Residents of Cumberland Ward can expect major traffic disruptions in the coming weeks, as Stage 2 of the LRT project continues to progress. Motorists travelling on Trim Rd. and the 174 should anticipate delays and mobility impacts as crews begin work to realign Trim Rd.
⚠️ A FULL CLOSURE OF TRIM RD. BETWEEN JEANNE D’ARC BLVD. AND OLD MONTREAL RD. WILL BEGIN TOMORROW EVENING (MONDAY, AUGUST 2) AND IS ANTICIPATED TO REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL AUGUST 13. ⚠️
Motorists will be able to exit the 174 southbound at Trim throughout the entirety of the closure, but motorists looking to exit northbound will follow a detour at Tenth Line. Motorists who would typically travel northbound to access the 174 at Trim will follow the detour route to access the 174 at Tenth Line. During the closure, OC Transpo will operate a shuttle bus from the OC Transpo Park & Ride to Petrie Island so pedestrians and cyclists can get across the 174 safely.
⚠️ Further, STARTING THE EVENING OF THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, THE 174 WESTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM QUIGLEY HILL RD. TO TENTH LINE AND THE 174 EASTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM TRIM RD. TO QUIGLEY HILL RD.
CLOSURES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN UNTIL LATE DAY AUGUST 9. ⚠️
Detour and traffic control signage will be posted, and we ask all motorists to drive with caution. Pedestrians and cyclists should also use extra caution when detours are in place.
While I have serious concerns about the traffic being detoured on Quigley Hill and the impact that it will have to residents, this decision was made by the Stage 2 team to limit disruption to the village and effect as few residents as possible.
I have asked that the Stage 2 team prioritize safety during this closure and work with Ottawa Police to ensure drivers are respectful of the residential community while the closures are in place. Stage 2 has confirmed that Ottawa Police will be stationed throughout the detour route throughout the entire closure. I have also asked that Stage 2 keep me informed of any and all issues.
In addition to the traffic impacts, nearby residents can expect construction activities to take place day and night in an effort to expedite the overall closure. Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.
I deeply sympathize these interruptions are challenging, frustrating and impactful to your daily lives.
If there are any changes to the duration or impact of this work, I will be communicating it widely, but should you have any questions about the project, you can contact the Stage 2 team directly: firstname.lastname@example.org