Traffic disruption looms along Burlington, Oakville border

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Published February 2, 2024 at 7:57 pm

Motorists will face 11 days of disrupted traffic along the road that separates Burlington and Oakville.

The work will be done on Burloak Dr. starting Monday, Feb. 5 and continue until Friday, Feb. 16.

Lane restrictions will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Causing the restrictions will be the work taking place on the rail crossing between Prince William Dr. and Harvester Rd., roads that are west of Burloak in Burlington. On the east side of Burloak in Oakville, the roads are known as Wyecroft Rd. and Superior Crt.

The work 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 and create improvements to nearby routes such as Wyecroft, Harvester, Superior and Prince William. 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 eventually be carried out.

Metrolinx says the project will also provide the opportunity to electrify the train lines, allowing for more frequent train service.

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

The major work is expected to start this summer and be ready by 2026. During the process, Burloak will be closed for more than a year.

 

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