Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 20, 2016 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Street Closures for the Canada 150 Kick-Off Celebrations in Ottawa-Gatineau

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2016) - Canadian Heritage would like to inform the public of the street closures in effect in Ottawa and Gatineau on December 31 and January 1 for the Canada 150 Kick-Off Celebrations.

Only vehicles displaying a circulation access pass, residents with proof of residence, hotel patrons with proof of hotel reservation, and emergency vehicles will be granted access to closed streets, except for the Alexandra Bridge.

Tips for commuting on December 31

In order to fully enjoy activities offered throughout the evening, Canadian Heritage encourages residents and visitors to travel to the celebration sites by public transit.

Take advantage of the service offered by the two service providers in Canada's Capital Region!

OC Transpo will offer free fares starting at 4:30 p.m. on its routes. For more information, contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit www.octranspo.com.

For more information on the Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO), call 819-770-3242 or visit www.sto.ca.

Street closures

The following streets will be closed from 8:00 a.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Alexandra Bridge and its pedestrian boardwalk from Mackenzie Avenue in Ottawa to Laurier Street in Gatineau
  • The on-ramp to Alexandra Bridge on Laurier Street in Gatineau
  • The sidewalk of Laurier Street in Gatineau between the Canadian History Museum and the Alexandra Bridge
  • St. Patrick Street in Ottawa between Mackenzie Avenue and Alexandra Bridge
  • Murray Street in Ottawa between Mackenzie Avenue and Alexandra Bridge
  • Lady Grey Drive in Ottawa between the entrance to the Ottawa Rowing Club parking lot and the entrance to the National Art Gallery of Canada

The following will also be closed from 8:00 a.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Access to the Rideau Canal Locks
  • The Valiants Memorial staircase on Elgin Street
  • Under the Plaza Bridge on Elgin Street
  • The Dufferin staircase on Wellington Street

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on December 31:

  • Mackenzie Avenue in Ottawa between Murray Street and the entrance to the Château Laurier parking lot
  • Laurier Street in Gatineau between Des Allumettières Boulevard and Papineau Street

The following street will be closed from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on December 31:

  • Elgin Street eastbound turning lane onto Laurier Avenue

The following streets in Ottawa will be closed from 5:00 p.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street
  • Queen Street between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street
  • Elgin Street northbound thru lane

The following streets in Ottawa will be closed from 6:00 p.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Wellington/Rideau Street eastbound between Bank Street and Sussex Drive
  • Wellington/Rideau Street westbound between the Château Laurier entrance (Elgin Street) and Bank Street
  • O'Connor Street between Wellington Street and Albert Street
  • Metcalfe Street between Wellington Street and Albert Street
  • Queen Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street
  • Sparks Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street

The following streets in Ottawa will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Metcalfe Street between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street
  • O'Connor Street between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street
  • Slater Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street
  • Albert Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street

The following will also be closed from 8:00 p.m. on December 31 until 2:00 a.m. on January 1:

  • Mackenzie King Bridge between Nicholas/Waller Street and Elgin Street
  • Confederation Park staircase to Mackenzie King Bridge
  • Colonel By Drive staircase to Mackenzie King Bridge
  • Nicholas Street staircase to Mackenzie King Bridge
  • Nicholas Street southbound on-ramp at Nicholas Street northbound
  • Nicholas Street southbound on-ramp at Mackenzie King Bridge eastbound
  • Albert Street northbound and southbound sidewalk at Mackenzie King Bridge westbound
  • Albert Street sidewalk at Mackenzie King Bridge westbound
  • Slater Street northbound and southbound sidewalk at Mackenzie King Bridge westbound

The complete list of street closures is also available online.

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