Highway 417 CPR / O-Train Bridge Replacement
In 2018, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed the Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the replacement of the Highway 417 bridges over the CPR/O-Train corridor (GWP 4245-05-00), in the City of Ottawa.
The project involved the following components:
The replacement bridges are single-span bridges that are shorter in length than the existing structures. The replacement bridges will provide the City of Ottawa with enough space to accommodate the existing O-Train track, a future twinned railway track, the existing Trillium multi-use pathway on the east side of the rail corridor, as well as not preclude a potential future multi-use pathway on the west side.
Construction is currently underway. Traffic management and pedestrian/cyclist detours for construction staging has been coordinated with the City of Ottawa and O-Train/OC Transpo.
MTO Class EA Process
The project followed the approved environmental planning process for Group “B” undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the study.