The latest on Niagara-bound lane closures for the Burlington Skyway

Published August 15, 2023 at 3:17 pm

Burlington Skyway

Just two more weekends of lane closures planned for the Burlington Skyway.

According to the Ontario Minisry of Transportation (MTO), the next closure of Niagara-bound lanes will take place starting at 10 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 19. The lanes are expected to reopen by 10 a.m. the next day.

Then, the following week, the same lanes are scheduled to close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 and reopen the next month.

During the QEW Niagara-bound closures, MTO will close these on-ramps:

  • All lanes of the QEW Fort Erie-bound, beyond Northshore Blvd./ Hwy. 2 to the south of the Burlington Skyway will be closed.
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort-Erie-bound from Northshore Blvd./Hwy. 2 southbound will be fully closed.
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort Erie-bound from Plains Rd. southbound will be fully closed
  • The on-ramp to QEW Fort Erie-bound from Fairview St. southbound will be fully closed
  • QEW Niagara-bound collector lane split at Eastport Dr.(north-south Ramp, north of the canal), will be closed

Meanwhile, the continuing overhaul of the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will lead to slowdowns through the same area on Eastport Dr. until early next year.

During this construction work, three of the four lanes will be closed. The one remaining lane will open for alternating traffic with signalers or traffic lights.

The lift bridge will remain open for cyclists and pedestrians during this period and marine traffic will not be affected, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).




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