Key roads open again now that LRT has replaced buses
Nicholas Street and the ramp from the westbound 417 to the eastbound 174 are now free
Good morning commuters!
The ramp from the westbound Highway 417 to the eastbound Highway 174 has reopened after a few years of being shut as part of light rail work.
Crews worked overnight to get it ready.
The bus lane paint is already off Nicholas Street, which was flowing better yesterday than it had in years.
Still to come are the transition away from bus-only lanes on the 174 from Blair to the split and the eastbound bus lane on Scott and Albert streets that roughly run between Pimisi and Bayview stations.
A train on the Confederation Line at the uOttawa station had a door issue this morning a little after 8 a.m. that shut down the new line and caused significant delays during the morning commute.
I've had some feedback about the new ramps from Nicholas to the 417.
Some folks are finding the ramp to the westbound 417 has not been cleared of construction barriers well enough and drivers' views are blocked as they merge.
Also, when cars use the on ramp from Greenfield Drive, drivers haven't been able to see over their shoulders to judge the oncoming traffic in the other on ramp due to the concrete construction barriers.
Have a great day!
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