The recent closure of Hog’s Back Swing Bridge by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and next year’s O-Train shutdown will both affect the daily commutes of faculty, staff, students and visitors to the university.
Carleton University is taking a number of steps to mitigate traffic congestion on campus, including the permanent conversion of Campus Avenue to a one-way street southbound from the bridge over the O-Train tracks on University Drive at the north end of campus and ending at Richcraft Hall.
This change is in effect as of August 30, 2019. A map detailing this change is also available online.
Campus Avenue will have a dedicated lane for buses and for pick-up and drop-offs, as well as a lane for through traffic. The Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Fire and the paramedic service have been notified of this change.
In addition, Library Road has been reopened to traffic – as a two-way street – from Campus Avenue to Colonel By Drive.
Facilities Management and Planning (FMP) has painted new lines on Campus Avenue and has installed directional signs.
To further help mitigate traffic congestion on campus, construction continues on Stadium Way which will connect Bronson Avenue with University Drive through parking lot 5 (P5) near MNP Park and will be completed this fall.
The city also continues to plan an extension to Raven Road to assist in the movement of bus traffic. This project is in the design phase.
More information about the university’s Transportation Plan can be found on the Carleton Transportation Plan website.
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