DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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Weekly Updates:

Week of September 23-28, 2019

Highway 401 Westbound Lanes – Putnam Road to Elgin Road

  • Left Lane Closure on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3 pm until Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 am

  • Middle Lane Closure on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9 pm until Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 am

 

Putnam Road Interchange – Westbound On Ramp

  • Ramp closure Monday, September 23, 2019 from 9 pm to 7 am overnight

 

Highway 401 Eastbound Lanes – Elgin Road to Putnam Road

  • Left Lane Closure on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5 pm until Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7 am

  • Middle Lane Closure on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9 pm until Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6 am

 

Highway 401 Eastbound Lanes – Dorchester Road to Putnam Road

  • Right Lane Closure on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at noon until Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at noon

  • Middle Lane Closure on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9 pm until Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6 am

 

Dorchester Road Interchange – Eastbound On Ramp Closure

  • Ramp closure Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9 pm to 6 am overnight

Elgin Road Interchange

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Notice of Construction - MTO Contract 2017-3017

Elgin Road Interchange Reconstruction and Highway 401 Resurfacing

 

April 26, 2019

Please be advised that construction has recently commenced on MTO #2017-3017, Highway 401 and Elgin Road Interchange Design Build Project.  The scope of work includes replacement of the Elgin Road underpass, reconstruction of Elgin Road and the Elgin Road interchange ramps and resurfacing of Highway 401 from approximately Dorchester Road to Putnam Road.

A summary of the anticipated traffic impacts are as follows:

  • Elgin Road, interchange ramps and the commuter parking lot will be closed to traffic from May 6, 2019 until late August 2019.  Elgin Road traffic will be detoured via Cromarty Drive, Dorchester Road and Hamilton Road.

  • Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the Dorchester Road ramp terminal intersections for the detour.

  • Highway 401 in both eastbound and westbound directions will be closed for the 1) Demolition of the bridge structure on Saturday, May 11, 2019 commencing at 6 pm until 10 am Sunday, May 12, 2019 and both May 13 and 14 from 12:00 am to 5:00 am; and 2) Installation of new bridge girders on 5 occasions at night in mid-June (actual dates TBD).  Traffic will be diverted around the bridge site via the Elgin Road interchange ramps without the need for an alternative route. Traffic at the ramp intersections on Elgin Road will be controlled by OPP paid duty officers.

  • Lane reductions along Highway 401 will also be required for the bridge and resurfacing work.

For latest updates on construction activities, visit: www.elgininterchange.com

For any other real-time information on traffic incidents and/or construction information, visit: www.511on.ca

For further information on the construction work and impacts please contact the following:

 

Kendra Dupuis

Project Manager

Coco Paving Inc.

 

Sophie Vaillancourt

Contract Administrator

Ministry of Transportation

Project Description

This project includes paving of Highway 401 from Dorchester Road to Putnam Road, the replacement of the Elgin Road Underpass Structure, and Elgin Road and associated interchange ramp reconstruction.  Also included is selective sign replacement, electrical improvements, commuter parking lot rehabilitation and guiderail upgrades,  All work is located within the County of Middlesex in the Municipality of Thames Centre.

Highway 401 is classified as Class 1 Freeway under MTO’s Highway Access Management Guidelines and considered a Rural Freeway Divided (RFC 120) under MTO’s Functional Classification System.  The Thames Centre Official Plan designates Elgin Road (Middlesex Road 73) as an “Arterial Road – County” and “Truck Haul Route”.

 

The project limits extend along Highway 401 from approximately 0.7 km east of Dorchester road to 0.8 km west of Putnam Road, and extend along Elgin Road from approximately 0.4 km north to 0.4 km south of Highway 401.

Key Dates

  • Construction work to commence in April 2019

  • Demolition of the existing Elgin Road Underpass structure in May 2019

  • Lane closures for asphalt paving throughout June, July, August 2019

  • Advance notice of upcoming work including traffic impacts/lane closures will be provided

Provincial Traffic Detour

During the 2019 construction season, Highway 401 will be fully closed for up to 5 nights to facilitate demolition of the existing Elgin Road Underpass and abutment walls and for installation of new girders. During Highway 401 closures, all Highway 401 traffic will be detoured using the existing Elgin Road interchange ramps. No local road detours will be required for Highway 401 traffic; all provincial traffic will be managed within the existing MTO highway right-of-way.

Local Traffic Detour

During the 2019 construction season, Elgin Road between Slo Pitch Road and Cromarty Drive will be closed for up to four months. The Highway 401/Elgin Road interchange ramps will also be closed for up to four months. During these closures, detour routes will be in place for local traffic using Elgin Road, Hamilton Road, Cromarty Drive and Dorchester Road.

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