Queen Street Bridge Replacement – upcoming disruptions
Created: Wednesday, March 08, 2023
In preparation for the Queen Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project that is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2024, Bell Canada, and their contractor Avertex is required to complete utility relocation works prior to the bridge being replaced.
As a result, Queen Street from Prospect Street to Main Street, will be open for local westbound traffic only starting on March 15 until mid-May 2023. The eastbound lane will be closed during this two-month period. (See map below for details).
Residents travelling to and from the area should expect delays and are encouraged to use the detour routes or avoid the area if possible. Residents and businesses in the area that will be impacted have been notified and provided additional information and accommodations as needed.
Here’s what residents can expect in this area of Queen Street:
The first phase will take place from March 15 to mid-May 2023:
The southerly lane on Queen Street will be closed for eastbound traffic. Please use the detour route from Main Street South to Water Street/Davis Drive to Prospect Street.
The northerly lane on Queen Street (westbound traffic) will remain open to local traffic (one way), emergency services and for waste and recycling collection.
There will be no access to Robertson Place from Queen Street. Please use Main Street South to access Robertson Place.
There will be no access to Concession Street from Queen Street. Please use Prospect Street to access Concession Street.
For two days in April 2023, with exact dates to be determined, the Main Street/Queen Street intersection and Queen Street between Niagara Street and Robertson Place will be closed to traffic to accommodate the installation of a 300m conduit by Bell Canada’s contractor Avertex. Detour routes will be available and will be communicated to the public once the dates have been finalized.
The Town will work closely with Bell Canada and Avertex to minimize disruption to residents and businesses in the area as much as possible. Once the first phase is complete, the Town will provide more information on the upcoming phases.
Thank you to the residents and business in the area for their patience and understanding as we complete this important work to ensure the Queen Street bridge is safe for all to use.
Follow the progress and stay up-to-date on the project at by visiting heynewmarket.ca/queenbridge
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