The City of Ottawa has released an update for traffic detours and parking during the Bank Street rebuild. We will continue to provide you with updates as we receive them.
Traffic along the detour routes has been a concern, especially at locations such as First Avenue Public School at First and O'Connor. Police for traffic control, additional crossing guards and road signs, are being used to deal with safety concerns.
The City has changed traffic-signal times to accommodate greater volume of traffic along the detour routes.
The current D2 detour route, which takes southbound traffic off Bank Street along O'Connor Street and Fifth Avenue, will have to be changed effective June 6 so that construction can happen at Fifth Avenue. The southbound traffic will travel along Fourth Avenue between O'Connor and Bank. This change in detour will be effective for two weeks.
All Glebe businesses are open for business as usual, with sidewalks kept open and work areas fenced. Visitors to the neighbourhood are encouraged to take the bus, either the number 1 or 7.
There will be some instances when one-way streets have to be turned into two-ways. The City will provide notice to residents who are on these streets and the changes will be posted on the City's project website.
There is parking available for visitors to Bank Street on crossing streets. After the conclusion of the CANSEC security trade show at Lansdowne Park June 4, visitors can park at Lansdowne free of charge, if there is not an event underway.
Glebe residents who have City of Ottawa street parking permits may park at Lansdowne at anytime without charge during the construction period.