Road Closures

**All upcoming 2020 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend information TBD.

We do our best to minimize inconvenience due to road closures for the 2019 Race Weekend events. We appreciate your patience and hope you will come out to cheer on the runners!

Information below is subject to change.

FULL WEEKEND CLOSURE 2019

Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Somerset 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 24 to 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, May 26 inclusive includes Laurier Avenue east off ramp and controlled exit and access to National Arts Centre (specific exit and entrance requirements to and from Lawrence Frieman Drive post performance and delivery via the Laurier Avenue off ramp have been negotiated between ORW and the National Arts Centre).

SATURDAY, MAY 25th 2019

See road closures on an interactive map.

  • Laurier Avenue between Metcalfe and Nicholas — 1:00–9:00 pm
  • Elgin Street between Catherine and QED — 3:30–8:45 pm
  • Lisgar Street between Cartier and Elgin — 2:00–4:30 pm
  • Cartier Street between Lisgar and Argyle – 2:30–3:30 pm
  • Elgin Street southbound between Wellington and Laurier — 2:00–5:00 pm
  • Elgin Street northbound, between Laurier and Wellington — 3:30–4:30 pm
  • Queen Street between Elgin and O’Connor — 3:30–4:30 pm
  • Metcalfe Street between Wellington and Albert — 3:30–4:35 pm
  • O’Connor Street between Albert and Wellington — 3:30–4:30pm
  • Wellington between Bank and Colonel By Drive eastbound — 3:30–5:00 pm
  • Lakeside — 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Bronson southbound between Lakeside and Col. By — 6:00–8:00 pm (lane reductions)
  • Colonel By Drive between Daly and Hawthorne — 3:00–8:00 pm
  • Colonel By Drive between Hawthorne and Bronson — 3:00–8:30 pm
  • Hawthorne between Colonel By drive and Main — 3:00–8:30 pm
  • Pretoria Bridge — 3:30–8:45 pm
  • Argyle between and Elgin and Cartier— 6:30–8:45 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Somerset and Elgin — 2:00–9:00 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Elgin and Preston — 3:00–8:30 pm

SUNDAY, MAY 26th 2019

See road closures on an interactive map.

  • Laurier Avenue between Elgin and Metcalfe – 5:00–8:00 am
  • Laurier Avenue between Nicholas and Elgin – 5:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Preston and Elgin – 6:00-10:45 am
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Lawrence Frieman & Laurier – 5:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Elgin and Somerset W. – 6:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Lisgar Street between Cartier & Elgin – 6:00–9:45 am
  • Cartier Street between Lisgar and Cooper– 7:00–9:45 a.m.
  • Cartier Street between Somerset and Argyle – 7:45–9:45 a.m.
  • Wellington Street eastbound between Elgin and Col. By – 6:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Rideau westbound between Sussex and Mackenzie – 7:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Preston between Q.E. Driveway & Carling – 6:30–10:45 am (northbound lanes)
  • Carling westbound between Preston & Sherwood – 6:45–11:00 am
  • Carling eastbound at Preston – 6:45–11:00 am
  • Sherwood Drive between Carling and Fairmont – 6:15–11:15 am
  • Fairmont Avenue between Sherwood and Wellington – 6:15–11:30 am
  • Wellington St. between Fairmont and Island Park Drive – 6:15–11:45 am
  • Richmond Road between Island Park and McRae– 6:15–9:30 am
  • McRae between Richmond and Scott – 6:15–9:30 am
  • Sir Frederic Banting and Colombine – 6:30 am–12:00 pm
  • Scott eastbound between Churchill and Carleton– 6:15–10:00 am
  • Scott westbound between Carleton and Holland – 6:15 am–12:00 pm
  • Carleton between Scott and Richmond – 8:15–11:45 am
  • Sir John A Macdonald Parkway between Booth and Island Park – 6:15 am–12:15 pm
  • Portage Bridge – one lane southbound – 6:45 am–12:45 pm
  • Eddy Street between Booth and Wright – 7:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Laurier Street eastbound between Portage Bridge and Eddy – 7:00–11:30 am
  • Alexandre-Taché between Eddy and Montcalm – 7:00 am–12:45 pm
  • Alexandre-Taché between Montcalm and Scott – 7:00–10:45 am
  • Scott between Alexandre-Taché and Graham – 7:00–11:00 am
  • Lac des Fées between Graham and St. Jean Bosco – 7:00–11:00 am
  • St Jean Bosco between Lac des Fées and Lois – 7:00–11:15 am
  • Lois between St. Jean Bosco and Montcalm – 7:00–11:30 am
  • Montcalm southbound lanes between St. Joseph and Papineau – 7:00–11:30 am
  • Montcalm between Papineau and Wellington – 7:00–11:30 am
  • Montcalm between Wellington and Taché – 7:00 am–12:45 pm
  • Wellington between Montcalm and Eddy – 7:00 am–12:45 pm
  • Promenade du Portage between Eddy and Hôtel de Ville – 7:00 am–12:45 pm
  • Hôtel de Ville between Promenade du Portage and Laurier – 7:00 am–12:45 pm
  • Laurier between Hotel de Ville and des Allumettières – 7:00 am–1:15 pm
  • Alexandra Bridge – 6:45 am–1:30 pm
  • St Patrick between Parent and Sussex – 6:00 am–1:30pm
  • Sussex Drive between Rideau and George Étienne Cartier Parkway – 6:00 am–1:45 pm
  • George Étienne Cartier Parkway between Princess and Aviation Parkway – 6:45 am–1:30 pm
  • Buena Vista between Georges Etienne Cartier Parkway and Lisgar Road – 6:45 am–1:30 pm
  • Lisgar Road between Buena Vista and Georges Etienne Cartier Parkway – 6:45 am–12:15 pm
  • Birch between Georges Étienne Cartier Parkway and Hemlock – 6:45 am–12:45 pm
  • Hemlock westbound between St Laurent and Lansdowne – 6:45 am–1:00 pm
  • Beechwood westbound between Lansdowne and Acacia – 6:45 am–1:00 pm
  • Beechwood one lane westbound between Acacia and Crichton – 6:45 am–1:15 pm
  • Crichton northbound between Beechwood and Dufferin – 6:45 am–1:15 pm
  • Dufferin between Stanley and Crichton – 6:45 am–1:15 pm
  • Stanley between Dufferin and Sussex – 6:45 am–1:30 pm
  • Colonel By Drive from Rideau to Hawthorne Ave. – 6:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Pretoria Bridge – 6:30 am–2:00 pm

FULL WEEKEND CLOSURE 2019

Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Somerset

8:00am. Friday, May 24 to 6:00pm.to Sunday, May 26 inclusive includes Laurier Avenue east off ramp and controlled exit and access to National Arts Centre (specific exit and entrance requirements to and from Lawrence Frieman Drive post performance and delivery via the Laurier Avenue off ramp have been negotiated between ORW and the National Arts Centre).