Today was the first workday where local commuters were able to travel to work using the new Strandherd-Armstrong bridge, and judging by comments left on Twitter the bridge is a big hit. Many commuters are reporting shorter commutes while others are excited about the employment prospects that the new structure brings to job seekers. No word on what the impact was on other major roads leading in and out of Barrhaven, but we imagine that at the very least Prince of Whales drive must have seen lower traffic volumes.
We also assume that retail businesses on both sides of the bridge must have seen a bump in sales over the weekend.
Here is a sample of the views shared on Twitter:
In short, it seems the bridge is a big hit among Barrhaven and Riverside South residents. Great work City of Ottawa – better late than never!
So time for your review – has the new bridge had a positive impact on your commute and job prospects? Let us know what your experience has been in the comments section.