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Culvert replacement on Highway 35 south of Lindsay begins September 25

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A portion of Highway 35 will be temporarily fully-closed to traffic for approximately 40 calendar days, between September 25 and November 17, as crews work to replace the Stoney Creek culvert.

This Provincial project will include work at Highway 35, 5.6 kilometres south of Lindsay, and Highway 7 at Mount Horeb Road. Construction will span 0.15 kilometres.

According to the Province, approximately 8,650 vehicles travel this section of Highway 35 in a day, increasing to 10,300 during summer periods.

The purpose of this project is to replace the Stoney Creek culvert using an appropriate and cost-effective strategy. The project includes:

  • removal of existing culvert
  • removal of existing cast-in-place (CIP) concrete open footing culvert and footings
  • construction of new two-cell precast concrete culvert and retaining walls
  • placement of new steel beam guide rail
  • reinstatement of the pavement structure and pavement markings
  • intersection improvements on Highway 7 at Mt. Horeb Road (City of Kawartha Lakes Road 31)

During the closure of Highway 35, traffic will be diverted onto an off-site signed detour using Mount Horeb Road and Highway 7.  Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Highway 7 and Mount Horeb Road.

This project is expected to be completed, with the exception of surface paving, this fall. The final completion date of May 25, 2018 will allow the contractor to complete the surface paving requirements.

The replacement of the Highway 35 Stoney Creek Culvert has been identified as a Group “C” project under the Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Group “C” projects have minimal and predictable environmental effects that are readily mitigated and are approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, subject to a screening. An Environmental Screening Document has been prepared, summarizing the environmental assessment process completed.

A CKL Noise By-Law exemption has been received to accelerate the construction schedule by permitting work to occur at night, on Sundays and statutory holidays as required between September 25, 2017 and November 17, 2017.

A CKL By-Law to prohibit commercial truck traffic on Hillhead Road and other potentially effected roads may be implemented during construction. In this case, CKL Police will assign a paid duty officer to periodically patrol the area to enforce the By-Law.

A temporary satellite ambulance station will be provided in Pontypool to ensure target times to rural emergencies can be met.

All entrances near the culvert location will remain open and accessible at all times during construction.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Brandao, P. Eng.
Project Engineer, Planning and Design
Ministry of Transporation
1355 John Counter Boulevard
Postal Bag 4000
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 5A3
1-800-267-0295 extension 4741


Brad Craig, P. Eng.
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
130 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 1400
London, Ontario, N6A 5R2
1-888-345-5668 extension 1318

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