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Reminder: road work and installation of a bike path on rue laurier
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Reminder: road work and installation of a bike path on rue laurier

Gatineau, October 11, 2016. – Ville de Gatineau will be installing a bike path and doing road work on rue Laurier. The work will begin October 12. Traffic delays are likely on rue Laurier between des Allumettières and rue Dussault, and around the Alexandra Bridge. This work is part of the revitalization of downtown Gatineau. It was approved by the Municipal Council as part of the 2016 three-year capital assets plan.

Quick facts

Nature of the work

Road work on rue Laurier will begin in October 12 and last approximately six weeks. The exact dates will be released as soon as the contractor's timelines have been confirmed.
The work will take place on rue Laurier, between des Allumettières and rue Dussault.
There will be an impact on traffic, especially at the entrance to the Alexandra Bridge, at the intersection of rue Laurier and boulevard des Allumettières.
The purpose of this work is to:

replace or relocate traffic lights
- Laurier-Allumettières intersection
- Laurier-Sacré-Coeur intersection

reconfigure the road between des Allumettières and Sacré-Coeur
- one lane in each direction
- off-road single direction bike paths

reconfigure the road between boulevard Sacré-Coeur and rue Dussault
- add bike lanes on the road

work on the water supply system
- replace valves
- decommission a valve chamber

Traffic management

For the duration of the work, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., it is possible traffic will move in alternate directions on rue Laurier. There will be temporary signs and flaggers to ensure traffic safety and flow.
Traffic lights will be out of service for a few weeks at the Laurier-Allumettières intersection while the traffic lights are changed. Exact dates and details of traffic tie-ups will be released at a later date.
Access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times. Residents will also have access to their residence at any time.
Every effort will be made to limit the impact on traffic on both sides of the river.
Work currently underway on the Alexandra Bridge and has resulted in the closure of the north lane while work is being done. Work is being done by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The bridge is down to one lane, with the direction of traffic depending on the time of day:
- from 7 to 2 p.m.: Ottawa-bound
- from 2 to 7 p.m.: Gatineau-bound
Gatineau is working with the City of Ottawa, the Société de transport de l'Outaouais, emergency services and Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Please note bus routes may change. Consult or for details.


The total budget for the work is in the order of $2.2 M.
This work will make the downtown more attractive and at the same time make active transportation safer and more popular.
This bike lane project is part of the special planning program for the downtown and the green transportation plan.
It should be noted that Jacques-Cartier Park will be hosting activities for Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations in the summer of 2017. This will result in a temporary closure of the current bike path through the park. The new bike path, extending over approximately 930 metres, will provide the north-south link.
The downtown's revitalization is a priority for the Municipal Council.
Work on city roads may take longer due to poor weather.
Gatineau thanks the public for its usual cooperation.
For additional information: or 311.


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Map of the streets affected by the work

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Ville de Gatineau
Jean Boileau, ARP, FSCRP
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau

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