‘Ottawa’ Hog’s Back Bridge Closed April 5-13 for Repairs
Commuters who cross the Hog’s Back Bridge will have to choose another route for a week starting Wednesday as the city does preventative maintenance work.
The City of Ottawa confirmed the bridge will be closed to all traffic – including pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles — starting Wednesday, April 5, at 6 a.m., until Thursday, April 13 at noon.
During this closure, travellers will not be able to use Hog’s Back Road to cross the river and canal. Detour signage will be posted.
With all of the construction-related activities underway, the city encourages residents to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.
The City of Ottawa has tools to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute, including:
• City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions, and detours
• Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes
• Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city
• Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Highway 417
• Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).