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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

summer paving is happening on Highway 7 West!

As construction continues along Highway 7 West, we’re paving between Commerce Street and Bowes Road. The work is scheduled to continue until mid-late September, 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 traffic control persons will be on-site to direct traffic and assist pedestrians.

Various intersections will have partial closures on the weekend dates* noted below. [sign up for notices here]

map of summer paving on Highway 7 West! - see below for descriptions

Bowes Rd./Baldwin  Ave. intersection north side at Hwy 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, August 28, 7pm, to Monday, August 31, 5-6am:

  • The north side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Bowes Rd. north of Highway 7.
  • Highway 7 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic. For detailed information, see the detour map.
  • If sidewalks or bus stops are affected, directional signs will be on site to guide pedestrians.

Creditstone Rd. intersection, south side, at Highway 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, September 11, at 7pm, to Monday, September 14, 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 duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic.

Bowes Rd./Baldwin Ave. intersection south side at Hwy 7

*Tentatively scheduled: Friday, September 18, 7pm, to Monday, September 21, 6am:

  • The south side of the intersection will be closed, along with a short distance of Baldwin Ave. south of Highway 7.
  • Highway 7 traffic will likely maintain two lanes open in one direction, but one lane in the other.
  • Detour signs will be in place, and paid duty police officers will be on site to help direct traffic.
  • If sidewalks or bus stops are affected, directional signs will be on site to guide pedestrians.

 [now complete]

Edgeley Blvd/Interchange Way intersection north side at Hwy 7

completed: Sunday, August 16

Bowes Rd./Baldwin  Ave. intersection north side at Hwy 7

completed: Sunday, August 16

Edgeley Blvd/Interchange Way intersection south side at Hwy 7

completed: Monday, July 13

Highway 7 north side, east of Keele

completed: Wednesday, June 24

 

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