Burlington bridge replacement will affect traffic for six months

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Published March 10, 2023 at 7:13 pm

The replacement of Pine Cove Bridge and the resurfacing of Lakeshore Rd will lead to delays and detours through the area for six months.

Work on the project is expected to begin in May, but from July through December Lakeshore will be closed at the bridge with traffic rerouted through the neighbourhood to the north.

The $6 million project will also see Lakeshore resurfaced from Guelph Line to Walkers Line.

According to a CIty of Burlington engineering report, the Pine Cove Bridge was built in 1915 and is in poor condition which has promoted its replacement.

Original plans called for the bridge to be partially removed with staged construction to allow traffic to be maintained. However, it was found that only removing a portion of the existing bridge would result in structural instability and therefore safety concerns.

As for Lakeshore Rd., resurfacing is needed because the top layer of asphalt has been worn out. Other work will include full multi-use pathway replacement on the south side of the streets, signal improvements at Guelph Line, better street lighting and culvert, curb and sidewalk repairs.

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