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

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. 

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments