Prince of Wales Drive
Prince of Wales Drive is a road serving Ottawa, named after the eponymous road in Battersea, London, U. K; the northern section is a low-speed street running along the west bank of the Rideau River, while southern portions of the road were Highway 16. Prince of Wales Drive is the continuation of Queen Elizabeth Drive beyond Preston Street, it runs through the Central Experimental Farm before reaching a roundabout. The speed limit is 50 km/h down to Fisher Avenue. There is a major intersection with Hunt Club Road, where several commuters from south Nepean use the bridge to cross the Rideau River. Prince of Wales Drive follows the Rideau River past Manotick. South of the intersection with Jockvale Road, the road diverts from the river and heads in a southwesterly direction toward North Gower, where it terminates at 4th Line Road. Prior to the construction of Highway 416, the stretch of Highway 16 that included Prince of Wales continued south to the Canada–US border into Saint Lawrence County, New York In May 2007, the City approved the start of an environmental assessment study in regards of the future widening of the road from Fisher Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue from two to four lanes in accommodation to future expansion in Barrhaven and Riverside South.
Preston Street Baseline Road & Heron Road Meadowlands Drive & Hog's Back Road Hunt Club Road Fallowfield Road Merivale Road Strandherd Drive Longfields Drive Bankfield Road 4th Line Road City of Ottawa page on future widening of Prince of Wales Drive City Report Template on future widening project Battle to widen Prince of Wales heats up
Albert Street (Ottawa)
Albert Street is one of the main east-west roads in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Albert is one way going west, it carries the westbound portion of the transitway through downtown, with Slater Street just to the south carrying the eastbound portion. It was planned that O-Train would have been extended to downtown running westbound along Albert. Albert Street begins at Elgin Street, where traffic coming off the Mackenzie King Bridge is divided between Albert and Slater; this is just east of the National Arts Centre. In downtown Albert is lined by government office towers and other facilities such as Constitution Square, but the area become more residential; this area is home to the former Ottawa Technical High School. At Bronson Avenue Albert turns to the south; the Transitway separates from Slater Street merges into it at the bottom of this hill. Until 2006, Albert Street ended just west of Booth Street, where it merged imperceptibly with a rump section of Wellington Street, but with Wellington rerouted past the Canadian War Museum, Albert now continues until past the Bayview O-Train Station, where it becomes Scott Street
Woodroffe Avenue is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Canada's west end. It runs south from the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway through Baseline Road and Barrhaven to just short of Prince of Wales Drive near Manotick; the road runs through the heart of Nepean in Ottawa's west end. A satellite Via Rail station is located at the intersection of Fallowfield Road; the northern part of the road, from the Ottawa River to Carling Avenue contains a mix of homes and a number of public institutions. This includes Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church, Woodroffe Avenue United Church, Woodroffe Avenue Public School, the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Near Carling Avenue, Woodroffe runs along the western edge of the Carlingwood Mall. South of Carling Avenue the avenue is busier around the intersection with the Queensway; this portion of the road is home to D. Roy Kennedy Public School. At Baseline Road the road runs past Algonquin College and the College Square shopping plaza and the closed Confederation High School.
Just to the west is Ben Franklin Place, in the heart of the community of Centrepointe, the Baseline Station transit complex. South of Meadowlands Drive, Woodroffe Avenue passes through suburban residential areas and south of Hunt Club Road it passes through the Greenbelt; the most notable site in this area is the large Nepean Sportsplex. After passing through a portion of the Greenbelt, Woodroffe Avenue runs through Barrhaven, serving as the main street of that bedroom community. South of Barrhaven it again goes through some semi-rural areas, before ending just short of Prince of Wales Drive near the Rideau River. Woodroffe Avenue has a few unusual features. First, it changes alignment at Carling Avenue, requiring a couple of turns. Second, the middle section south of Baseline Road includes dedicated bus lanes as it incorporates the Southwest Transitway. South of Hunt Club Road, it was quite narrow and congested as it was a two-lane rural road heading towards Barrhaven. However, the road was widened to four lanes to improve traffic flow between Hunt Club Road and Fallowfield Road.
A new section of the Transitway was built alongside this road. The geometrics and design of Woodroffe Avenue change from section to section; the northernmost section north of Carling is a two-lane minor arterial road, which becomes a four-lane principal arterial road south of Carling Avenue as far as Baseline Road. These sections have a speed limit of 50 km/h. From Baseline Road to south of Hunt Club Road, Woodroffe Avenue is a four to six-lane principal arterial with a speed limit of 60 km/h. From Hunt Club Road to Strandherd Drive, Woodroffe Avenue is a four-lane arterial road; the speed limit is 80 km/h for the most part, with a short section at 70 km/h. South of Strandherd Drive, it is still a two-lane road with a speed limit of 80 km/h, however it may decrease in the future with the continuous growth of traffic in the area. In 2002, a project was announced to widen Woodroffe Avenue from two to four lanes between Fallowfield Park and Ride and Black Rapids Creek. However, it was discovered that there is a rare underground rock formation that would double the cost of the project.
It was widened as far south as Longfields Avenue. Another section from Longfields to south of Strandherd Road was widened during the summer of 2007 in conjunction with the widening of the latter from Riocan Marketplace to Crestway Avenue. In 2016, Woodroffe Avenue was dead-ended at the south end to remove a dangerous intersection with Prince of Wales Drive. Access to Woodroffe Avenue from the south is now via Strandherd Drive. Woodroffe Avenue Transportation Study Region of Ottawa-Carleton, 2000. Woodroffe Avenue Environmental Study Report Ottawa: Dillon Consulting, 2001. Secondary Plan for the Woodroffe Community of the City of Nepean. Nepean, Ontario Planning and Development Dept, 1981
Montreal Road is a major east-west Ottawa road that links Lowertown to Vanier, eastern neighbourhoods of Ottawa. Until downloading in 1998, it was part of the provincially managed Highway 17B. At its western end, Montreal Road begins at the Cummings Bridge, which spans the Rideau River and is an extension of Rideau Street, it becomes Vanier's main road. East of St. Laurent Boulevard, it becomes a four-lane principal road which divides several neighbourhoods such as Beacon Hill. At Regional Road 174, Montreal Road continues as St. Joseph Boulevard which runs through the older portions of Orléans Village until Trim Road, it continues east of Trim Road under the name Old Montreal Road. This road, known as Queen Street prior to amalgamation in 2001, goes through the old Cumberland Village and ends at Regional Road 174 just past Becketts Creek. Points of interest along this road are: Montfort Hospital National Research Council labs Greens Creek Conservation Area Place d'Orléans Shopping Centre Orléans Town Centre.
There are bus lanes between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard to speed transit service during rush hours. Future plans by the city could include an LRT corridor on this stretch all the way to Blair Road. Montreal Road goes through the following neighbourhoods: Vanier Cardinal Glen Rothwell Heights Beacon HillSt. Joseph Boulevard goes through the following neighbourhoods: Convent Glen Queenswood Fallingbrook On Montreal Road: Vanier Parkway St. Laurent Boulevard Aviation Parkway Blair Road Ogilvie Road Regional Road 174On St. Joseph Boulevard: Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard Orléans Boulevard Tenth Line Road Trim Road
Merivale Road (Ottawa)
Merivale Road is an arterial road in the western part of Ottawa, Canada. It starts at Island Park Drive just north of Highway 417 and continues south until it ends at Prince of Wales Drive in Rideau Glen. South of Clyde Avenue, Merivale is known as Ottawa Road #17, while north of Clyde it is Ottawa Road #63. From Island Park Drive to Carling Avenue the road is as a small collector route, passing the Westgate Shopping Centre. South of Carling Avenue it is a minor arterial road that goes through the Carlington residential neighborhood, it passes just west of the Central Experimental Farm, land owned by the federal Government of Canada. South of Baseline Road, Merivale Road turns and becomes a major arterial route through a commercial district that contains several major malls, dozens of restaurants and radio and former CTV broadcast facilities. During the 1950s through the 1990s prior to the City of Nepean's amalgamation with the city of Ottawa, this area of Merivale Road formed the largest commercial shopping district within the city of Nepean and a major shopping area for the National Capital region.
During the 1950s and 1960s several major department stores, such as Towers, Miracle Mart and Kmart, were located along Merivale Road along with major Canadian grocery chains such as Steinberg's and Dominion. The late 1970s saw the building of Merivale Mall at the intersection of Merivale and Viewmount Drive on the site of a former farm house and farm lands, it was home to a Woolco at the south end of one of its anchor stores. The building of the Meadowlands Mall at the intersection of Merivale Road and Meadowlands Road took place around this time, before it contained large box stores; this area of Merivale Road leads to the City of Nepean's first experiment in promoting industrial development through the creation of industrial parks. The Colonnade Road Industrial Park at the intersection of Merivale and Colonnade lies just to the south of Viewmount Road and is/was the location for branches, production facilities and headquarters of many large high tech companies such as Gandalf Technologies, Mitel as well as OC Transpo's south west garage facilities.
Through the 1980s it was home to Ottawa's largest Flea Market at the time, the Colonnade Flea Market. During the 1990s another major commercial area was developed further south on Merivale road located at the intersection of Hunt Club Road; this was precipitated by the extension of the Hunt Club Road west across the Rideau River creating a new intersection with Merivale Road in what used to be a rural farming field. This area includes various national retailers such as Canadian Tire, Rona and the Brick as well as various restaurant chains such as Boston Pizza and Eastside Mario's, fast food places such as Burger King and A&W, car dealerships, workout gyms and smaller specialty stores. South of Hunt Club Road, Merivale runs through an industrial district with many small businesses which during the 1970s and 1980s was the second location for intense industrial development led by the City of Nepean; this area contains extensive petroleum storage facilities, brownfield sites where such facilities once stood.
South of the intersection of Merivale and Slack Road, Merivale passes the neighbourhoods of Pineglen and Country Place and crosses the greenbelt. South of this Merivale, passes through part of the growing subdivision of Barrhaven. Speed limits vary throughout this long stretch: Between Island Park Drive and the Central Experimental Farm, the speed limit is 50 km/h. Between the Central Experimental Farm and MacFarlane Road in the industrial district the speed limit is 60 km/h. A small section afterwards has a speed limit of 50 km/h while the rest of the road from north of Fallowfield Road to Prince of Wales Drive the speed limit is 80 km/h. Merivale Road is well served by OC Transpo bus service as follows: Route 14 travels between Summerville Avenue and Kirkwood Avenue during Westbound trips, between Caldwell Avenue and Summerville Avenue during Eastbound trips. Route 80 travels between Carling Avenue and Leiken Drive, though some Monday-Friday trips do not travel between MacFarlane Road and Leiken Drive.
Route 81 travels between Caldwell Avenue and Central Park Drive, again between Central Park Drive and Clyde Avenue. Route 83 travels between Woodfield Drive. Route 89 travels between Colonnade Road. Route 96 travels between Viewmount Drive and MacFarlane Road, though some Saturday/Sunday trips do not travel between Hunt Club Road and MacFarlane Road. Route 186 travels between Slack Road during peak hours Monday-Friday only. Route 187 travels between Amberwood Crescent during peak hours Monday-Friday only. Route 199 travels between Hunt Club Road and Leiken Drive during peak hours Monday-Friday only. Carling Avenue Kirkwood Avenue Baseline Road Clyde Avenue Meadowlands Drive Hunt Club Road Fallowfield Road Prince of Wales Drive There are plans to widen this road to four lanes from MacFarlane Road to Fallowfield Road in the future due to the increasing size of Barrhaven
Brookfield Road is a short connecting street in Ottawa, Canada. It runs from Riverside Drive past Brookfield High School to the Airport Parkway, in a separate segment as a local road in a residential area for some distance toward Bank Street; these two segments were continuous prior to the construction of the Airport Parkway, which eradicated a small railway-junction settlement whose traces can still be seen just southeast of the interchange. The main segment of Brookfield is a four-lane undivided minor arterial road, with a speed limit of 50 km/h. Before 1997, the NCC had control over Brookfield Road, as it connected Colonel By Drive to the Airport Parkway. However, it changed jurisdiction when the Airport Parkway was handed to the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, making the NCC parkway link redundant. List of Ottawa, Ontario roads
Bronson Avenue (Ottawa)
Bronson Avenue is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa, Canada. It starts as a continuation of the Airport Parkway, an expressway to the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, it continues past Carleton University, the Glebe, north through Centretown, ends downtown at Sparks Street. Starting as an expressway leading from the Airport Parkway, Bronson becomes a six lane divided principal arterial with little or no direct frontage and a speed limit of 70 km/h. From Colonel By Drive, Bronson Avenue continues as a four-lane undivided principal arterial road through residential and commercial areas with a speed limit of 50 km/h. Upon reaching Albert Street, Bronson ends as a local road for downtown residents. Bronson Avenue is a gateway to the southern neighborhoods of Ottawa and since it is faster to take Bronson Avenue than Bank Street, the street is quite busy at rush hour. Glebe Collegiate Institute and Carleton University border on Bronson Avenue. There has been considerable debate about the nature of the road in the past few years.
Bronson Avenue took its name from Ottawa politician Erskine Henry Bronson. Bronson Avenue is considered a boundary line for several Ottawa neighbourhoods: Centretown Centretown West The Glebe Old Ottawa South Major intersections: Start as a continuation of Airport Parkway - 0.0 km Sunnyside Avenue - 0.9 km Colonel By Drive - 1.3 km Carling Avenue - 2.2 km Highway 417 - 2.6 km Catherine Street - 2.7 km Gladstone Avenue - 3.0 km Somerset Street - 3.4 km Slater Street - 3.9 km Albert Street - 4.0 km Ends at Sparks Street - 4.1 km Bronson Centre Carleton University Google Maps: Bronson Avenue