A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition Monday night after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a construction barrier on Highway 417.

Ottawa paramedics said the man was unconscious when emergency crews arrived at the scene near the Aviation Parkway around 10:30 p.m. He was transported to hospital with severe head and leg injuries.

The crew from a nearby construction company helped the man before emergency crews arrived, paramedics said.

The westbound off-ramp of Highway 417 at the Aviation Parkway was re-opened to traffic around 6:15 a.m..