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Closure of NCC streets to provide physical distancing to continue until Labour Day
Queen Elizabeth Driveway is closed to traffic from Laurier Avenue to Fifth Avenue (Josh Pringle/CTV News Ottawa)
OTTAWA -- The National Capital Commission (NCC) says its pilot project to provide physical distancing space on some city streets during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue late into the summer.
The NCC says the daily closure of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, and the weekend closures on the Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkways, will continue until September 7.
The Queen Elizabeth Driveway is closed to vehicle traffic every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between Laurier Avenue and Fifth Avenue.
The Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway is closed on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day between Booth Street and Carling Avenue.
The Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway is closed on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day between the Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard.
The NCC says these closures will be in effect on Civic Holiday, Aug. 3, and Labour Day, Sept. 7. The closures will not be in place on Canada Day on the Parkways but will be in place on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway.
The NCC is asking anyone who has taken advantage of the street closures to fill out a survey on their website.
The Gatineau Parkway, Champlain Parkway and Fortune Lake Parkway will also remain closed to vehicle traffic Monday to Saturday, and Sunday morning, until Labour Day.