A relatively short, but normally busy, section of a major west-end commuter route will be closed to vehicles in both directions this weekend, the City of Ottawa says.
The full shutdown of Baseline Road between Woodroffe Avenue and Constellation Drive in the Centrepointe area, from Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m., is linked to the rehabilitation of a bridge crossing the Transitway as part of the Stage 2 LRT project, the city said in an online post and media release.
Detours will be in place.
Vehicles heading eastbound on Baseline Road will be detoured north on Greenbank Road/Pinecrest Road to Richmond Road, then eastbound on Richmond Road and onto Carling Avenue before turning south on Woodroffe Avenue to reconnect with Baseline.
Vehicles travelling westbound on Baseline will be detoured north on Woodroffe Avenue, then west onto Carling Avenue and Richmond Road before going south on Pinecrest Road/Greenbank Road to reconnect with Baseline.
The notice from the City of Ottawa said there would also be impacts to the Pinecrest Creek multi-use pathway north of Baseline Road. The pathway west of the Transitway will be closed, but the pathway on the east side will remain open, including access from Woodroffe Avenue.
Pedestrians and cyclists traveling east on Baseline will be detoured onto the pathway south of Baseline, then to Navaho Drive. They will then travel on the north side of Navaho to Woodroffe Avenue and back to Baseline using the west side of Woodroffe. Pedestrians and cyclists travelling west on Baseline will use the same route in reverse.
The city’s notice added that the work schedule would be subject to change in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.