The spring and summer months will see an increase in construction-related activity across the City of Ottawa, including an unprecedented $51-million investment towards the road surfacing program.
The planned road resurfacing work will prepare roadways for increased traffic flow stemming from the Confederation Line construction. It is also timely in strategically addressing the large incidents of potholes on Ottawa roadways, which has become a familiar story of this winter’s toll on the roads in many Canadian and northern U.S. cities, according to a statement.
As part of the Confederation Line construction, the widening of Highway 417 will be ongoing over the spring and summer months. Other construction projects will begin this spring or underway, which include sewer and watermain work, infrastructure improvements, and cycling and pedestrian facilities.
Ottawa residents will also see some results of the city’s transformation, with the expected fall completion of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge project and the Hunt Club extension project.