Some big construction projects will be hitting Ottawa as part of the $375 million in infrastructure funding announced last week.

Elected officials made the rounds yesterday to announce details of three projects in southwest Ottawa, starting with a $52.6-million investment to extend the southwest Transitway.

“This Transitway will allow speedy travel from the Barrhaven Town Centre into the city and take bus traffic off the road,” said Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre. “It is a massive win for both commuters and motorists.”

In preparation for a southern Rideau River crossing, $34.8 million is being invested to expand the Earl Armstrong Road and begin construction on the Strandherd Bridge.

“The Earl Armstrong Road widening project is an important piece of the Strandherd Armstrong Bridge Corridor,” said Coun. Steve Desroches.

In Greely, residents got the scoop on a $1.2 million, 3,000-square-foot new Ottawa Public Library Branch to replace the current 861-square-foot building.

“The 20-year wait for a new library in Greely is now over,” said Coun. Doug Thompson. “Within a few months, over 7,000 residents from the Village of Greely and surrounding areas will have access to a modern, full-sized library. This an absolutely remarkable story.”

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