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Construction Project

Hurst Drive Reconstruction

The City of Barrie Engineering Department is completing the detail design for the reconstruction for Hurst Drive from Cox Mill Road to Golden Meadow Road. Due to poor drainage conditions, the road has severe rutting and multiple t​ransverse depressions, resulting in poor ride quality. A geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation was completed between Cox Mill Road and Golden Meadow Road, and a full-depth reconstruction of the roadway structure was recommended. As part of this contract, the City has also included Asphalt Resurfacing on Hurst Drive from Bay Lane to Cox Mill Road.

Project Features

  • Full-depth reconstruction of roadway structure with improved drainage characteristics, from Cox Mill Road to Golden Meadow Road
  • New curb and gutter with larger diameter sub-drain, from cox Mill Road to Golden Meadow Road
  • Asphalt resurfacing, from Bay Lane to Cox Mill Road (short duration, open to traffic)
  • Driveway restorations
  • New pedestrian ramps and tactile walking plates at intersections
  • Extended concrete bus pads
  • Local road closure, construction staging to minimize impacts
  • Bus routes will be detoured throughout construction


Construction is commencing in late July 2019 and it is anticipated that the project will be completed in October 2019​.

Project Updates

​October 23, 2019
  • Surfacing asphalt paving is now complete along with the majority of the line painting work.
  • The local road closure on Hurst Drive between Cox Mill Road and Golden Meadow Road is now over and the road is open to all traffic.
  • The Contractor is currently finishing up some remaining restoration and site cleanup work as well as the outstanding line painting.
October 10, 2019
  • Surface asphalt paving will be completed in both the full reconstruction and resurfacing sections by Friday October 11, 2019.

  • The road closure signage between Coxmill Road and Golden Meadow Road will be removed after the line painting work is completed and it is anticipated that this will also be done by the end of Friday October 11, 2019.

  • Sod restorations and the remaining concrete sidewalk and bus pad work will be completed next week (week of October 15, 2019).

August 26, 2019
The Contractor has completed the excavation, subdrain installation and Granular 'B' road subbase placement on the west side of the road.

The Contractor is currently working on the excavation, subdrain installation and Granular 'B' road subbase placement on the east side of the road and it is anticipated that this work will be done by early to mid-next week (week of September 2, 2019). The construction of new curbs will then follow.

July 24, 2019
Construction is commencing July 25th and a local road closure between Cox Mill Road and Gold Meadow Road will be s​et up.
Traffic Impacts
During reconstruction, Hurst Drive will be closed to through traffic from Cox Mill Road to Golden Meadow Road, but the roadway will remain open to local traffic. The project will be staged in phases to minimize the disruption to residents. The construction between Cox Mill and Golden Meadow will include full depth reconstruction of the road and curbs.  This work will therefore entail significant construction and be the majority of duration of the project.  The construction between Bay Lane and Cox Mill will only be a partial depth asphalt rehabilitation.  This will only therefore be a few weeks of construction and will occur towards the end of the project.  Delays can be expected as the work progresses.

Properties can anticipate the construction of temporary granular ramps at the front of driveways to allow for access as the road is constructed. Properties can also anticipate a short term driveway closure as the curb and gutter is installed past the driveways. Advance notice of the driveway closure will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was this section of Hurst not completed in 2017, along with the section from Golden Meadow to Big Bay Point ?

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