The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Mayor Burton and Members of Council formally opened the bridge on November 1 - ahead of schedule and under budget. Read the news release for more information.
Witness 10 months of construction in just 2 minutes with this time-lapse video of the Lakeshore Road Bridge reconstruction project.
For a closer look at the work that was done to deconstruct and rebuild the bridge check out the drone video posted below.
Visit our YouTube channel for more video content related to Lakeshore Bridge reconstruction or check out photos on our Facebook page.
With Lakeshore Road East (Navy Street to Allan Street) coming to the end of its lifespan and needing a major reconstruction, the town undertook extensive research and public consultation to identify broader opportunities to improve traffic, beautify streets and improve pedestrian/cycle ways in the downtown.
In October 2015, Council approved the Lakeshore Road Streetscape Project as part of the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS) study.
The Lakeshore Road Bridge at Sixteen Mile Creek reconstruction took place in advance of the road project as inspections of the bridge revealed its condition warranted immediate attention. The materials used on the bridge (such as pavers, light poles and railing) were selected as part of the Lakeshore Road Streetscape Project
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.
In early 2017, in advance of the bridge work, Navy Street between Rebecca/Randall Street was converted to two-way traffic. For more information please visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.