Major Burlington road will be closed for several months to replace aging bridge

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Published June 13, 2023 at 11:09 am

One of Burlington’s busiest roads will be closed for several months to replace an aging and potentially hazardous bridge.

Lakeshore Road between Guelph Line and Walkers Line will be closed from July 4 to December for the replacement of Pine Cove bridge.

Due to the age of the bridge and the way it was originally designed and installed many decades ago, there is no way to safely replace the bridge in sections to maintain traffic.

“This is a significant project that includes replacement of the Pine Cove bridge, as well as infrastructure repairs to curbs, sidewalks, street lighting and road resurfacing,” said Jeff Thompson, senior project manager.

“This bridge needs to be replaced as soon as possible. It is showing signs of aging and we need to ensure it is replaced for public safety. We acknowledge the disruption this will cause but we are working as fast as possible. We thank the community for their patience as we work to improve your neighbourhood. ”

Local access will be maintained but detours will be in place around the bridge construction. Signage will be posted throughout the detour route and construction area.

This project also includes road resurfacing, multiuse pathway replacement, Tuck Creek culvert repairs, street lighting upgrades and sidewalk and curb repairs.

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