Downtown traffic disruptions expected Thursday afternoon

Posted On Wednesday May 11, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 11, 2022        4:25 p.m. 

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise commuters to expect traffic disruptions tomorrow afternoon, May 12th, in the Downtown core as a pedestrian-based demonstration is expected to take place starting on Parliament Hill early afternoon. 

Demonstrators will begin their march at Parliament Hill at approximately 1:30 p.m. and continue throughout the Downtown core until 3 p.m. with a return to Parliament Hill. As such, Ottawa Police officers will be effecting rolling road closures and ensuring public safety starting at 1 p.m.

Commuters may consider using alternate routes for their afternoon drive home.

Reminder: there is a vehicle-exclusion zone in effect on Wellington Street between Bank Street and Elgin Street southbound.

You can find out more about demonstrators’ rights and responsibilities online

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