20 Sep Eastbound Carling Onramp Update from MTO
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation provided the following update on the 417 widening project and, in particular, the anticipated reopening of the Eastbound Carling Avenue on-ramp which has been closed since early August.
Work is progressing at the Merivale Road Bridge, but unfortunately we have run into some unforeseen issues with the repairs to the bridge. Some elements of the bridge were in worse condition than anticipated therefore increasing the duration of the work in each stage. As a result, there will be additional time required to repair the bridge, which will result in a delay in opening the Carling Avenue Eastbound on-ramp. The ministry is looking at every avenue possible to expedite the work, but at this time they are anticipating opening the ramp by November 4, 2019. On a more positive note, they have nearly completed the rehabilitation of the north side of the bridge and are implementing a new staging configuration next weekend, which will facilitate repairs to the south end of the bridge.