Notice of Weekend Lane at Jeanne d’Arc/Ramp Closures and Construction Work

Notice of Weekend Lane/Ramp Closures and Construction Work
April 30, 2021

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, motorists as well as residents, whose homes are near the OR174, should anticipate weekend mobility impacts as crews working to complete drainage and utilities work. Over the course of the weekend, work will require the closing of eastbound lanes at Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and the OR174 to facilitate work for the future Jeanne d’Arc LRT Station construction. In addition, lane closures in both direction between the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will take place.

What/ Where

OR174 Eastbound:

•    All lanes closed at the Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and OR174 Interchange. Motorists will need to exit from the off-ramp to make their way over Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard to access the on-ramp to continue eastbound. Traffic will be directed by around-the-clock Duty Police.
•    Closure of the southbound Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard on-ramp to OR174 eastbound.

OR174 Westbound:

  • Reduced to one lane between Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway.
  • Residents near the Interchange can expect the following construction activities over the weekend to take place during day and night:
  • Drilling and installation of drainage and utilities will occur day and night which may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.


From April 30, 2021 at 9 pm to May 3, 2021 at 5:30 am.


The contractor is continuing work along the OR174 during the weekend to complete drainage and utility work. This work is required prior to the beginning of construction on the future Jeanne d’Arc LRT Station.

OR174 Eastbound



OR174 Westbound

Anticipated Impacts

Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

For motorists travelling eastbound on OR174, an alternative route from St-Joseph Boulevard between Montreal Road and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard will facilitate traffic flow for those wanting to access the Interchange area.

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

For residents whose property borders the OR174 and the Jeanne d’Arc Interchange, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and occasional vibration as the work progresses. These activities are necessary to build the new Jeanne d’Arc LRT station and must be completed over the course of the weekend in order to provide a safe and operational traffic pattern on the OR174 when all ramps and lanes re-open on Monday morning. The City of Ottawa thanks residents for their patience as we work to complete these construction

Residents and motorists can expect additional OR174 Weekend Mobility:
Major Impacts during the upcoming weeks:

May 8-9, 2021:
westbound between Tenth Line Road and Orléans Boulevard; and eastbound at Champlain Street (Place d’Orléans)
May 15-16, 2021:
eastbound between Orléans Boulevard and Tenth Line Road; and
westbound between Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway

Notice of activities planned during these weekends will be provided in advance.

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

Any changes to the duration or impact of this work will be only be communicated via the Stage 2 project newsletter.

For other accommodations, or any questions, please contact:
Dianna Ashworth
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa

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