Major road closure along Burlington, Oakville border delayed until 2024

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Published November 13, 2023 at 4:09 pm

Burlington Oakville GO transit overpass construction
An artistic rendition of how the Burloak overpass will look when completed.

The planned closure of the road that separates Burlington and Oakville has been pushed back until next year.

Originally, Burloak Dr. between Wyecroft Rd. and Superior Crt. was scheduled to close for 10 days this month. However, other work along the rail corridor in the area has been delayed which means work on the road will now lake take place in the early spring.

The planned 10-day closure is just the beginning of a major undertaking that will eventually see the creation of a train overpass on Burloak along the Lakeshore West GO Line

To be carried out by Metrolinx, the Ontario agency responsible for integrating transit systems in Southern Ontario, when complete, the overpass project is expected to ease traffic congestion through the area by eliminating the ground-level train crossing.

The project will ultimately allow the expansion of Burloak to six lanes as well as create improvements to nearby routes such as Wyecroft Rd., Harvester Rd., Superior Crt. and Prince William Dr. The addition of turn lanes, sidewalks, bike lanes and improved connectivity for active modes of travel will also be included in this project.

Upgrades to the pedestrian bridge on Drury Lane will also be carried out.

The work is not only potentially good news for motorists who regularly use the area. Metrolinx says the project will also provide the opportunity to electrify the train lines, allowing for more frequent train service.

The project is estimated to be completed by mid-2026,

Also, a full closure will need to occur on Burloak at some point and could last for more than a year once it begins. The date for that phase of the project has not yet been determined.

The City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville have also committed funds to the project.

You can also view a video and other presentations about the project by following this link.

10-day road closure of Burloak Drive coming later this fall will give Bronte area residents a sneak peek at the pain headed their way next summer.
That’s when the heavily used roadway is set to close for 14 months.

The shutdown of Burloak between Wyecroft Road and Superior Court will allow for the construction of an underpass to separate the rail tracks from the road.

The $177 million project is being led by Metrolinx, with Oakville and Burlington each kicking in $16 million.

It aims to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion caused by train crossings while facilitating Metrolinx’s plan to increase train frequency along the busy Lakeshore West GO corridor.

Details of the project are now available online, with a drop-in public meeting planned for Sept. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Burlington public library.

Major work on the project will kick off this fall, with the installation of new storm sewers forcing single-lane closures through the stretch beginning in September.

In late November or early December, the road will close to all vehicles and pedestrians for ten days as a track relocation occurs.

The roadway and a temporary pedestrian pathway will reopen until next summer when crews begin excavation and bridge work.

 

 

The 10-day road closure of Burloak Drive that was originally planned for November/ December 2023 has been postponed and is being rescheduled as work within the rail corridor is not yet completed.

The 10-day road closure of Burloak Drive will likely begin in late Winter/ early Spring 2024. Once a date is confirmed, residents and businesses in the area receive advanced notice.

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