Open House April 26 – Rideau Street Renewal Project impacts Overbrook

See attached City of Ottawa Notice – and upcoming Public Open House (Thursday 26 April 2012 6:00-8:30PM) – Le Patro Community Centre (40 Cobourg St).

This project happens outside of Overbrook but will have LARGE impacts on Overbrook during the Summer/Fall/Winter of 2012 & 2013 (basically from June-December). Stretches of Rideau St from Cummings Bridge to Dalhousie will be dug up (a la Bank St in the Glebe from last 2 years!).  This will prevent/restrict bus and car trips along Rideau into downtown.

There are two phases:

Phase 1 (2012): Closure of Rideau St from Dalhousie to Chapel (i.e. could snake through Sandy Hill into downtown)

Phase 2 (2013): Closure of Rideau St from Chapel to Cummings Bridge (i.e. prevents any bus/vehicle traffic across Cummings Bridge)

The biggest concern to Overbrook is Phase 2 (2013).  This will put a lot of traffic pressure onto the Queensway and also on St Patrick to get from Overbrook into downtown.

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