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Published on Friday, July 7, 2017

Lakeshore Road bridge construction on schedule

Time-lapse video on shows progress of work

Lakeshore Road bridge construction on schedule
Bridge work site after removal
— Metroland Media
By Nathan Howes, Oakville Beaver

The Town of Oakville says reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road bridge in downtown Oakville is “well underway” and is expected to be completed on time, in December, as previously scheduled.

As part of its publicly-released update, residents can view months of construction work to date in mere minutes through a time-lapse video on the town’s website.

“Crews are working hard and meeting deadlines, but there’s a lot of work still left to be done,” said Mayor Rob Burton in a media release.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during construction and remind you that it is business as usual in downtown Oakville.”

The reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road bridge began in January and is an important first step in the town’s larger Lakeshore Road East reconstruction project, stated the release.

Since 2017 began, a significant amount of work on has been done including removal of the existing concrete deck and steel girders, repairs to the existing piers and replacement of the bridge abutments, as well as the installation of structural steel and pouring of concrete.

At present time, new steel girders are being installed.

High-definition time-lapse construction cameras are still on site to document progress and additional footage will be posted on the town’s website this summer.

Once finished, the new bridge will include two travel lanes and bike lanes and there will be a wider pedestrian sidewalk with a barrier wall to separate it and vehicular traffic.

New pedestrian railings and lookouts will be included, as well as LED lighting.

With Lakeshore Road East (Navy to Allan streets) reaching the end of its lifespan and needing significant reconstruction, the town undertook extensive research and public consultation to identify broader opportunities to improve traffic, enhance streets and improve pedestrian/cycle ways in the downtown.

In October 2015, council approved the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project as part of the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study study.

For more details about the projects, or contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

Additional information will be posted online as the projects progress.
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

Categories: News

Tags: Oakville Town Council



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