Program:

Notice of Temporary Lane Closures

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway – Between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue

April 2023

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

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, there will be temporary lane closures and construction activities on the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue.


Parkway temporary lane closures between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue.

On weekdays, there will be one lane in each direction, available to general traffic on the SJAM Parkway just east of the Transitway off-ramp to just past Westboro Beach.

On weekends, there will be one SJAM Parkway eastbound lane and two SJAM Parkway westbound lanes; however, during the NCC Weekend Bikedays there will be only one lane eastbound available. For SJAM Parkway westbound, motorists will follow the routine NCC Bikedays detour. 


Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. 2023.

Daytime hours only – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sundays.


Construction activity at the Kitchissippi Lookout intersection and the Lanark Pedestrian Bridge that crosses over the SJAM Parkway.


The work zone is on the SJAM Parkway, east of the Transitway off ramp to just past Westboro Beach.

Anticipated Impacts

Excavators, wheel loaders, bulldozers, drill rigs, graders, asphalt pavers, and compactors will be used for construction and bridge rehabilitation. This includes storm sewer, guiderail, traffic signal and street light installation as well as paving and line painting. Rock breaking during the first month of construction will be required. Rock breaking is NOT permitted overnight.

Noise from equipment will be audible and some equipment may cause vibrations.

Trucks will deliver granular material, asphalt, and concrete to the site and will haul away excavated material. Noise from equipment and moving of material will be audible.

Motorists should adhere to 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.

During this scope of work, the multi-use pathway (MUP) north and south of SJAM Parkway will be maintained per current conditions outside of the Kitchissippi Lookout Construction project limits. There will also be a newly paved MUP connection between Lanark Underpass and the MUP north of SJAM west of Westboro Beach.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place, to ensure safety.

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


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 disability-related accommodation, please contact

Ward 7 – Weekly Night Work Summary

A weekly summary of night work, providing greater detail as to the type and location of activities, is shared at the outset of each week. If you would like to receive the Ward 7 Weekly Night Work Summary, please email to be added to the distribution list.

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 select updates for “Sherbourne Station”, “Kìchì Sìbì” Station and “Westboro Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa



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