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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 (MMATMP) identified Big Bay Point Road as a ​key transportation corridor and recommended several transportation improvements to accommodate growth in Barrie to 2031.

Project Updates

October 07, 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.

Previous Updates

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 0.6m 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 – Nov. 12, 2021​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.

Full closures at the intersection of Big Bay Point Road and Huronia Road, and Big Bay Point Road and Welham Road can also be expected occasionally throughout the construction seasons. These closures will be limited to weekends, and residents and motorists will be provided with advanced notice using construction information signs. Detour options will be put in place to provide motorists alternative routes around the closures.

​Designed Typical Road Profile

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