Community Celebrates Completion of $35 Million Earl Armstrong Road Widening Project


December 15, 2011 – Nepean-Carleton M.P. Pierre Poilievre, Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester – South-Nepean Councillor Steve Desroches, were pleased to celebrate the completion of the $35 Million Earl Armstrong Road Widening Project from Limebank Road to River Road.


“The widening of Earl Armstrong Road is an important project for the people of Riverside South because it will ensure smooth traffic flow upon the opening of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge next year,” said Poilievre.


These significant investments were critical to accommodate the current and future growth in South Ottawa.


“Our infrastructure investments help our economy become more productive and create good jobs for Ontarians. Improvements to Earl Armstrong Road will help keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently,” said Bob Chiarelli, M.P.P. for Ottawa West-Nepean and Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation.


Riverside South is one of the fastest growing communities in the City of Ottawa and this project helps alleviate some of the traffic pressures in the area and helps improve overall transportation in the community including cycling.


“I am pleased this important infrastructure project is completed to meet the demands of our growing population and I am proud of the improvements this project brings to the South Ottawa community,” said Mayor Jim Watson.


The road widening project was also an important piece to the construction of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge, as Earl Armstrong Road is the main roadway connection on the east side of the new bridge.


“The completion of Earl Armstrong Road was a vital part of the infrastructure that is needed to support the continued construction of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge. These projects are a priority for the City of Ottawa, since it will greatly improve residents’ ability to travel to and from the communities of Riverside South, Barrhaven, and the surrounding area,” said Councillor Desroches.


The project was cost-shared equally by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa, under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.





[photo attached]: Councillor Steve Desroches, MP Pierre Poilievre & Mayor Jim Watson make a presentation to Marcel Moncion, owner of Moncion’s Grocer.