List of numbered roads in Ottawa

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Many roads in the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada are regional roads like most counties and regional municipalities in Southern and Eastern Ontario. The regional road system was created by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC) and managed by the RMOC until 2001. In 2001, when all six cities, four townships, and one village within the former RMOC amalgamated to form the new city of Ottawa, responsibility of the regional road system was transferred to the new city of Ottawa.

In general, even-numbered routes run east-west and odd-numbered routes run north-south. Also, the lowest-numbered routes are generally found in the southern part of the city for even (east-west) numbered routes, and in the western part for odd (north-south) numbered routes. This pattern, however, has many exceptions. As more roads were added to the numbered-road system, the availability of numbers decreased and consequently, the numbering pattern had to be broken.

In smaller communities and rural areas the numbered roads are, for the most part, adequately signed with trapezoid-shaped signs with rounded corners, which are often referred to as “flowerpots” due to the shape of the sign. Older signs installed prior to 2001 have the legend “Ottawa-Carleton” at the top with the route number underneath. Newer signs installed after 2001 use the legend “Ottawa” or simply the “O” portion of the city's wordmark. Most numbered-road signs are not marked with directional tabs indicating the direction of the road (i.e. North, South, East, West), but where these appear, they are always printed in both English and French.

Most numbered roads in the urban areas of Ottawa are not signed with route numbers, despite having official route numbers and being listed on many maps with these numbers. Instead, most urban sections of numbered roads are referred to by their names. Ottawa's city council adopted an updated route-numbering policy in 2005, under which road numbers are no longer posted inside the Greenbelt except for significant roads such as Ottawa Road 174, a former provincial highway, which is now usually known as “The 174”.

During the mass downloading of Ontario’s provincial highways onto regional authorities in 1997 and 1998, the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton was given responsibility over former Highways 16, 31, 44, and the section of 17 east of Highway 417. These former highways became known as Regional Roads (subsequently Ottawa Roads) 73, 31, 49, and 174, respectively.

Ottawa's city council adopted an updated route-numbering policy on 28 September 2005, under which road numbers are no longer posted inside the Greenbelt except for significant roads such as Road 174.[1][2]

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Number Names Western/Southern Terminus Eastern/Northern Terminus Major Communities Notes
2 Donnelly Drive Ottawa/Lanark County Border Ottawa Road 5 (Donnelly Drive [north], Merlyn Wilson Road [south]) Burritts Rapids Continues west as Lanark County Road 2. Erroneous "To Highway 16" trailblazers still posted at eastern terminus. Sparsely signed along entire route.
3 Dwyer Hill Road, Upper Dwyer Hill Road Ottawa Road 2 (Donnelly Drive) Ottawa Road 22 (Galetta Side Road) Burritts Rapids Well signed.
4 Dalmeny Road, Marvelville Road Ottawa Road 19 (River Road) Ottawa Road 41 (Gregoire Road) Well signed.
5 Merlyn Wilson Road, Donnelly Drive, 4th Line Road, Century Road, McBean Street, Perth Street, Huntley Road, Stittsville Main Street, Carp Road, Galetta Side Road, Harbour Road, Fitzroy Road, Canon Smith Road, Aylwin Road Ottawa/Leeds & Grenville County Border (Rideau River) Ottawa Road 7 (Ferry Road) Richmond, North Gower, Stittsville, Carp, Fitzroy Harbour Continues south as Leeds & Grenville County Road 44. Adequately signed.
5A Stittsville Main Street Ottawa Road 5 (Stittsville Main Street) Ottawa Road 36 (Hazeldean Road) Stittsville
6 Roger Stevens Drive, Snake Island Road, Victoria Street Ottawa/Lanark County Border Ottawa Road 41 (Gregoire Road (south), Boundary Road (north)) North Gower, Kars, Metcalfe Continues west as Lanark County Road 4. Popular alternate route to Smiths Falls. Well signed.
6A Cartwright Road Ottawa Road 6 (Victoria Street) Ottawa Road 41 (Boundary Road)
7 Ferry Road Ottawa Road 22 (Galetta Side Road) Toll ferry to Quyon, Quebec
8 Brophy Drive, Bankfield Road, Manotick Main Street, Bridge Street, Mitch Owens Road, Boundary Road, Devine Road, Rockdale Road, Russland Road, Saumure Road Ottawa Road 49 (Eagleson Road) Ottawa/Prescott & Russell County Border Manotick, Greely Heavy traffic for a rural road. Sparsely signed along entire route.
9 Dunrobin Road Ottawa Road 49 (March Road) Ottawa Road 22 (Galetta Side Road) Dunrobin Adequately signed.
10 Franktown Road, Perth Street Ottawa/Lanark County Border Ottawa Road 49 (Eagleson Road) Richmond Continues west as Lanark County Road 10. Popular alternate route to Perth and Kingston due to low traffic volume. Well signed. Ottawa Road 10 originally followed Old Richmond Road and Moodie Drive up to Carling Avenue; most of this segment has been replaced by Ottawa Road 59.
11 Moodie Drive Ottawa Road 8 (Brophy Drive) Ottawa Road 32 (Hunt Club Road) Above-average heavy truck traffic due to dumps and quarries. Well signed with new-style Ottawa signs.
12 Fallowfield Road Ottawa Road 3 (Dwyer Hill Road) Ottawa Road 17 (Merivale Road) Barrhaven Well signed except at Strandherd Road intersection, where Fallowfield Road has a 90-degree turn.
13 Dilworth Road, Rideau Valley Drive South, Roger Stevens Drive, Manotick Main Street, Rideau Valley Drive North, Jockvale Road, Greenbank Road, Pinecrest Road Ottawa Road 5 (4th Line Road) Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Nepean, Barrhaven, Manotick, Kars Adequately signed north of Ottawa Road 12 (Fallowfield Road).
14 Leitrim Road Ottawa Road 19 (River Road) Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road)
15 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa Road 73 (Prince of Wales Drive) Ottawa River Parkway Nepean
16 Holly Acres Road, Richmond Road, Baseline Road, Heron Road Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Ottawa Road 74 (Walkley Road) Nepean, Ottawa Parallels old boundary between Ottawa and Nepean for much of its length.
17 Merivale Road, Clyde Avenue, Maitland Avenue Ottawa Road 73 (Prince of Wales Drive) Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Nepean
17A Clyde Avenue Ottawa Road 17 (Merivale Road) Ottawa Road 16 (Baseline Road) Nepean No longer exists; subsumed by Ottawa Road 17.
18 Corkstown Road Ottawa Road 49 (Eagleson Road) Ottawa Road 59 (Moodie Drive) Nepean Not signed.
19 River Road, Riverside Drive, Vanier Parkway Ottawa/Leeds & Grenville County Border Ottawa Road 44 (Beechwood Avenue) Vanier, Ottawa, Riverside South, Manotick Continues south as Leeds & Grenville County Road 19. Sparsely but adequately signed.
20 Kinburn Side Road Ottawa/Lanark County Border Ottawa Road 9 (Dunrobin Road) Antrim, Kinburn, Woodlawn Continues west as Lanark County Road 20.
21 6th Line Road, Torwood Drive Ottawa Road 109 (Riddell Drive) Ottawa Road 129 (Vances Side Road) Torbolton Probably no longer numbered.
22 Galetta Side Road Ottawa Road 29 Ottawa Road 9 (Dunrobin Road) Galetta, Dirleton
23 Cedarview Road Ottawa Road 12 (Fallowfield Road) Ottawa Road 16 (Baseline Road) Barrhaven Only signed at southern terminus.
24 Lester Road Ottawa Road 25 (Albion Road) Ottawa Road 31 (Bank Street) Gloucester
25 Stagecoach Road, Mitch Owens Road, Albion Road Ottawa/Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County Border Ottawa Road 31 (Bank Street) Gloucester Continues south as Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County Road 1. Poorly signed especially at concurrency with Ottawa Road 8 (Mitch Owens Road).
26 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ramsayville Road, Russell Road Ottawa Road 44 (Hemlock Road) Ottawa/Prescott & Russell County Border Ottawa Continues east as Prescott & Russell County Road 26. Not signed in urban areas of Ottawa.
27 8th Line Road, Anderson Road, Blair Road Ottawa Road 6 (Victoria Street) Dead end Metcalfe Adequately signed south of Innes Road. May no longer be numbered north of Montreal Road.
28 Bearbrook Road, Innes Road, Blackburn By-pass, Navan Road, Colonial Road Ottawa Road 34 (Montreal Road) Ottawa/Prescott & Russell County Border Blackburn Hamlet, Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Navan, Sarsfield Continues on as Prescott & Russell County Road 1 (du Golf Road). Bearbrook Road and Innes Road portions may no longer be numbered. Concurrent with Ottawa Roads 30 and 128.
29 (I) Yorks Corners Road Ottawa Road 4 (Marvelville Road) Ottawa Road 8 (Mitch Owens Road) Kenmore, Edwards Probably no longer numbered.
29 (II) Ottawa/Lanark County Border Ottawa Road 117 (Madawaska Boulevard) Continues south as Lanark County Road 29. Not named. Formerly part of Highway 15 (and before that, 29).
30 Industrial Avenue, Innes Road Ottawa Road 19 (Riverside Drive) Ottawa Road 35 (Dunning Road) Ottawa, Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, Cumberland Originally ran down Cyrville Road.
31 Bank Street Ottawa/Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County Border Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa, Gloucester Continues south as Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County Road 31. Briefly known as Ottawa Road 85. Bank Street north of Heron Road was formerly Ottawa Road 85. Bank Street south of Heron Road was formerly Highway 31.
32 Hunt Club Road, Hawthorne Road Ottawa Road 59 (Old Richmond Road) Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road) Nepean, Gloucester Only signed at western and eastern termini and on Highway 416.
33 Rockdale Road, Frank Kenny Road Ottawa/Prescott & Russell County Border Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) Cumberland Continues south as Prescott & Russell County Road 28 (St-Guillaume Road).
34 Wellington Street, Rideau Street, Montreal Road, St. Joseph Boulevard, Old Montreal Road Ottawa River Parkway Ottawa Road 35 (Dunning Road) Ottawa, Vanier, Gloucester, Orleans, Cumberland Former route of Highway 17, also of Highway 17B west of Ottawa Road 174.
35 Dunning Road, Old Montreal Road, Cameron Street Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road) Ferry to Masson-Angers, Quebec Bearbrook, Leonard, French Hill, Cumberland The ferry connects to Chemin du Quai in Gatineau.
36 Hazeldean Road, Robertson Road, Richmond Road, Wellington Street West, Somerset Street West Highway 7 Ottawa Road 91 (Elgin Street) Stittsville, Kanata, Bells Corners, Nepean, Ottawa Not signed east of Ottawa Road 59 (Moodie Drive). Formerly Highways 7 and 15 approaching Ottawa from the west.
37 Saumure Road Ottawa Road 8 (Saumure Road) [west], Indian Creek Road [east] Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road) Cumberland
38 Carling Avenue Ottawa Road 49 (March Road) Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) Kanata, Nepean, Ottawa Not signed east of Ottawa Road 59 (Moodie Drive). The section from Ottawa Road 36 (Richmond Road) to Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) was Highway 17B prior to 1998.
39 Champlain Street Ottawa Road 34 (St. Joseph Boulevard) Dead end Orleans
40 Slater Street Ottawa Road 34 (Bronson Avenue) Ottawa Road 91 (Elgin Street) One way eastbound.
41 Gregoire Road, Boundary Road, Mer Bleue Road Marionville Road (south section); Ottawa Road 28 (Navan Road) (north section) Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road) (south section); Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) (north section) Named because it marks the boundary between the City of Ottawa and Prescott & Russell County. Two sections, separated by the Mer Bleue Conservation Area.
42 Albert Street Slater Street Ottawa Road 91 (Elgin Street) Ottawa One way westbound.
43 Ramsayville Road Ottawa Road 8 (Mitch Owens Road) Ottawa Road 74 (Walkley Road)
44 St. Patrick Street (westbound) / Murray Street (eastbound), Beechwood Avenue, Hemlock Road Alexandra Bridge Ottawa Road 26 (St. Laurent Boulevard) Ottawa, Vanier, Rockcliffe Park
45 Munster Road Ottawa Road 10 (Franktown Road) Ottawa Road 12 (Fallowfield Road) Munster Well signed.
46 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway Ottawa Road 5 (Carp Road) Ottawa Road 9 (Dunrobin Road) Dunrobin Well signed.
47 Tenth Line Road Ottawa Road 28 (Navan Road) Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard Burromee, Orleans
47A Old Tenth Line Road Ottawa Road 47 (Tenth Line Road) Ottawa Road 34 (St. Joseph Boulevard) Orleans
48 Laurier Avenue, Charlotte Street Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) Ottawa Road 34 (Rideau Street) Ottawa
49 Eagleson Road, March Road Ottawa Road 8 (Brophy Drive) Ottawa/Lanark County Border Richmond, Kanata, South March, Westwood, Carp, Corkery Continues west as Lanark County Road 49. Was Highway 44 prior to April 1, 1997 from then Highway 17 to Ottawa/Lanark County border. Sparsely signed north of Ottawa Road 10 (Perth Street). Classified as a north-south road though much of it runs east-west; March Road intersects Highway 417 at two separate interchanges.
50 Coventry Road, Ogilvie Road Ottawa Road 19 (Vanier Parkway) Ottawa Road 34 (Montreal Road) Ottawa, Gloucester
51 Meadowlands Drive, Hog's Back Road, Brookfield Road Ottawa Road 15 (Woodroffe Avenue) Ottawa Road 79 (Airport Parkway) Nepean, Ottawa An east-west road with an odd number, against the convention.
52 Knoxdale Road Ottawa Road 32 (Hunt Club Road) Ottawa Road 15 (Woodroffe Avenue) Nepean Used to continue west to Old Richmond Road, but Hunt Club Road replaced most of Knoxdale Road. Current segment may no longer be numbered.
53 MacFarlane Road Ottawa Road 17 (Merivale Road) Ottawa Road 73 (Prince of Wales Drive) Nepean No longer reaches Prince of Wales Drive. Probably no longer numbered.
54 Trail Road Ottawa Road 11 (Moodie Drive) Barnsdale Road Nepean
55 Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) Ottawa Road 174 Orleans
56 Orléans Boulevard Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) Ottawa Road 34 (St. Joseph Boulevard) Orleans A mostly north-south road with an even number, against the convention.
57 Trim Road Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) Ottawa Road 174 Orleans
59 Old Richmond Road, Moodie Drive Ottawa Road 12 (Fallowfield Road) Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Richmond, Bells Corners, Fallowfield Well signed.
60 Catherine Street Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) Ottawa Road 91 (Elgin Street) Ottawa One way westbound. The section from Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) to Ottawa Road 87 (O'Connor Street) was Highway 17B prior to 1998.
61 Terry Fox Drive Ottawa Road 36 (Hazeldean Road) Campeau Drive Kanata Not signed.
62 Imperial Avenue, Chamberlain Avenue, Isabella Street Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) Ottawa Road 91 (Elgin Street) Ottawa One way eastbound. The section from Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) to Ottawa Road 83 (Kent Street) was Highway 17B prior to 1998.
63 Merivale Road Ottawa Road 17 (Clyde Avenue) Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Nepean, Ottawa Merivale Road south of Clyde Avenue is part of Ottawa Road 17.
64 Greenfield Avenue, Mann Avenue Ottawa Road 72 (Main Street) Chapel Street Ottawa
65 Churchill Avenue North Ottawa Road 36 (Richmond Road) Scott Street Ottawa
66 Lees Avenue Ottawa Road 72 (Main Street) Chapel Crescent Ottawa
67 Kirkwood Avenue Ottawa Road 63 (Merivale Road) Ottawa Road 36 (Richmond Road) Ottawa
68 North River Road, McArthur Avenue Ottawa Road 34 (Montreal Road) Ottawa Road 26 (St. Laurent Boulevard) Vanier, Ottawa
69 Fisher Avenue, Holland Avenue Ottawa Road 73 (Prince of Wales Drive) Scott Street Nepean, Ottawa Southern half forms part of the old boundary between Nepean and Ottawa.
71 Parkdale Avenue Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Ottawa River Parkway Ottawa
72 Main Street, Smyth Road Colonel By Drive Ottawa Road 26 (St. Laurent Boulevard) Ottawa
73 Prince of Wales Drive, Preston Street Ottawa Road 5 (4th Line Road) Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) North Gower, Manotick Much of this route was Highway 16 (originally the "Prescott Highway") prior to 1998. Overpass at Highway 416 is erroneously signed "Century Road" due to former road configuration. Very poorly signed except at southern terminus.
74 Walkley Road Ottawa Road 19 (Riverside Drive) Ottawa Road 43 (Ramsayville Road) Ottawa
75 Rochester Street Ottawa Road 38 (Carling Avenue) Gladstone Avenue Ottawa
76 Commissioner Street Ottawa Road 36 (Wellington Street) Ottawa Road 79 (Bronson Avenue) Ottawa
77 Booth Street Albert Street Ontario/Quebec Border Ottawa
79 Airport Parkway, Bronson Avenue, Commissioner Street Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Ottawa Road 42 (Albert Street) Airport Parkway is a controlled access Super two freeway that is scheduled to be upgraded to a four lane freeway from Brookfield Road to Ottawa Road 32 (Hunt Club Road). Splits into two one-way streets at the north end. Signed only at major intersections.
80 Bayview Road, Bayswater Avenue Scott Street Ottawa Road 36 (Somerset Street West) Ottawa
81 Lyon Street Ottawa Road 60 (Catherine Street) Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa One way southbound.
83 Kent Street Ottawa Road 62 (Chamberlain Avenue) Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa One way northbound. Formerly Highway 17B.
84 Place d'Orléans Boulevard Ottawa Road 34 (St. Joseph Boulevard) Ottawa Road 34 (St. Joseph Boulevard) Orleans Crescent serving Place d'Orléans.
85 Milton Road Ottawa Road 26 (Russell Road) Ottawa Road 28 (Navan Road) Cumberland The number 85 was formerly used on part of Ottawa Road 31. Some maps mislabel Bank Street as 85.
86 Hope Side Road Ottawa Road 49 (Eagleson Road) Ottawa Road 59 (Old Richmond Road) Adequately signed.
87 O'Connor Street Ottawa Road 62 (Isabella Street) Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa One way southbound. Formerly Highway 17B.
88 Palladium Drive, Huntmar Drive Highway 417 Ottawa Road 61 (Terry Fox Drive) Kanata Western section is a loop.
89 Metcalfe Street Ottawa Road 62 (Isabella Street) Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa One way northbound.
91 Hawthorne Avenue, Elgin Street Ottawa Road 72 (Main Street) Ottawa Road 34 (Wellington Street) Ottawa
93 Colonel By Drive, Sussex Drive, Princess Avenue Daly Avenue Rockcliffe Parkway Ottawa
95 Nicholas Street Mann Avenue Ottawa Road 34 (Rideau Street) Ottawa The section north of Laurier Avenue is one way southbound.
97 Waller Street Mackenzie King Bridge Ottawa Road 34 (Rideau Street) Ottawa
99 Lees Avenue, King Edward Avenue Chapel Crescent Sussex Drive Ottawa
107 Uplands Drive Ottawa Road 79 (Airport Parkway) Ottawa Road 32 (Hunt Club Drive) Gloucester
109 Riddell Drive Ottawa Road 9 (Dunrobin Road) Ottawa Road 21 (6th Line Road) Probably no longer numbered. Not signed.
111 Data Centre Road Ottawa Road 16 (Heron Road) Ottawa Road 19 (Riverside Drive) Ottawa
114 Osgoode Main Street Ottawa Road 19 (River Road) Ottawa Road 25 (Stagecoach Road) Osgoode Well signed.
117 Madawaska Boulevard Highway 17 Ottawa/Arnprior Border Was part of Highway 17 prior to construction of Highway 417 bypass. A section from here south through Antrim almost to Grants Side Road is still officially part of Highway 17. Continues north as Renfrew County Road 1.
125 Conroy Road Ottawa Road 31 (Bank Street) Ottawa Road 74 (Walkley Road) Gloucester, Ottawa
128 Cyrville Road, Innes Road, Blackburn Bypass Ottawa Road 26 (St. Laurent Boulevard) Ottawa Road 30 (Innes Road) Gloucester Originally, Ottawa Road 128 was Innes Road west of Cyrville, while Ottawa Road 30 followed Cyrville. Concurrent with Innes Road between by-pass and Cyrville.
129 Vances Side Road Ottawa Road 9 (Dunrobin Road) Ottawa Road 21 (Torwood Road) Torbolton An east-west road with an odd number, against the convention. Probably no longer numbered. Not signed.
174 Queensway, Ottawa Road 174, "Highway 174", or simply "The 174" Highway 417 Ottawa/Prescott & Russell County Border Orleans, Cumberland Was Highway 17 prior to January 1, 1998. The Queensway name dates to the 1950s, before the construction of Highway 417, when this was part of the original freeway. Ottawa's highest numbered road and only municipally maintained controlled access freeway. Poorly signed except at interchange on-ramps. Continues east as Prescott & Russell County Road 17.
248 Hazeldean Road, Robertson Road Highway 7 Ottawa Road 16 (Baseline Road) Bells Corners No longer exists; subsumed by Ottawa Road 36.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hewitt, R.G. (22 August 2005). "Route Designation and Ottawa Road Route Marker Policy" (Report to city's Transportation Committee). City of Ottawa. Retrieved 2006-10-09. 
  2. ^ City Clerk and Mayor (28 September 2006). "Ottawa City Council Minutes 40". City of Ottawa. Retrieved 2006-10-09.