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Hwy 417 at Kent St. closed Oct. 23 weekend

October 22, 2015 A section of Highway 417 will be closed in both directions starting on Friday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. This closure is required by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to replace the Kent Street bridges.
The eastbound off-ramp at Kent Street will remain closed until the end of December as part of the construction project.

The Parkdale Avenue and Carling Avenue on-ramps to the 417 eastbound will also be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 to midnight Sunday, Oct. 25. The O’Connor Street on-ramp to the 417 westbound will be closed from Wednesday, Oct. 21 until Monday, Oct. 26.

The City of Ottawa advises the public to plan all trips well in advance because significant delays are expected during the closure. There are many other transportation options, including OC Transpo, carpooling and using alternative forms of transportation to get around the city while this closure is in place.

The attached map shows the following detours that will be in effect during the Highway 417 closure:

Kent Street Closure Map

Eastbound detour:

  • Drivers must exit Highway 417 at Rochester Street, proceed east on Orangeville Street to Booth Street, south on Booth Street to Carling Avenue, east on Carling Avenue to Bronson Avenue, then south on Bronson Avenue to Riverside Drive.
  • Drivers will then travel north on Riverside Drive to the eastbound Highway 417 on-ramp, located before the Vanier Parkway Bridge.

Westbound detour:

  • Drivers exit Highway 417 at Catherine Street, proceed west down Catherine, and access the 417 via the on-ramp at Raymond Street. The Lyon Street on-ramp will also remain open during this weekend closure.