Airport Parkway (Ottawa)

Airport Parkway (Ottawa Route 79) is an expressway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It runs from the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport to an interchange with Heron Road where it turns into Bronson Avenue.[1][2]

Route description

Airport Parkway is a two-lane expressway for most of its length, and is home to one of Ontario's only two single-point urban interchanges at its Hunt Club Road exit. The speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph) for its entire length.


Until 1997, Airport Parkway was maintained by the federal government of Canada under the jurisdiction of the National Capital Commission.


The road has had 300 collisions and three fatalities since 2000, making it the focus of future improvements.[3] There has been some discussing in twinning it to a four-lane expressway or freeway, although those discussions have stalled due to local controversy.[4]

Exit list

The following is a list of exits along Airport Parkway. Some exits on Bronson Avenue are also included.

Airport Parkway Exit list
To Downtown Ottawa
Bronson Avenue continues as undivided 4-lane arterial road to Queensway and Downtown Ottawa
Queen Elizabeth Driveway overpass
Becomes six-lane expressway
Rideau Canal bridge
Colonel By Drive, Bronson Place
Campus Avenue/Sunnyside Avenue to Carleton University
At-grade signalized intersection
Brewer Way, to Brewer Park
At-grade signalized intersection
G. Dunbar Bridge over Rideau River
Becomes Bronson Aveune NB; Becomes Airport Parkway SB
Riverside Drive, Ottawa Route 19
From NB, use Heron Road off-ramp to access Riverside Drive; Becomes four-lane expressway
Heron Road, Ottawa Route 16
Exits only, no entrances; NB ramp also provides access to Riverside Drive; No NB to EB access
O-Train Trillium Line overpass
Brookfield Road, Ottawa Route 51
Becomes two-lane expressway
Railway underpass
Walkley Road, Ottawa Route 74
NB exit and SB entrance only
Railway underpass
Hunt Club Road, Ottawa Route 32
Alert Road, Lester Road, Uplands Drive
Taxiway underpass
Becomes four-lane divided road
Air Cargo Pvt/Airbus Pvt
At-grade signalized intersection
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Exit numbers are approximate kilometre posts; exits on the Airport Parkway aren't numbered.

See also

KML is from Wikidata


  1. City of Ottawa. "Transportation Master Plan". Archived from the original on 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-25. See map 6 Urban Road Network, accessed 25 November 2006
  2. Google Maps. "Airport Parkway, Ottawa route". Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  3. "How safe is Airport Parkway?". CBC News Canada. 26 September 2011.
  4. Ottawa South Community Association (March 1998). "OSCA President's Report". Light-Rail and the Airport Parkway. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
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