Queensway Expansion East

Queensway Expansion East

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained McCormick Rankin Corporation (MRC) to complete the detail design for the expansion of Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to Ottawa Road 174 (GWP 4091-07-00 & GWP 4320-06-00). The project involves the following components:

  • Widening Highway 417 by 1 lane in each direction, including utility relocation, construction of related drainage works, roadside protection and retaining walls;
  • Widening and rehabilitation of the Southeast Transitway, Central Transitway and St. Laurent Boulevard bridges;
  • Widening and superstructure replacement of Hurdman’s Bridge over the Rideau River;
  • Removal and replacement of the Lees Avenue, Vanier Parkway and Belfast Road bridges using rapid replacement construction techniques, including preparation and reinstatement of construction staging areas;
  • Realignment of the Ottawa Road 174 to St. Laurent Boulevard off-ramp, including a new concrete barrier  to preclude the movement from Highway 417 westbound to St. Laurent Boulevard;
  • Conversion of the St. Laurent Boulevard northbound to Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp to ‘Transit and Emergency Services use only’;
  • Improvements to illumination and signage;
  • Replacement of noise barriers and relocation of utilities impacted by widening;
  • Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS);
  • Long term closure of the south-east ramp at Lees Avenue;
  • Short term closure of the Lees Avenue Bridge;
  • Short term closure of the north-west ramp at Vanier Parkway;
  • Temporary / night-time ramp closures;
  • Temporary road closures to facilitate rapid replacements; and
  • Transit Priority Measures between Nicholas Street and Blair Road.

This project is following 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.

This website will be updated regularly, providing project updates, updated project schedules, information on upcoming events such as the Public Information Centre, as well as project documentation as it becomes available.

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