Highway 401 and County Road Closures

Published: March 20, 2019

Highway 401 and County Road 2 will be closed to facilitate the demolition of the existing bridge at 2nd Line Road over Highway 401.

The temporary closures are as follows:
  • County Road 2 full closure at 2nd Line Road - Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 from 7:00 AM to Friday April 5th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Local traffic will be detoured locally.
  • Highway 401 Westbound Lanes full closure at County Road 23 (Curry Hill) -  Friday April 5th, 2019 from 8:00 PM to Saturday April 6th, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Motorist are asked to follow the signed detour route VIA County Road 2.
  •  Highway 401 Eastbound Lanes full closure at County Road 34 (Lancaster) -  Saturday April 6th, 2019 from 8:00 PM to Sunday April 7th, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Motorist are asked to follow the signed detour route VIA County Road 2.
In the event of inclement weather, all closures will be postponed by 7 days.  The full closures would then occur between Wednesday April 10, 2019 and Sunday April 14, 2019 in the same sequence and times noted above.

Highway 401 On-ramp Closure in Kitchener

Published: March 20, 2019

Kitchener Highway 401 westbound on-ramp Homer Watson closed periodically on March 21, 2019 to perform maintenance operations.

The closure will be scheduled outside peak traffic hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Work is weather dependent and the alternative date is March 22, 2019.

Highway 49  Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge Closure 

Updated: March 21, 2019
Aecon Construction and Materials Limited (“Aecon”) is rehabilitating the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on Highway 49. The work started in 2018 and should be completed in 2024.    

There will be an extended‐duration full closure of Highway 49 at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM on Monday April 1st & Thursday April 4th;  and 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM on Tuesday April 2nd &  Friday April 5th.

During these time periods the bridge will be closed, and no traffic will be permitted to pass over the bridge. Please refer to the Glenora Ferry webpage for information on an alternative route.
Emergency Services are kindly requested to follow the protocol outlined with Aecon should they be required to cross the bridge during these times. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the project website at

Trucks not permitted to cross Argyle Street Bridge in Caledonia

(Last updated: March 13) 

The Argyle Street Bridge, over the Grand River, in Caledonia has been reduced to an 8 tonne load posting and trucks are no longer permitted to cross the bridge. A signed truck route has been established using Highway 6. The 8 tonne load reduction will be in place until the bridge replacement is complete.
Temporary traffic signals are currently being installed at both ends of the bridge to allow emergency service vehicles to cross by travelling down the centre of the bridge. To support signal operation, access from Forfar Street onto Argyle Street is closed to traffic. However, access from Argyle Street onto Forfar Street remains open to traffic. The traffic signals and the one-way Forfar Street closure are expected to be in place until the bridge replacement is completed.
Additional repairs will also be made to the bridge this year to ensure the bridge remains safe and reliable for use by the travelling public, pedestrians and emergency responders until the bridge is replaced. 
The engineering and design work to support the bridge replacement project is ongoing. 
Additional updates will be provided as work progresses.  

Ministry of Transportation and Waze Making Ontario 511 Even Better

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The Ministry of Transportation has partnered with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to make it even easier for Ontario travellers to plan their journeys.

Ontario 511 now publishes crowd-sourced information from Waze such as collisions, congestion, and driving hazards online at This information, combined with ministry-reported data on road conditions, construction, closures, and forecasted weather will give people in Ontario a more complete picture when planning their journey.

Waze provides real-time, anonymous, user and app-generated incident and traffic information to its government partners through its Connected Citizen Program. In exchange, Ontario 511 provides Waze access to its public data on road construction, incidents and closures. Together, Ontario 511 and Waze create one of the most thorough overviews of current road conditions available to people travelling in Ontario