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IPD weekend closures upcoming

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I've received the following notice of three consecutive weekends of southbound Island Park Drive closures between Richmond and Scott associated with the Mailes Avenue re-construction. I know this is an extremely popular cycling route for people going to the Gatineau hills, and am discussing with the City whether this impact can be mitigated.

Construction work for the Mailes Avenue Reconstruction project is progressing. In order to facilitate the Contractor’s installation of the sewers and watermain, within the Mailes Avenue and Island Park Drive intersection, a series of temporary weekend road closures for southbound traffic on Island Park Drive, between Scott Street and Richmond Road is required.

The closure will also allow for the removal of the catch basins on Island Park Drive north of Richmond Road, install new catch basins at Island Park Drive and Mailes Avenue and reinstate roadway to existing conditions. The closure is required to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment, for protection of existing utilities, and for safety of the workers and the public.

Southbound Island Park Drive, between Scott Street and Richmond Road, will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Access for local residents will be maintained via northbound Island Park Drive.

The southbound road closures are scheduled to take place on three weekends this summer:

  • 7 pm Friday July 19 to 10 pm Sunday July 21
  • 7 pm Friday July 26 to 10 pm Sunday July 28
  • 7 pm Friday August 9 to 10 pm Sunday August 11

Signed detours for vehicles and bicyclists will be in place during the duration of the closure. A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians will be maintained through and/or around the construction site. During the weekend closures, northbound traffic on Island Park Drive will be maintained. Southbound traffic on Island Park Drive will be detoured at Scott Street.

Posted July 9, 2019