Woodroffe Avenue re-opens after summer construction
Published Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:43AM EST
A major west Ottawa road is open again after a construction project lasting all summer.
Woodroffe Avenue between Baseline Road and Highway 417 was re-opened Sunday after a sewer and watermain replacement process which closed the road in June.
“All lanes are now open in both directions to vehicles, transit, cyclists and pedestrians,” said councillor Marianne Wilkinson in a news release.
“The renewal of Woodroffe (Avenue) restores a major artery that is used by 40,000 motorists daily.”
“Replacing a 55-year-old, undersized water and sewer main provides area residents with up-to- date services, roadways, curbs, catch basins and concrete sidewalks which will have lasting benefits for the community,” said councillor Rick Chiarelli.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said the $8 million project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.
“It’s also one of the first Ottawa on the Move projects which has advanced $340 million in capital projects from 2012 to 2014 to keep our community and economy moving forward,” Watson said.
“These strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects will help to build a better city and create jobs.”
The southbound Woodroffe Avenue off-ramps from Highway 417 have also re-opened.
OC Transpo’s 400-series buses will go back to their regular routes down Woodroffe Avenue on Tuesday, with the 87 bus staying on its current route until the winter schedule change on Dec. 23.