The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is in the process of conducting a Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the proposed permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp (WP 4255-15-01) (on-ramp from Carling Avenue Westbound to Highway 417 Eastbound), in the City of Ottawa.
The planned widening of Highway 417 between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive will result in operational and safety issues due to the introduction of a significantly substandard merge condition for the existing Highway 417 Carling Avenue W-E On-Ramp (on-ramp from Carling Avenue Eastbound to Highway 417 Eastbound). The permanent closure of the E-E On-Ramp is proposed as a means to accommodate the planned widening of Highway 417 and provide a standard-length merge lane for the high volume W-E On-Ramp, while maintaining access to Highway 417 Eastbound within the Carling Avenue interchange.
The Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp is a low volume on-ramp which carries one lane of traffic onto Highway 417 Eastbound. The project involves the following components:
- Proposed permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E On-Ramp;
- Maintaining access to Highway 417 Eastbound using the existing W-E On-Ramp; and
- Construction of related works, including retaining walls, illumination modifications / ATMS, and landscaping.
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