Last year, the City of Ottawa began turning Beechwood Avenue into a complete street, with safer options for all modes of transportation. That transformation is continuing, with construction taking place this summer to reconfigure Beechwood between the Vanier Parkway/Crichton Street and Springfield Road.
Construction is already underway in front of the new building at 19 Beechwood. Minto Homes is conducting this work to restore the sidewalk and improve the public realm with street trees and a raised cycle track, based on plans approved by the City of Ottawa.
You will soon see more construction getting underway to build raised cycling tracks in two other nearby segments of Beechwood Avenue:
- Westbound in the block between Springfield and MacKay
- Eastbound in the middle of the block between the Vanier Parkway and Charlevoix
The project also includes reconfiguration of the traffic lanes and signalization near the Beechwood/St.Patrick/Vanier Parkway/Crichton intersection.
Construction is expected to be substantially completed by the end of August 2017. Some work is anticipated to take place in off-hours, including the evening, in order to minimize the period of disruption.
This reconfiguration is a step towards achieving the goals people expressed during public consultation last year: to create a safer, more thriving main street and an inviting corridor that accommodates all road users. For more information about this project, visit ottawa.ca/beechwoodavenue.