December 22, 2014
Improvements to Cundles Road are now substantially complete with the new signals at Lions Gate Blvd. expected to be in service in January. Work is also substantially complete on the new JC Massie Way as well as the Highway 400 northbound exit ramps at Duckworth Street.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised that there will be no changes to traffic patterns through Cundles Road, Duckworth Street or the Highway 400 entrance and exit ramps for the remainder of the winter.
The formwork and reinforcing steel for the southbound Highway 400 Duckworth Street overpass bridge deck is complete and has been tarped over, ready for the concrete to be cast when warmer weather returns in a few months.
General construction activity will be minimal through the winter months.
September 15, 2014
Installation of the structural concrete box girders for the new Southbound Highway 400 structure has been scheduled to commence the evening of Monday, September 22, 2014. This work is to occur during night time hours to minimize traffic impacts and to maximize safety.
Duckworth Street will be closed in both directions at the bridge site, with Bell Farm Road and St. Vincent Street as the designated detour. The interchange ramps will remain open with the exception of the Duckworth Street Westbound to Southbound Highway 400 Ramp due to it passing under the bridge. Southbound Highway 400 can be accessed via Bayfield Street or from Cundles Road East.
Planned closure dates and times are as follows:
- Monday, September 22 from 10:00pm to 5:00am Tuesday;
- Tuesday, September 23 from 10:00pm to 5:00am Wednesday;
- Wednesday, September 24 from 10:00pm to 5:00am Thursday; and,
- Thursday, September 25 from 10:00pm to 5:00am Friday.
September 5, 2014
Construction work at Duckworth and Cundles may cause delays this weekend. Cundles Road to the Southbound Highway 400 ramp is expected to reopen this evening. Once this occurs, Cundles Road traffic will be permanently rerouted to the new curved alignment and Little Lake Drive will only be accessible from the new JC Massie Way. Signage will be posted to direct traffic through the area however, drivers should expect
August 29, 2014
JC Massie Way Construction is progressing with concrete curb and gutter installation. Works surrounding the stormwater management pond include landscaping and the retaining wall at the outlet structure. Structural work continues on the Highway 400 Southbound bridge with the recent concrete pour at the south abutment.
Cundles Road to Southbound Highway 400 ramp realignment has encountered an unforeseen conflict and reopening has been delayed until September 5, 2014. Detour signage is still in place and Cundles Road. Motorists destined for Southbound Highway 400 are advised to use Cundles Road and Bayfield Street to access the Highway. Duckworth traffic to Southbound Highway 400 is unaffected.
August 15, 2014
Cundles Road construction is progressing with the completion of base asphalt from Livingstone to the MTO property limit. The Stormwater Management Pond is functionally complete and receiving storm flows. JC Massie Way construction is on target with recent completion of the retaining wall and granular base. Work continues on the Highway 400 Southbound structure, and ramp realignments are progressing well.
Please note that the ramp from Cundles Road to Southbound Highway 400 is closed from August 16, 2014 to August 29, 2014 for reconstruction. Detour signage will be in place and Cundles Road Motorists destined for Southbound Highway 400 are advised to use Cundles Road and Bayfield Street to access the Highway. Duckworth traffic to Southbound Highway 400 is unaffected.
July 11, 2014
Cundles Road traffic has been switched to the newly constructed south side, with work moving to the north side. New streetlighting on Cundles is expected to be energized in the coming weeks. The Stormwater Management Pond is nearing completion with final touchups happening on the side slopes and the clay liner before the storm sewers are permanently diverted into the pond.
The Highway 400 Southbound structure is rising out of the ground; construction of the centre piers progressing well and preparations for the two abutments well underway at the footing level.
April 3, 2014
Work has now restarted after a long winter season with preparations commencing for construction of the proposed southbound Highway 400 bridge structure. Limited access points to the work areas for bridge construction will see disruptions to traffic along Duckworth Street on either side of Highway 400.
Roadworks on Cundles Road and JC Massie Way are still essentially on hold until the snow melts. Various drainage components have been completed at the Stormwater Management Pond and the outflow channel, with work continuing as the weather permits.
With the restart of construction operations, delays should be expected. The City advises motorists to exercise added caution while driving through work zones and to reduce speeds. Alternate routes should be used to avoid the area where possible.
January 31, 2014
Temporary support and preparatory works for construction of the Southbound Highway 400 bridge structure is expected to commence as early as Monday, February 3, 2014 with crews having already mobilized in the past week. Widening of Cundles Road, construction of the Stormwater Management Pond and embankments for JC Massie Way are on hold pending an improvement in the weather, with possible work happening on the access road behind the pond starting as early as Monday, February 3, 2014. Winter maintenance of the gravel path along the north side of Cundles Road is still limited; pedestrians are urged to find alternative routes.