Bainsville bridge work begins
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff Replacement of the Bainsville (Third) Line Road bridge over Highway 401 is now underway.
Work on the 54-year-old structure began March 26.
As a result, Third Line Road at the 401 will be closed to all traffic as of today (April 4), and is scheduled to remain closed until November 30.
During this time, motorists are asked to follow the signed detour routes via County Road 2 and South Service Road.
Full night-time closures of the 401 – both eastbound and westbound – as well as County Road 2 will be in effect during demolition of the existing bridge.
During overnight demolition, there will be a full closure of County Road 2 at Third Line Road from 8 p.m. on April 19 to 8 a.m. on April 20, with traffic being detoured onto local roads.
There will also be full lane closures of the westbound 401 at County Road 23 (Curry Hill), from 8 p.m. on April 20 to 8 a.m. on April 21, as well as the eastbound 401, at County Road 34 (Lancaster) from 8 p.m. on April 21 to 8 a.m. on April 22.
Drivers – in both instances – are asked to follow the signed detour routes via County Road 2.
In the event of inclement weather, all full closures will be postponed seven days, instead taking place between April 26 and April 29 in the same aforementioned sequences and at identical times.
Throughout construction, single-lane closures on the 401 – both east and west – as well as on County Road 2, will also take place.