Hunt Club Road
Hunt Club Road, also known as Ottawa Road 32, is a major east-west route in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It originally ran from a dead end east of Bank Street to the Hunt Club Golf Course; later, there were many extensions due to the 1970s housing boom, first westward to Riverside Drive, then eastward to Hawthorne Road in the late 1980s. The section between Bank Street and Riverside Drive, originally only one lane in each direction, was expanded to two lanes in each direction in 1993-1994. It was further extended across the Rideau River and the southern edge of the suburbs to Richmond Road by the late 1990s; this extension is signed as West Hunt Club Road by the City of Ottawa. Construction to extend Hunt Club eastward to Highway 417 near Ramsayville was completed on August 21, 2014.
Most of Hunt Club is a four-lane divided principal arterial road with limited access, particularly between just west of Merivale Road and Highway 416 where it is an at-grade urban expressway. The section east of Merivale, originally a tank farm, has transformed into a major big-box retail area.
The speed limit on most sections is 80 km/h (50 mph) except in the South Keys area, where it is 60 km/h (37 mph).
The Michael J.E. Sheflin Bridge, better known as the Hunt Club Bridge carries the road over the Rideau River between Prince of Wales Drive (former Highway 16) and Riverside Drive. The bridge was widened over the summer of 2006, extending the left turn lanes in both directions over the full length of the bridge to alleviate congestion.
The City's Transportation Master Plan includes the widening of the road to six lanes between Highway 416 and Bank Street.
Along the road, one may find Pine Grove Park, and the Stoney Swamp Conservation Area.
- South Keys