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road construction PROJECT, EN1286

Big Bay Point Road
Transportation Improvements

Bayview Drive to Huronia Road

The City of Barrie Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan identified Big Bay Point Road as a ​key transportation corridor and recommended several transportation improvements to accommodate growth in Barrie to 2031.

Project Updates

April 28, 2022

The closure of Welham Road has been extended until May 3, 2022. The Huronia Road closure will commence on May 16.

Occasional lane closures controlled by trained traffic control persons continue. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through the construction zone and take the optional detours in place to avoid potential delays.

During the below closures, no traffic is permitted to turn from Big Bay Point Road to travel southbound onto Huronia Road or Welham Road (whichever is closed), and only local traffic is permitted on a portion of the affected road. Access to all businesses remains open, and implemented detours are signed.

Previous Updates

March 24, 2022

The contractor has resumed operations on site. Construction is currently focused on the south side of the road, with a shift to the north side expected at the beginning of the summer. Traffic will be temporarily shifted to the north but two lanes of traffic will remain through the work zone. 

Occasional lane closures controlled by trained traffic control persons can be expected. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through the construction zone and take the optional detours in place to avoid potential delays.

To facilitate construction, the contractor will be fully closing the south legs of the intersections at Huronia Road and Welham Road this spring. Only one road (Huronia or Welham) will be fully closed at a time. During these closures, all traffic will not be permitted to turn from Big Bay Point Road to travel southbound onto Huronia Road or Welham Road (whichever is closed), and only local traffic will be permitted on a portion of the affected road. Access to all businesses will remain open, and detours will be put in place and signed. 

January 28, 2022

On site construction is progressing well. During the winter months the Contractor is proceeding with the temporary signals and permanent illumination upgrades along Big Bay Point Road. Underground infrastructure and road construction will resume in the spring. Utility relocations are wrapping up and will be complete before spring. As always, motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through the construction zone. 

November 18, 2021

On site construction is progressing well. Storm sewer and road construction has been completed at the west end of the project, and the Contractor has shifted its focus to the storm sewer between Huronia Rd and Welham Rd. The Contractor has constructed a temporary widening along Big Bay Point Road to allow traffic two lanes through the construction zone. Traffic between Bayview Dr and Huronia Rd is shifted to the north around the construction activities. Utility relocations continue on the north side of the road. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through the construction zone and take the optional detours in place to avoid potential delays.

October 26, 2021

On site construction is progressing well. The Contractor has temporarily widened and shifted traffic north on Big Bay Point Rd between Bayview Dr and Welham Rd to allow traffic two lanes through the construction zone. Storm sewer and road construction are on going.

Utility relocation work continues along Big Bay Point Rd ​between Welham Rd and Loon Ave.

September 28, 2021

On site construction has started. The Contractor is constructing a temporary widening along Big Bay Point Road to allow traffic two lanes through the construction zone. Traffic between Bayview Dr and Welham Rd can expect to be shifted to the north around the construction activities.

Utility relocation work continues along Big Bay Point between Welham Rd and Loon Ave.      

August 25, 2021

The City hired Mar-King Construction Company Ltd. to complete the work. Pre-construction activities started August 23. Construction is expected to start September 7. Utility relocations have started and will continue until spring 2022. See traffic impacts.

June 2021

The City's Infrastructure Department has completed the design for the widening and reconstruction of Big Bay Point Road from east of Bayview Drive to Huronia Drive. The City has started the public tendering process to hire a contractor to perform the work. The City expects to have a contractor hired in August 2021. Utility relocations have started and will continue until spring 2022.

Project Features

The Big Bay Point Road intersection at Bayview Drive is part of the Harvie Road/Highway 400 Crossing construction project. The improvements to Big Bay Point Road will continue east to Huronia Road.

The designed improvements include:

  • Road Widening from 2 to 5 lanes, including continuous two-way left turn median
  • 1.5m Bicycle lanes with 0.5m buffer on both sides of the road
  • Construction of new curbs, sidewalk and improved drainage systems
  • Watermain replacement
  • Intersection and illumination improvements
  • Illumination modifications on Big Bay Point Rd between Huronia Dr and Yonge St, and on Bayview Dr, from Big Bay Point Rd to 200m South

Schedule

The Big Bay Point Road Transportation Improvements project is expected to be a two year construction project.​

Complete
Undertaking of detailed design and preparation of Tender Ready documents
​2020–2021​Property Acquisition
​2021–2022​Utility Relocations
​August 23, 2021​Pre-construction Activities Start
Sept. 7, 2021Construction Start
​Sept. 7 – Spring 2022​
​Illumination Modifications
​May 28, 2023​Construction End

Traffic Impacts

To facilitate the construction of the new road, occasional lane closures will be in place. Residents can expect delays in traffic movements from 9am to 3pm periodically throughout the construction season. Detour options will be put in place to provide residents an option to avoid the delays.

The Contractor has constructed a temporary widening along Big Bay Point Road to allow traffic two lanes through the construction zone. Traffic between Bayview Dr and Huronia Rd is shifted to the north around the construction activities.

To facilitate construction, the Contractor will be closing the south legs of the intersections at Huronia and Welham this Spring.  During these closures, traffic will not be permitted to turn between Big Bay Point and Ellis for a period of two weeks.  Access to all businesses will remain open and only one road (Huronia or Welham) will be closed at a time.  Detours around the closure will be put in place and signed.  Exact dates of these closures are still to be confirmed.  A minimum of two weeks advanced notice will be provided.  Please monitor the City's Road Closure App and website for updates.  Similar closures of the north legs of the intersections are also expected later this Summer.

​Designed Typical Road Profile


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