Lakeshore Road Bridge Reconstruction over Sixteen Mile Creek

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Businesses open during construction

Please remember, all businesses along Lakeshore Road on either side of the bridge, as well as the library, the theatre, and Centennial Pool remain open and accessible during construction

Update – April 2017

The reconstruction of the Lakeshore Road bridge is progressing on schedule!

Here’s an update of what’s happening

  • The contractor is currently working on the installation of micro-piles for the bridge abutments.  New micro-piles are being installed to provide the necessary bearing capacity to bedrock for the new bridge abutments.
  • Once the new micro-piles are installed and tested, the formwork for the abutments will be constructed for the placement of steel rebar and pouring of concrete.  The work on the east and west abutments will continue until near the end of June.
  • Repairs to the existing bridge piers are also underway and will continue until early May.
  • This work includes some concrete removals on the pier tops, sandblasting, formwork, steel rebar placement and pouring new concrete.
  • The work on the piers will continue until early May.

Coming up next

  • New steel girders are being fabricated for placement on the new abutments and the rehabilitated bridge piers at the end of June/beginning of July.
  • The new steel girders will be put in place using large cranes, similar to how the old steel girders were removed.

We will continue to update this page as the project progresses so visit often.

March 2017

A lot happened since the bridge closed in January. The old bridge deck, steel girders and bridge abutments are gone.

If you missed it, don’t worry, we were able to capture it all on camera for you!

One video is a timelapse that shows the crews removing the bridge railing and concrete deck piece-by-piece in 30 seconds.

The other is a one-minute video showing crews cutting the steel girders, and two cranes, one on each side of Sixteen Mile Creek, carefully lifting the girders and swinging them to the west side of the creek.

From there, the girders were cut into smaller pieces, placed on a truck and removed from site.

Overall scope of the bridge reconstruction work:

Council approved the construction methodology and schedule of the bridge rehabilitation in the spring of 2016. Review a copy of the staff report to Council.

Navy Street two-way conversion

In advance of the bridge work, Navy Street between Rebecca/Randall Street is now open two-way traffic. For more information please visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction - Navy Street to Forsyth Street

Lakeshore Road will also be reconstructed from Navy Street to Forsyth Street while the roadway is closed. The reconstruction work will include streetscape enhancements as identified in the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape project.

Railing for the Lakeshore Road Bridge

The town will be using the materials selected as part of the Lakeshore Road Streetscape Project.

Between December 5 and 23 we asked you to share your thoughts with us online or in person about: traditional streetscape furniture pieces; lighting (LED bulbs) for the streetlight poles; and the railing for the Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek.

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 staff go to Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee regarding a permit application for the recommended pieces.

On Monday, February 13, 2017 staff go to Council for approval.

Background information

For more details please contact:

Paul Allen, P. Eng.
Manager, Design and Construction
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 4424​