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.
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
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.
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.
Check out the images of the concrete pour on our Facebook page.
More photos and videos of the entire project will be coming out soon!
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 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 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.
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.
Paul Allen, P. Eng.
Manager, Design and Construction
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 4424