The Queensway remained closed between Carling and Bronson avenues Monday morning as crews finish paving the new bridges over the CPR and O-Train Trillium Line that were installed in a weekend.
The closure started Thursday evening and was supposed to wrap up at 6 a.m. Monday.
City hall was told that the new bridges are in place but there were “unforseen challenges” over the weekend and that the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s contractor is “working hard” to get it done.
The Ottawa Paramedic Service warned that it affects access to the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in case of emergency.
There’s a livestream to watch the project unfold from a birds-eye view.
The new single-span bridges are shorter to give the City of Ottawa room to for the O-Train track, a future twinned railway track, the existing Trillium multi-use pathway on the east side of the tracks and potential for a future MUP on the west side.