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.