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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is conducting research to help improve Ontario 511 services. We’re interested in hearing about your experiences.
If you are interested in participating in our research, here are some additional details:   
  • This will be a casual one-on-one session, conducted on the phone or online through videoconferencing.   
  • The session will take approximately 60 minutes  
  • We will organize time on weekdays in August and October between 9:00am - 5:00pm  
  • Participants will receive a $60 electronic gift card (Note: Ontario Public Service employees/contractors are not eligible for compensation)  
  • Participation in the research is completely optional. Completing the Registration Form does not commit you to participation in user-research
Respecting privacy: Any personal information (such as your name) will not be tied to the feedback individuals give during the session. We also anonymize our notes. If there are any concerns on how we handle privacy and data collection, feel free to ask. We take this very seriously.  
If you are interested in participating, fill out this short questionnaire.
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Highway 417 Ramp Closure in Ottawa

Published on : June 25, 2019

Highway 417 Westbound off ramp at Maitland Avenue (Ottawa) will be closed for 1 week from Tuesday, July 2nd to Tuesday, July 9th to facilitate the widening of Highway 417.

Detour for Maitland Avenue via Woodroffe Avenue Exit to Carling Avenue to Maitland Avenue.

Forest Fires

Updated on June 12, 2019

Information about the current forest fire danger, forest fire activity and fire restrictions across the province is available by visiting:

Highway 401 Ramp Closures in Chatham

Updated on: June 12, 2019

Beginning in the morning of Saturday, May 25, 2019 (weather permitting), Highway 401 eastbound on and off ramps at Bloomfield Road will be closed to traffic, with a targeted re-opening date of November 2019. There are advance closure signs in place on Highway 401 eastbound in advance of Queens Line interchange, advising of the closure

Highway 401 Kinston East and West Construction

Updated on: June 12, 2019

Construction season is here! As always, the Ministry of Transportation wants to ensure your commutes and trips on Highway 401 remain safe and efficient while road and bridge work is underway.

Approximately 20 separate projects between Port Hope and the Quebec border, which will require lane reductions and reduced speeds for extended periods are planned for this construction season.

These construction zones are identified in the maps shown below. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and observe all posted signs in construction zones for their safety and the safety of construction workers.

Drivers can expect traffic delays at peak times and are encouraged to plan accordingly.  Those travelling east on Friday afternoons and west on Sunday afternoons can expect to encounter heavy traffic congestion with the potential of significant delays on Highway 401.
Drivers should be on the look-out for Bluetooth Delay Messaging signs. These signs detect Bluetooth signals from passing vehicles and use the information to calculate and display real time travel delay messages on Portable Variable Messaging Signs located along Highway 401. If there is an incident that causes a delay (i.e. construction lane closure, vehicle collision, congestion) the system detects the delay and automatically generates a corresponding delay message(s) upstream from the incident. Please watch for these signs when approaching construction zones and be prepared to stop when the signs indicate a queue is developing.

Highway 401 Kingston East Map

Highway 401 Kingston West Map

Argyle Street Bridge Repair

Updated on: May 15, 2019

Beginning this week, repair work will commence on the Argyle Street Bridge at the Grand River in Caledonia, Ontario. Periodic overnight closures are expected to facilitate repair work.

This project is targeted for completion in August 2019. The work includes the addition of structural steel support beams to three spans of the bridge to ensure the bridge remains safe and reliable for use by local road users.

To facilitate this repair work, there will be periodic overnight full closures of the bridge and a detour route will be in place to accommodate vehicle traffic during these times (see detour map below).

Throughout the duration of this project, pedestrian access to cross the bridge will be maintained. However, potential minor delays are anticipated to accommodate ongoing work.

No trucks permitted on bridge and a maximum weight restriction of 8 tonnes. Minimum lane width of 3.50 metres when bridge is open to vehicle traffic.

All closures are subject to weather conditions. Please continue to check for the latest up-to-date information.

Argyle Street Bridge Detour Route