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May 10 to 13 - Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard at Highway 174 - Weekend Full Closure for Traffic Configuration Change

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, motorists travelling on Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard at Highway 174 should anticipate impacts to traffic as crews complete necessary construction activities.

Full closure of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard at Highway 174 and associated ramps. Pedestrian access over the bridge will be maintained throughout the closure.

Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. to Monday, May 13 at 5:30 a.m.

Grading and paving, removals, excavation, storm sewer work, streetlight and traffic work, line painting, and traffic pattern reconfiguration. Traffic will be shifted to the west side of the bridge to facilitate the next stage of bridge rehabilitation.

Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard at Highway 174 interchange.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Motorists can access Highway 174 in both directions at the Place d’Orléans / Champlain Street interchange. Motorists are encouraged to cross Highway 174 at the Place d’Orléans / Champlain Street interchange to avoid lane reductions frequently in place on Orléans Boulevard.

Anticipated Impacts

Residents near the interchange can expect the following construction activities to take place:

  • Excavators, bulldozers, and compactors will be used for construction. Noise from equipment will be audible and some equipment may cause vibrations.
  • Trucks will deliver material to the site and haul material away. Noise from equipment and moving of material will be audible.
  • Noise and vibration monitors will be in place.
  • Site lighting and generators will be used to power lights which are a safety requirement for overnight work. Crews will place and/or direct the light away from residences to mitigate any impacts.
  • Night work is needed at times to accommodate work that requires traffic closures that cannot be done during the day, thus mitigating impacts on the travelling public.
  • Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage when localized detours are in-place to ensure safety.
  • For residents whose property borders Highway 174, equipment in the area may cause additional noise and vibration as the work progresses.
  • Accessibility
  • Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. If you require special accommodation due to this work, please contact

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

Please note: For your awareness, the following link should be used for updates/changes for traffic impacts (this link is updated on Fridays by 12 noon).

To receive electronic updates please sign up at and select updates for “Jeanne d’Arc Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Stage 2 Team
Rail Construction Program | Programme de construction du train léger
Transit Services Department | Direction générale des transports

City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa | Extension de l'O-Train | OC Transpo