Lakeshore Road Bridge Reconstruction over Sixteen Mile Creek

Bridge opening soon!

 Mayor Burton and Members of Council will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the bridge on Friday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. The bridge will officially open to motorists and pedestrians in time for evening traffic.

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

What's happening now?

  • Installation of the bridge railings
  • Completion of electrical works such as roadway lighting, underpass lighting and traffic signals including the  installation of conduit and wiring, decorative streetlight poles and LED streetlights
  • Completion of road works leading up to the bridge including granite curbs and pavers, sidewalks,  and asphalt pavement
  • Installation of soil cells/planters with trees
  • Completion of line markings and roadway signage
  • Completion of toe walls and slope paving under the bridge

Videos and Photos:

Timelapse video — February to May 2017

Check out the video posted below showing a time lapse of construction from February to May 2017! Visit our YouTube channel for more video content related to Lakeshore Bridge reconstruction.

Removal of steel girders

Check out the video posted below for a closer look at the old steel girders being removed from the bridge. New steel girders were installed in phases on the spans between the new abutments and rehabilitated bridge piers. The new steel girders are put in place using large cranes, similar to how the old steel girders were removed.

Concrete pour

Check out the images of the concrete pour on our Facebook page.

Stay tuned!

 More photos and videos of the entire project will be coming out soon!


Overall scope of the bridge reconstruction work:

  • Removal and replacement of the existing concrete deck and steel girders
  • Repairs to the existing piers and replacement of the bridge abutments
  • Two travel lanes, a center turn lane and bikes lanes
  • A wider pedestrian sidewalk with a barrier wall between the sidewalk and vehicular traffic
  • New pedestrians railings
  • Pedestrian lookouts will be incorporated into the bridge
  • LED Street lighting on the bridge

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