King Road grade seperation work limits access and traffic for six week period

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  March 8, 2012    King Road is getting all kinds of attention in terms of traffic restrictions. Phase 2 of the King Road Grade Separation Project will begin on March 12, 2012. This phase of the project involves the installation of round steel concrete-filled tubes to form an interlocking wall on the west side of King Road, south of the CN Rail crossing and north of the CN Rail, west of King Road.

Grade separation work will limit access and traffic on King Road for six weeks.

That means King Road will be closed for about six weeks beginning on March 12, 2012 from north of Enfield Road to 1135 King Rd. (IKEA Parcel Pick Up).  Pedestrian access through the closure (across the CN Rail) will be maintained.  Detours to Brant Street and Waterdown Road will be marked.

The construction work will consist of  piles drilled into the ground; a steel sleeve put in place and then filled with concrete.  This process is moderately noisy. Work will be done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.

It’s going to be a little on the messy side in that part of the city for the next while.

A grade separation is going in at the CN line on King Road. Expect construction to impede the flow of traffic while the city, CN and every public utility gets involved with what is a significant engineering task that will culminate during the Thanksgiving weekend. The project will also involve a widening of the bridge of the QEW.

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