Most of the road is a four-lane divided principal arterial, with a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph), although the general flow is faster in many sections.
Riverside is home to the Riverside Hospital, the Billings Bridge Plaza, the RA Centre, Canada Post headquarters, Public Works Canada headquarters, Canadian Labour Congress headquarters, Vincent Massey Park, Terry Fox Athletic Facility, and Mooney's Bay Park.
Riverside was re-aligned between Smyth Road and Industrial Avenue in 1986. Riverside once ended at Industrial, while it was Alta Vista Drive that carried traffic across the Queensway to become the Vanier Parkway. The old alignment of Riverside Drive in Riverview continues to be known as Riverside Drive, and serves a number of apartment building complexes, and has a cul-de-sac at each end.
Limebank Road is an Arterial road in Ottawa, Ontario. It starts at River Rd, and Riverside Dr and continues south through Riverside South and to Mitch Owens Rd. It continues southbound through West Greely as Dozois Rd.