Permanent closure of a section of the Transitway in western Ottawa for the LRT

It’s the end of the road for a section of the Transitway in Ottawa’s west end this weekend, as dedicated transit lanes close to make way for Stage 2 of the light rail project .

The City of Ottawa says the Transitway will be permanently closed between Pinecrest and Bayshore stations on Sunday for construction of the O-Train Stage 2 extension to Moodie Drive.

“To me, that’s exciting,” said Transit Commission Chairman Allan Hubley. “Because it means the LRT is much closer to Kanata.”

The Finance and Economic Development Committee will receive an update on the construction of the SLR project next Friday.

“Thanks to COVID, the consortium working on the east-west line has been very successful in meeting its schedule,” Hubley said.

Transit riders look forward to the day when the train will replace the bus along the Transitway.

“I’ll be happy when she gets to Kanata,” Michelle McLeod said.

“I hope they will do Park and Rides to accommodate the number of cars and the number of people who need to go downtown, then people will be happier to go downtown and go back to work. , I think.”

Bayshore and Pinecrest stations will remain open to buses; however, there will be changes to the routes.


  • All bus routes will be diverted to travel along the highway. 417 from Pinecrest Road to Bayshore Drive. Routes that currently serve Pinecrest and Bayshore stations will continue to serve the stations.
  • OC Transpo says when freeway. The 417 westbound exit ramp in Pinecrest will reopen on May 8, westbound routes 63, 64, 66, 67, 406, 454 and westbound Connexion routes will serve Pinecrest Station.


OC Transpo says eastbound routes will be diverted in one of two patterns

  • Routes 61, 62, 303 and 660 will maintain direct connections to Bayshore and Pinecrest stations, traveling on the highway. 417 between Holly Acres Road and Greenbank Road.
  • Routes 63, 64, 66, 67 and eastbound Connexion routes will bypass Pinecrest and Bayshore stations and instead serve bus stops on Holly Acres Road and the eastbound on-ramp from Highway 417 at Greenbank Road respectively.

As part of Stage 2 of the LRT expansion, the O-Train will run to Moodie Drive using a section of the Transitway on the north side of the highway. 417.

The $4.6 billion Stage 2 construction project will see the Confederation Line extended to Tenth Line Road on the east end and Moodie Drive and Algonquin College on the west end. The Trillium Line will be built from Bayview Station to Riverside South.