Notice – Start of Construction on Beckwith Street

Ottawa Greenbelt Construction (known as R.W. Tomlinson) will begin work on the lower portion of Beckwith Street — between Chambers and Main Street – beginning as early as October 7. The work taking place in 2019 will be focused on the installation of new water and sewer mains in the east side of the street. Constructions crews will begin mobilization efforts by issuing notices, assembling and distributing traffic controls, fencing and signs, and putting in place the detour. Once the detour is in place, Beckwith Street will be open for southbound traffic through the single block of the construction zone. All other northbound traffic flowing across the bridge will be detoured onto Chambers Street and ultimately to Elmsley Street. Additional detours will be in place for Jasper Avenue, Old Slys Road and Queen Street to accommodate large thru commercial truck traffic heading northbound. Detour maps will be made available prior to the start of construction. Please visit: for more information, or contact: