Ottawa Police ALERT Traffic Disruption Due to Protest for MAY 11, 2017

Downtown traffic disruption expected this afternoon – find alternate route

(Ottawa)The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise commuters to expect traffic disruptions this afternoon in the Downtown core as a demonstration is expected to take place starting on Parliament Hill around 12:00 pm.

The demonstration is expected to continue until approx. 5:30 pm and will include a march Downtown. Protesters will be marching starting at approx. 1:30 pm.

As such, Ottawa Police officers will be closing affected roads and ensuring public safety starting at 1:00 pm, as follows:

*       Wellington Street will be closed between Elgin Street and Bank Street;

*       Metcalfe Street will be closed between Wellington and Queen Streets.

Police will also be doing rolling road closures along the planned route, as follows:

*       Elgin Street

*       Lisgar Avenue

*       Metcalfe Street

*       Laurier Avenue

*       Bank Street

The march is expected to conclude with a return of protestors to Parliament Hill at approx. 3:00pm.

After the march, commuters should continue to expect traffic delays on Wellington Street as protestors will remain on the Hill until approx. 5:30pm and an influx of buses may impede traffic.

Commuters are asked to use alternate routes for their afternoon drive home. 

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