Queensway Expansion East

Highway 417 Rehabilitation and Widening from west of Maitland Avenue to east of Island Park Drive

In 2017, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed the detail design for the rehabilitation and widening of Highway 417 from 0.5 km west of Maitland Avenue to 0.6 km east of Island Park Drive (GWP 4058-01-00). The project involved the following components:

  • Widening of Highway 417 to four lanes in each direction between Maitland Avenue and Carling Avenue, including reconstruction of the Maitland Avenue and Carling Avenue interchange ramps;
  • Rehabilitating the Merivale Road Overpass bridges and widening the eastbound bridge to the south;
  • Replacing all existing noise barriers within the project limits;
  • Constructing related works including retaining walls, replacement and upgrades to drainage, roadside protection, illumination, highway signage, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), and landscaping;
  • Relocating utilities impacted by the highway widening; and
  • Implementing traffic management for construction staging in coordination with the City of Ottawa.

Construction is currently ongoing.

MTO Class EA Process
The project followed the approved environmental planning process for Group “B” undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the study.

A Design and Construction Report (DCR) was prepared for the project and made available for a 30-day public review period from May 29, 2017 to June 27, 2017. A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on August 11, 2015.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Kate Green, MTO Senior Project Engineer at kate.green1@ontario.ca or 1-800-267-0295.