LRT Phase 2 - Confederation Line East Extension

The Confederation Line East is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s light rail transit system and will see LRT continue from Blair Road to Place d’Orléans and go all the way to Trim Road.

The Confederation Line East Extension project will include 12 kilometres of rail offering stops at five new stations: Montreal Station, Jeanne d’Arc station, Orléans Boulevard, Place d’Orléans, and Trim.

To further explore the Confederation Line East, please use the City of Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT Interactive Map.


LRT Confederation Line East Update January 6, 2020

Early construction activities for Stage 2 LRT along the 174 have been ramping up.

The Confederation Line East Extension project will include 12 kilometres of rail and five new stations. The extension is being proposed in the median along the highway to contain costs, minimize community impacts and land requirements, and provide excellent connectivity to surrounding communities by offering stations that are equidistant to neighbourhoods on either side of the highway.

Last month, another public information session was held by the Stage 2 project team. The information presented during this session is available here.

Highway 174 

Crews are widening the Highway 174 footprint to create enough space within the median for the future O-Train East extension. Eastbound lanes will be shifted south and westbound lanes will be shifted north, including access ramps in certain areas. The existing lane configuration will be maintained (two vehicular lanes and one transit facility) during peak periods with lane closures taking place off-peak.

Upcoming Q1 2020 Activities

  • Montreal Bridge preparatory works:
    • Installing excavation support (retaining structures) at Montreal Road Interchange and drill shaft for abutments.
  • Highway 174 reconfiguration work to continue
  • Watermain replacements at Shefford Road and Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard.

Intermittent lane and ramp closures between Blair and Trim roads are needed to complete this work. Portable variable message signs like the one pictured here are located at key points along the 174 corridor and provide the relevant information of the day. Intermittent lane and ramp closures are subject to change and often decided on the day before or day of.

Intermittent lane reductions will occur weekdays, from 9:30 am to 3 pm, and from 6 pm to 5 am. Intermittent ramp closures will occur weekdays, from 10 pm to 5 am.

Project Information and Updates 

Project information, updates and notices of ongoing work are available on the Stage 2 Project website.

Stay informed of progress by subscribing to Stage 2 LRT project newsletter.

Have a question or want to provide feedback on Stage 2 LRT?  To get in touch with the project team, email [email protected].


LRT Confederation Line East Update November 5, 2019 

Many of you have likely observed crews completing Stage 2 preparatory works along the East Extension corridor, at Ottawa Road 174. Kiewit-Eurovia-Vinci have completed significant geotechnical investigations via borehole drilling. They continue to remove some trees and vegetation (only what is required for construction) on both the north and south sides of OR 174. They have also begun the slight relocation of highway ramps and lanes at the Montreal Road Interchange, most of which will occur during overnight hours as not to impact vehicular traffic during peak hours. These activities are all required to begin station and guideway construction next year. For the time being, such construction activities will be listed at the following page as they get underway:

Additionally, conceptual renderings for new LRT stations are available at this page: by clicking on each station. Please note these renderings do not represent final configuration and design, and updated images are expected at a later time.

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Lynch, Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program at


Background Information

If you’d like to learn more about the Heart of Orléans BIA and how it works, here is our BIA Backgrounder.

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