City of Ottawa

Reconstruction of Albert, Queen, Slater and Bronson

Illustration of the project limits along Albert, Slater, Queen, Bay and Bronson

The City of Ottawa is rehabilitating portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue.

The project will replace portions of the existing sewers, roads and watermains. It will also reconstruct the street right-of-way, following the
Complete Streets framework in which physical elements will be incorporated into the design, where feasible, to offer safety, comfort and mobility for all road users.

For more information about the project, visit

Project update

Starting March 27, 2023, traffic impacts will begin on Albert and Slater streets between Empress and Bay and remain until the end of the 2023 construction season.

Albert and Slater streets will be reduced to a single lane between Empress Avenue and Bay Street. Between Bronson Avenue and Bay Street, sidewalks will be closed one at a time and localized detours will be in place. Sidewalks and the multi-use pathway on Albert Street, between Empress Avenue and Commissioner Street, will be fully closed and pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured via a dedicated multi-use pathway which will use the former Slater Street alignment, between Empress and Bronson.

Bronson Avenue lane reductions remain in place.

Please see the February update on the project webpage for further information related to construction impacts.

Transit impacts

Transit stops on Albert and Slater streets may be temporarily relocated for user safety. Stops will remain accessible and as close to their current location as possible. Please visit for updates.
Photo 1: Watermain installation on Bronson Avenue between Slater and Laurier, looking south (March 2023)
Photo 2: Closer look at the watermain installation on Bronson Avenue (March 2023)


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require a disability-related accommodation, please contact the project team listed below. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.


The City of Ottawa, in its commitment to protecting people and the community, continues to work closely with the industry and to comply with recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Mobility & you

Stay informed about capital construction. Check out the City’s interactive traffic map and traffic report or call 3-1-1 for updates about when and where construction is happening.

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1.

For further information about this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager or email

More information about the project can be found at

City Project Manager
Patrick Duquette, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 16038

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