A $42-million Highway 400 interchange improvement project may mean delays for those of you travelling to and from the Barrie Campus. You may have noticed last week that construction began on Cundles Road as part of the first phase.
Cundles Road widening
The contractor is currently working at the side of Cundles Road preparing stormwater drains and the site. Soon, work will begin on widening Cundles Road to five lanes from Livingstone Street to Duckworth Street. Eventually, bike lanes and a sidewalk will be added on both sides.
In general, the contractor is required to provide at least one lane for vehicular traffic in each direction and at least one sidewalk through the construction site as the project proceeds.
Additional project highlights
Widening Duckworth Street to five lanes from Cundles Road to Bernick Drive/Rose Street
Adding a bike lane in each direction from Cundles Road to Bell Farm Road
Changing the Cundles Road-Duckworth Street intersection into a curve with the Highway 400 southbound off-ramp “teeing” into the curve
Adding turning lanes between the Highway 400 off-ramps to create a seven lane roadway under Highway 400
Replacing the existing Highway 400 bridge structure with a longer span to accommodate the wider Duckworth Street
?The project is a partnership between the City of Barrie and provincial and federal governments. It is expected to last up to three years. Please be prepared for and expect delays.
Full project details can be found on the City of Barrie website. Georgian will provide regular updates as the project continues.