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Hog’s Back Road Closure – Aug 12th Onward

Courtesy of www.carleton.ca & NCC

The National Capital Commission (NCC) has advised that work will commence on the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The bridge will be closed for a projected nine months. For additional information about this NCC project and site plan, click here.

During this construction, Hog’s Back Road between Prince of Wales and Colonel By Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic. However, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to cross the canal via an accessible pathway to the lock just below the bridge.

The City of Ottawa suggests the following driving detour route during this closure: Prince of Wales to Heron Road to Riverside Drive to Colonel By Drive. A map detailing this route, as well as pedestrian and cyclist entry points to campus may be found on the university’s Transportation Plan website by clicking here.

Carleton University has taken steps to mitigate traffic congestion caused by construction projects around the city. The first step is the construction of Stadium Waythat will connect Bronson Avenue and University Drive through parking lot 5 (P5), near MNP Park. Construction has already begun and will be completed this fall.

The City is planning for the extension of Raven Road to assist in the movement of bus traffic and this project is currently under design by the City of Ottawa.

The closure of the swing bridge will negatively impact commuting to and from the university. We ask community members to exercise patience with one another as we cycle, walk or drive to and from campus during this construction project by the NCC.

Traffic detour options

Full road closure from August 2019 to May 2020.

Detour along Riverside Drive, Heron Road bridge and Prince of Wales Drive.

Modifications to Heron Road and Prince of Wales Drive intersection to accommodate additional traffic volume.

Local access to the Rideau Canoe Club and Parks Canada lockmaster house will be maintained.

Pedestrian and cyclist traffic will be maintained during construction. The crossing will be universally accessible.

Colonel By Drive will remain open, and canal navigation will not be interrupted.

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Changes Coming to Your Commute this Summer: Make Your Plans

Courtesy of Carleton University:

To All Members of the Carleton Community,

Upcoming construction projects by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and OC Transpo, will affect the daily commute of the Carleton community of faculty, staff, students and visitors travelling to and from the university.

The university has been developing a plan to mitigate for future campus transportation issues anticipated because of the upcoming the closures of:

•    the Hog’s Back Swing Bridge in August 2019;
•    the Hog’s Fixed Bridge and Dam Rehabilitation in May 2020;
•    the O-Train in May 2020 for Stage 2 LRT.

These projects by the NCC and the OC Transpo are going to have a major impact on our campus and your commute. In summary:

  • Beginning August 2019, Hog’s Back Road will be closed for approximately nine months to all vehicles between Colonel By Dr. and Prince of Wales Dr., diverting a significant amount of traffic to the Bronson Ave. entrance to campus. Alternative pedestrian/cyclist access across the Hog’s Back locks during construction is planned. Those who commute to the university via the swing bridge, will need to plan an alternate route when closures begin in August.
  • During the O-Train shutdown in May 2020, buses will replace train service for an estimated two years.

The university is taking steps to mitigate increased traffic congestion on campus. Read about plans for a new Raven Road and Stadium Way. If your commute is affected, please think about these suggested transportation alternatives.

Maps are currently being developed. They will specify where the construction work will take place as well as highlight travel alternatives for pedestrians and cyclists.

Information and reminders will be shared with the campus community via Carleton’s Top 5 as details are confirmed.

Michel Piché
Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

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Clinic and Campus Closed Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Due to the winter warning issued by Environment Canada on the upcoming snowstorm, the Carleton University campus will close as of 5:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, for a 24-hour period. The Carleton Sport Medicine Clinic will be closed on Wednesday, February 13th and will resume regular hours on Thursday, February 14th.

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Potential Union Strike at Carleton University – Starting Monday, March 5th

Please be aware there is a possibility of a Union strike at Carleton University starting Monday, March 5, 2018, which may cause some traffic delays. The clinic will be open for business as usual.

The clinic will do it’s very best to accommodate patients that maybe affected by the possible delays getting to their appointments.

You can visit http://carleton.ca on Monday morning to check for updates.

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