Airport Parkway (Ottawa)

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Airport Parkway (Ottawa Route 79) is an expressway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It runs from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to an interchange with Heron Road where it turns into Bronson Avenue.[1][2]

Route description[edit]

Airport Parkway is a two-lane expressway for most of its length, and is home to one of Ontario's only two single-point urban interchanges at its Hunt Club Road exit. The speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph) for its entire length.

History[edit]

Until 1997, Airport Parkway was maintained by the federal government of Canada under the jurisdiction of the National Capital Commission.

Future[edit]

The road has had 300 collisions and three fatalities since 2000, making it the focus of future improvements.[3] There has been some discussing in twinning it to a four-lane expressway or freeway, although those discussions have stalled due to local controversy.[4]

Exit list[edit]

The following is a list of exits along Airport Parkway. Some exits on Bronson Avenue are also included.

Airport Parkway Exit list
To Downtown Ottawa
Bronson Avenue continues as undivided 4-lane arterial road to QueenswayOntario 417.png and Downtown Ottawa
Queen Elizabeth Driveway overpass
Becomes six-lane expressway
Rideau Canal bridge
8
Colonel By Drive, Bronson Place
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Campus Avenue/Sunnyside Avenue to Carleton University
At-grade signalized intersection
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Brewer Way, to Brewer Park
At-grade signalized intersection
G. Dunbar Bridge over Rideau River
Becomes Bronson Aveune NB; Becomes Airport Parkway SB
7B
Riverside Drive, Ottawa Route 19
From NB, use Heron Road off-ramp to access Riverside Drive; Becomes four-lane expressway
7A
Heron Road, Ottawa Route 16
Exits only, no entrances; NB ramp also provides access to Riverside Drive; No NB to EB access
O-Train Trillium Line overpass
6
Brookfield Road, Ottawa Route 51
Becomes two-lane expressway
Railway underpass
5
Walkley Road, Ottawa Route 74
NB exit and SB entrance only
Railway underpass
3
Hunt Club Road, Ottawa Route 32
1
Alert Road, Lester Road, Uplands Drive
Taxiway underpass
Becomes four-lane divided road
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Air Cargo Pvt/Airbus Pvt
At-grade signalized intersection
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Exit numbers are approximate kilometre posts; exits on the Airport Parkway aren't numbered.

See also[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Ottawa. "Transportation Master Plan". Archived from the original on 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-25.  See map 6 Urban Road Network, accessed 25 November 2006
  2. ^ Google Maps. "Airport Parkway, Ottawa route". Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  3. ^ "How safe is Airport Parkway?". CBC News Canada. 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Ottawa South Community Association (March 1998). "OSCA President's Report". Light-Rail and the Airport Parkway. Retrieved 2006-11-25.