Big Bay Point Road Transportation Improvements

Type
Road Construction
Project No
EN1286
Status
In Progress
Estimated Completion
2023

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The City's Transportation Master Plan identified Big Bay Point Road as a key transportation corridor and recommended several transportation improvements to accommodate growth in Barrie. Construction for this project takes place from Bayview Drive to Huronia Road.

Project Updates

October 31, 2022

Big Bay Point Road is officially 5 lanes! After two construction seasons the Contractor recently opened up the new lanes along Big Bay Point Road between Bayview Dr and Huronia Rd. Over the next month you may still see the occasional lane closure as the Contractor tidies up some deficiency and restoration work; however, the contract will be substantially complete by the end of the month, and the roadway is fully opened to the public. The City would like to thank all residents and businesses for their patience during the construction period.

The contractor will be returning next spring to place the top lift of asphalt and final line markings. 

    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
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    Big Bay Point road profile
     Designed Typical Road Profile

    Schedule

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

    2020–2021Property Acquisition (complete)
    2021–2022Utility Relocations (complete)
    August 23, 2021Pre-construction Activities Start
    Sept. 7, 2021Construction Start
    Sept. 7, 2021 – Spring 2022Illumination Modifications (complete)
    May 28, 2023Construction End