Demolition of Highway 174 Montreal Road Bridges
Over the past year, residents in Ottawa’s east end have seen a great deal of transformation between Blair Road and Trim Road as part of the Stage 2 LRT O-Train East Extension.
The main objective in 2020 has been relocating infrastructure in the Highway 174 corridor to set the stage for track and station construction in the median. Crews have been busy relocating highway lanes and access ramps. Early relocation efforts have allowed for construction to begin on permanent structures. Columns are being built at the East Flyover and two new bridges have been constructed at the Highway 174 Montreal Road interchange following the relocation of seven highway ramps.
Montreal Road Station
The platform of Montreal Road Station will be in the median of Highway 174, above Montreal Road where the bridges that were demolished were located. The platform spans above Montreal Road with bus stops located on both sides of Montreal Road beneath the station.
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O-Train East Extension
- The Stage 2 O-Train East extension will see LRT continue from Blair Road to Trim Road, adding 12.5 kilometres of rail and 5 new stations to the O-Train network at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc, Convent Glen, Place d’Orleans, and Trim Road.
- The O-Train East extension will travel predominantly within the median of Highway 174 between Blair Road and Trim Road.
- In order to facilitate the future east extension, the eastbound 174 lanes will be shifted south to create enough space within the centre median to allow work on the guideway to begin, away from active traffic lanes.
- New connections to light rail transit for the communities of Orléans, Blackburn Hamlet and Beacon Hill, will bring 95 per cent area residents within five kilometres of rail.
- Further improves transit service to major centres of employment, shopping and education such as St. Joseph Boulevard, Orléans Town Centre, Canotek Park, La Cité, Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre, Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex.