-- Shorter routes, more seats, service for new communities --
Cumberland City Councillor and OC Transpo Chairman Stephen Blais is proud to announce additional and significant improvements for Orléans public transit users.
“Orléans residents continually take the bus to work more than in any other part of the City,” says Blais. “These changes will make OC Transpo easier and pave the way to LRT more than a decade ahead of the previous plan for Orléans commuters.”
Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce he has successfully secured the funds to install a new Pedestrian Crossover, known as a PXO, where Henn exits onto Colonial.
"We've been working hard to find a solution to the need to cross Colonial to be able to use the sidewalk to walk to school," says Blais. "The new PXO will make it safer for all predestrians, especially children, to cross Colonial."
Construction is complete for the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard, which connects Mer Bleue Road to Navan Road, and the roadway is now open to residents.
In March 2016, work began on the new two-lane roadway, which spans 2.5 kilometres and includes:
New addition opens new possibilities
Cumberland Ward City Councillor Stephen Blais, alongside Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, celebrated the opening of a $5 Million expansion to the François Dupuis Recreation Centre
“I’m really happy to be standing here today to open the FDRC Expansion,” says Blais. “It’s been a project I’ve worked closely on since its inception, and is going to bring tremendous value to an already stellar facility.”