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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bridge Work Coming in the Spring

And I don't mean the kind where your dental insurance comes into play!

Bridge rehabilitation has now been approved for Don Mills Road between Sheppard Ave. and York Mills Rd. This bridge has been slated for rehabilitation for some time, not having had any rehabilitation work done since it was built in 1965.

For all of you bridge construction and engineering enthusiasts,the bridge consists of a 4-span continuous slab on steel plate girders. The work to take place includes:
Concrete deck replacement,
Substructure repairs,
New Barrier walls and approach slabs, and;
Replacement of the waterproofing and asphalt paving.

During construction, which should begin April 2006 at the latest now the Ministry of Transport has signed off, there will still be two lanes of traffic in each direction and two sidewalks maintained. On the 401, traffic will only be affected with some nightime closures or lane restrictions.

This project has its approvals and an existing budget so it is anticipated that it will be well underway and working through its disruptive phases before the Leslie/Sheppard work begins.