NCC extending road closures until Labour Day
Roads in Ottawa, Gatineau Park have been partially closed to vehicles for weeks
Portions of four National Capital Commission (NCC) roadways will remain closed to vehicles until September.
The NCC closed part of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway along the Rideau Canal, two parkways along the Ottawa River and three Gatineau Park parkways earlier this spring to offer residents more space to walk, run and cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The closures were supposed to end this coming Sunday, but have now been extended through Sept. 7, which is Labour Day.
The closures are:
- The Queen Elizabeth Driveway from Laurier to Fifth avenues, daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway's westbound lanes from Booth Street to Carling Avenue, weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway in both directions between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard, weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune Lake parkways Monday to Saturday, and Sundays before 1 p.m. That does not include the Gatineau Parkway between lots P8 and P9, which remains closed to vehicles.
The Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Gatineau Park's parkways will be closed on Canada Day, but the other parkways will not.