Trafalgar Road overpass construction to restart in April 2016

Mon, 04 Apr 2016

Update for August 24, 2016

Trafalgar Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the QEW overpass and on-ramps to the QEW will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 until 5 a.m. Thursday, August 25.

Delays are expected. Please plan for extra travel time or take an alternate route.

Update for April 4, 2016

Now that spring is here the MTO has restarted its repair work to ensure the continued safety of the Trafalgar Road overpass at the Queen Elizabeth Way.

Construction schedule:

Mid-April 2016 – December 2016: reconstruction to the west side of the Trafalgar Road overpass; the road will be reduced from six to four lanes.

December 2016: Project complete. Trafalgar Road will return to six lanes.

Other Trafalgar Road construction

Halton Region is replacing the watermain/wastewarter main on Trafalgar Road. Trafalgar Road will be closed from Lawson Street to Dunn Street from May 16 to September 30, 2016. For more information visit the Halton Region website.

Traffic implications

Motorists can expect some delays in this area of Trafalgar Road as traffic will be reduced from six to four lanes (three to two lanes in each direction) during all construction periods. Ramp lanes will be maintained during the construction. Traffic signal timings will be adjusted from the QEW ramps to Trafalgar Road to help with the flow of traffic.

Work includes:

  • Repairs to the bridge deck, including repaving the portion of Trafalgar Road that passes over the bridge
  • Waterproofing the bridge deck to protect the concrete from moisture and salt damage to extend the life of the overpass
  • Repairs and improvements to the concrete portions of the bridge, including the bridge deck and the supporting walls and columns, and to the concrete areas between the road and the bridge

Additional enhancements are being made to improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians:

  • Widening both sides of the overpass by 0.3 metres to accommodate wider sidewalks for pedestrians
  • Allowing a 0.45m buffer zone between the sidewalk and the road to improve pedestrian safety

Town of Oakville staff will monitor the project and will post any necessary alerts to the town’s Service Disruptions page.

More information

If you would like more information on this construction project, please contact:

Imtiaz Khan
WSP Group