Main Street closed from Hawthorne to Lees starting Monday

Ottawa – Starting Monday, July 25, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and transit between Hawthorne Avenue and Lees Avenue. This closure is required to accommodate the building of concrete crosswalks and will last until Friday, August 5.

 A signed detour will be in place throughout the construction period. Motorists are advised to follow all signage directed at them. The recommended detour is via Greenfield Avenue and Lees Avenue.  Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout the construction period.

 This closure will affect bus routes 5, 6, 16 and 16x. For more details and to plan your route, please visit

 The Main Street Renewal Project is part of Ottawa on the Move, which is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.