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Harmer Avenue truss installation, Queensway closure Oct. 19/20

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We received the following yesterday from the City.

Construction on the Harmer Avenue Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge Replacement is progressing very well. Construction started in 2018 and is scheduled for completion by summer 2020.

The next phase of the project will include the bridge truss installation over Highway 417 and will require a temporary closure of the Highway 417 between Carling/Kirkwood Avenues and Bronson Avenue.

The highway will be closed in both directions on Saturday, October 19 until Sunday, October 20. Lane reductions and ramp closures are scheduled to start at 5 pm followed by the full highway closure expected at 6 pm. Closures are expected to be removed on Sunday at 11 am. Significant traffic impacts are expected during this time. This same approach was used successfully in July 2018 for removal of the structure.

Eastbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at Maitland, Carling and Parkdale. Westbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at O’Connor, Lyon, Bronson, Rochester, and Parkdale. All highway lanes except one in each direction and all ramps are scheduled to be open by 11am on Sunday October 20, 2019.

There will be a signed detour as follows:

  • Eastbound Traffic - Carling Avenue - motorists will exit at Carling Avenue continue on Carling Avenue eastbound, head north on Bronson Avenue then eastbound on Chamberlain Avenue/Isabella Street, and will re-enter Highway 417 eastbound at Metcalfe.
  • Westbound Traffic – Bronson Avenue – motorists will exit at Bronson Avenue, continue on Raymond Street westbound, head south on Booth Street, west on Carling Avenue and reenter Highway 417 westbound at Carling Avenue.
  • There will be no stopping/tow away zone along the full detour described above.

As this closure will have traffic impacts, delays are expected. Residents are encouraged to avoid the area during the closure and take alternative routes and/or modes of transportation.

Click the .pdfs below for the east and westbound detours.

Posted October 9, 2019