Blair Road (Ottawa Road #27) is a road in the eastern part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It begins just south of the Rockcliffe Parkway, but does not connect to the parkway, except for a small bike-path connection to the Ottawa River Pathway - one of the city's main bike trails that runs along the Ottawa River.
Starting out quite minor, the northernmost part of the road is a two-lane collector road (north of Montreal Road) or minor arterial road (south of Montreal Road), running past residential areas and to the east of the massive National Research Council and Canadian Security Intelligence Service campuses. The speed limit on this section is 50 km/h (31 mph) and has several steep hills. This section was known as Skead Road before being joined to the southern section in the early 1970s.
It becomes much larger on the south side of Ogilvie Road and Regional Road 174, where it becomes one of the major north-south routes in eastern Ottawa. It is also home to the main transit terminal for east-central Ottawa. South of the Queensway it runs to the west of the Pineview Municipal Golf Club until it abruptly ends at Innes Road. The speed limit there is 70 km/h (43 mph).
The section of Blair Road between Montreal Road and Ogilvie Road will host a light rail station and construction is slated to begin in 2013. This will be one of 13 stations to be built as part of the first phase of the Ottawa Light Rail line travelling East to West from Blair Station to Tunney's Pasture and travelling through the downtown core. This project is following the cancellation of the expansion project of the north-south line on 14 December 2006.
Route map: Bing