Ramp Closures - Highway 7 to Highway 400
Please be advised that York Region will be implementing a closure of E-N on ramp from Highway 7 to Highway 400 and lane reductions of S-EW off ramp from Highway 400 to Highway 7 over the weekend of May 24th, 25th, and 26th. The weekend closure is required in order to install storm sewers along Highway 7 as part of the project. Details of the closure include:
• Access to Highway 400 North from Highway 7 East will be closed at 10:00 PM on Friday, May 24th to 5:00 AM on Monday, May 27th.
• Detour route will be in place, which will re-route traffic to Rutherford Road.
• Access to Highway 7 from Highway 400 northbound will be restricted to 1 left turn and 1 right turn lane at 10:00 PM on Friday, May 24th to 5:00 AM on Monday, May 27th.
• Highway 7 eastbound and westbound traffic will be down to 1 lane each direction.
Construction season is here! As always, the Ministry of Transportation wants to ensure your commutes and trips on Highway 401 remain safe and efficient while road and bridge work is underway.
Approximately 20 separate projects between Port Hope and the Quebec border, which will require lane reductions and reduced speeds for extended periods are planned for this construction season.
These construction zones are identified in the maps shown below. Drivers are encouraged to reduce their speed and observe all posted signs in construction zones for their safety and the safety of construction workers.
Drivers can expect traffic delays at peak times and are encouraged to plan accordingly. Those travelling east on Friday afternoons and west on Sunday afternoons can expect to encounter heavy traffic congestion with the potential of significant delays on Highway 401.
Drivers should be on the look-out for Bluetooth Delay Messaging signs. These signs detect Bluetooth signals from passing vehicles and use the information to calculate and display real time travel delay messages on Portable Variable Messaging Signs located along Highway 401. If there is an incident that causes a delay (i.e. construction lane closure, vehicle collision, congestion) the system detects the delay and automatically generates a corresponding delay message(s) upstream from the incident. Please watch for these signs when approaching construction zones and be prepared to stop when the signs indicate a queue is developing.
Argyle Street Bridge RepairUpdated on: May 15, 2019
Beginning this week, repair work will commence on the Argyle Street Bridge at the Grand River in Caledonia, Ontario. Periodic overnight closures are expected to facilitate repair work.
This project is targeted for completion in August 2019. The work includes the addition of structural steel support beams to three spans of the bridge to ensure the bridge remains safe and reliable for use by local road users.
To facilitate this repair work, there will be periodic overnight full closures of the bridge and a detour route will be in place to accommodate vehicle traffic during these times (see detour map below).
Throughout the duration of this project, pedestrian access to cross the bridge will be maintained. However, potential minor delays are anticipated to accommodate ongoing work.
All closures are subject to weather conditions. Please continue to check 511.on.ca for the latest up-to-date information.