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Road Construction Project, EN1169

​Tollendal Mill Road: Lovers Creek New Bridge 

A new bridge will be constructed over Lovers Creek in place of the existing steel pipe culvert. This bridge will replace the rusted-out culvert to improve stormwater conveyance and environmental features under Tollendal Mill Road. The project also includes a new watermain crossing that will reinforce the distribution system.

The present corrugated-steel culvert under Tollendal Mill Road has deteriorated and is at the end of its useful life. Based on the 2019 Drainage Master Plan, the existing culvert was found to be undersized for the storm flows experienced in Lovers Creek.

Additionally, the creek banks in this area have suffered significant erosion that has damaged the natural habitat in the creek. Lastly, the new watermain installation in this project will connect the existing dead-ends on either side of the creek to create necessary looping in the water distribution system.

Project Updates

April 2022 

The new bridge is starting to take shape with both east and west abutments nearing completion and the concrete girders waiting to be erected. Stream restoration will continue into the summer. The new watermain extension will start in late spring. Overall, the project schedule has suffered delays over the winter and Tollendal Mill Road is anticipated to be closed through the summer until fall 2022.

Previous Updates

February 2022 

Construction of the new bridge has commenced.  Installation of the piles on the east side of the bridge have been completed and the Contractor is now moving to the west side.  Abutment construction will now start on the east side and the Contractor continues to work towards completing the bridge structure.  Tollendal Mill Road will remain closed until construction is complete in summer 2022.

Fall 2021 

  • ​​The existing culvert has been removed and the natural stream has been constructed.
  • Construction of the new bridge will begin soon with abutment pile installation.
  • Tollendal Mill Road will be closed until construction completion in 2022.

​Project Features​

This project includes the following detailed scope of work:

  • Demolition of the existing culvert;
  • Construction of a new 24m long, 16m wide bridge;
  • Roadwork including minor widening to accommodate the new bridge;
  • Stream realignment and bank restoration of the open channel;
  • New 300mm diameter watermain on the north side of Tollendal Mill Road from Royal Oak Drive to Coxmill Road including a trenchless (tunnel) crossing under Lovers Creek.


Construction Completion:Fall 2022

Affected Services

No service interruptions are anticipated.

Traffic Impacts

Tollendal Mill Road will be closed for the duration of construction. The road closure will extend from approximately 70m west of Cox Mill Road to 250m east of Royal Oak Drive, traffic will be detoured to Hurst Drive from Cox Mill Road. Access to Brentwood Marine will be maintained during construction but will impacted intermittently when work is completed near the entrance. 


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