Two major road closures planned for Burlington to conduct emergency repairs

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Published January 11, 2024 at 11:03 am

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Some Burlington commuters will have to take detours this winter due to emergency culvert replacements in the North Service Road and King Road area. 

According to a report presented to Burlington’s committee-of-the-whole earlier this week, the project will replace two collapsed corrugated steel pipe culverts at the North Service Road and King Road intersection. 

North Service Road will be closed in the area from Jan. 15 until March 1 and King Road will be closed on weekends from March 1 until March 25. 

“The urgent nature of this work is required to permanently restabilize the embankment slopes through regrading and slope restoration and restore the stormwater drainage network to connect with the Ministry of Transportation’s existing box culvert adjacent [to] Highway 403,” a city staff report reads.

According to the report, work will include the North Service Road culvert crossing installation at Indian Creek, asphalt road restoration, steel beam guide rail installation, erosion and site restoration and more. 

The report says residents can expect ongoing lane restrictions within the construction area.  

Detours can be seen below: 

The report says the initial failure of the existing corrugated steel pipe culvert required work to begin immediately. Once complete, the repairs will include “a series of concrete pipes and maintenance holes which will extend the service life of the stormwater network while maintaining the existing hydraulic capacity.” 

According to the report, the repair will cost $1,562,000, of which $1,382,000 was approved in 2023.  

The report says residents will be informed of the upcoming project through direct mail, the city’s website and newspaper ads.

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