Portage Bridge in morning rush hour Monday.
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A section of Main Street in Stittsville has finally reopened after a broken water main shut it for a full 24 hours.Main Street between Carp Road and Hazeldean Road in Stittsville was closed early Monday morning due to a broken water main and wasn’t officially opened until 7:50 a.m. Tuesday morning.The Portage Bridge is down to a single lane on Tuesday morning after a collision between a cyclist and vehicle.The remaining lanes were re-opened around 6:50 a.m., and traffic looked to clear around 7:45 a.m.Congestion has built up on Highway 417 Eastbound before the Pinecrest exit.A stalled tractor trailer near the Carling and Kirkwood exit on the westbound 417 has backed traffic up there.Traffic signals are currently not working at the intersection of Strandherd Drive and Cresthaven Drive near Manotick and the duration is unknown, according to the City of Ottawa traffic map.Ongoing construction:Expect intermittent lane closures on Greenbank Road between Fallowfield Road and West Hunt Club Road until the end of October as crews replace asphalt and “improve safety,” the City of Ottawa says. Intermittent lane closures are also in effect on Highway 417 between Moodie Drive and Pinecrest Avenue on weekdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as crews pave and to add noise barriers. There will be intermittent overnight lane closures on Merivale Road between Baseline Road and Meadowlands Drive until Sept. 24 for road rehabilitation. Watch for lane and sidewalk reductions until Aug. 25 so workers can inspect the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. There will be intermittent lane closures during off-peak and overnight hours on Fallowfield Road between Strandherd Road and Larkin Drive until Aug. 30 for road rehabilitation. Greenbank Road will be closed between Half Moon Bay Road and Jockvale Road to renew the Greenbank Road bridge until Aug. 26. Wellington Street is reduced to one lane westbound between Elgin Street and Metcalfe Street for sewer work continuing until Sept. 4. The north sidewalk between Elgin Street and Metcalfe Street will be closed to pedestrians. On Bronson Avenue, both northbound lanes and one southbound lane are closed between Arlington and Chamberlain avenues until the end of August. One southbound lane is open. Northbound traffic, including OC Transpo buses, is detoured. Westbound access to Highway 417 is still via Catherine Street/Raymond Street. Pedestrians can still walk along Bronson but cyclists are detoured northbound via Percy Street to Gladstone Avenue. The Gladstone Avenue crossing at Elgin Street has reopened but the Somerset Street crossing at under-construction Elgin Street remains closed for up to nine weeks for underground utility work and intersection reconstruction. Cooper Street is open to route eastbound traffic and MacLaren Street is open to route westbound traffic across Elgin Street. ALSO IN THE NEWSRed Arrows: Where to see Tuesday’s flybyDon’t turn off that AC quite yet‘Why are people still getting hit?’: Family demands action after cyclist is critically injured