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Bridge survey work begins on Highway 7 West

Our crews will be surveying the Highway 7 West bridges that travel over Highway 400 and the CN rail tracks.

Why is this work taking place?

The bridge surveys are part of the vivaNext preliminary design and engineering of the Highway 7 West rapidway.

When will it take place?

  • The CN bridge surveying is scheduled for the week of June 6, and the Highway 400 bridge is scheduled for the week of June 20*
  • The surveying on each bridge will take about two weeks to complete

What type of work is being done?

  • Detailed visual inspections of all accessible areas of the bridge
  • Extraction and testing of small samples from the concrete deck

The bridge surveys will help determine the integrity of the foundations and main bridge structures, and identify any restoration work that might need to be done

What impact will there be?

  • Workers will be on-site, harnessed to the bridge as they complete their inspection and collect samples
  • Periodic lane closures will be required during off-peak hours (9:30am – 3:30pm on weekdays)
  • Potential sidewalk closures – signs will direct pedestrians as needed

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please visit vivanext.com, or contact your Community Liaison, Nimisha Raja.

*All dates subject to change; advance notice will be provided whenever possible.

Photo of professional surveyors

it’s spring paving season on Highway 7 West

As construction continues along Highway 7 West, paving will begin between Edgeley Boulevard and Keele Street. The work is scheduled to begin this month and continue until mid-late June, depending on weather conditions. Work will be completed one section at a time [see map below] and will require some lane closures on weeknights and partial intersection closures on weekends. Police officers and flag persons will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

The intersections of Keele Street* and Highway 7, and Creditstone Road** and Highway 7 will each have partial closures on the weekend dates noted below.

map of paving on Highway 7 West - please see the text below for a description

Keele St. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

*Friday, May 22, 7pm to Monday, May 25 at 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Keele south of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the north side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid police duty officers will be on site to help direct traffic
  • For help finding alternative routes, please see our detailed detour map.

Highway 7, Jane St. to CN bridge

Monday, May 11 to Thursday, May 14, 7am to 5:30pm:

  • Paving in in centre median of Highway 7

Keele intersection, north side, at Highway 7

*Friday, June 5 to Saturday, June 6, 2015:

  • The north side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Keele north of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the south side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid police duty officers will be on site to help direct traffic

south side Highway 7, between Edgeley Boulevard and Jane

Friday, June 12 to Saturday, June 13, 2015:

  • Crews will be paving along the south side Highway 7 west of Highway 400, from Edgeley to Jane
  • Traffic will shift to the north, with one lane open in each direction

Creditstone Rd. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

**Tentatively Friday, June 19 at 7pm to Monday, June 22 at 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Creditstone south of Highway 7
  • Highway 7 traffic will shift to the north side of the intersection, with one lane open in each direction
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid police duty officers will be on site to help direct traffic

Highway 7 at Maplecrete Rd., median lanes

As early as Friday, May 8, and May 11 to 15, 7am to 5:30pm:

  • Paving begins in the centre median

 

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