Moodie Drive (Ottawa Road #59 and Ottawa Road #11) is a road in Ottawa's west end. It runs approximately 18.4 km (11.4 mi) south from Carling Avenue in Crystal Beach through Bells Corners, to Brophy Drive (Ottawa Road #8) south of the Ottawa urban area. It is a four-lane route from Crystal Beach through Bells Corners but becomes a two-lane road at the intersection with Richmond Road. Here it also changes route numbers from 59 on its northern section to 11 on its southern section.
Moodie Drive is also a major interchange with the Queensway between Crystal Beach and Bells Corners. The speed limit ranges from 40 km/h (25 mph) in school zones, to 60 km/h (37 mph) in urban areas and 80 km/h (50 mph) through greenbelt, industrial, and rural areas.
It was named for D. Aubrey Moodie who was Reeve of Nepean Township from 1954 to 1969 and was known as the "Father of Nepean". He was also a descendant of Robert Moodie who first settled in the Bells Corners area in the 1850s. D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School on Moodie Drive is named for the same person.
Route map: Google
Cotton, Larry D. Whiskey and Wickedness. Lanark, ON: Larry D. Cotton Associates, 2007. Print.
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