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Public Notice

Keele Street Bridge

Notice of Construction

Update January 21, 2020

North of Teston Road
October 2019 to summer 2020
In the City of Vaughan

The Regional Municipality of York works hard to maintain the excellent condition of our Regional roads for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users.

York Region is rehabilitating the bridge on Keele Street, located 310 metres north of Teston Road, in the City of Vaughan. The rehabilitation work is being conducted to improve the riding surface and prolong the life of the bridge.

Construction began in October 2019 and is expected to be complete by summer 2020. Construction has been paused for the winter and all lanes of Keele Street have been reopened as of January 21, 2020. Construction is expected to resume in April 2020, weather permitting.

When construction resumes, Keele Street will remain open to traffic during construction, and access to residences and businesses will be maintained. In the construction area, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction in order to facilitate construction. Work may also occur during evening/nighttime hours.

Graphic map of Keele Street Bridge Road construction area. For a detailed description contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75889.

York Region will make every effort to minimize disruptions and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Safety is a priority on all Regional construction sites. For everyone’s safety, please reduce your speed through the construction area. Please contact us if you have any safety concerns in and around this site.

If you have any questions regarding this project, contact information is listed below. To better assist you, please quote Keele Street Bridge Work in your inquiry.

To stay informed of project updates, please stay tuned to this webpage or follow #onYRRoads on York Region’s Twitter page.

General Inquiries:
Teresa Vader
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75889

Construction Activity:
Glen Cross
Construction Administrator
Office: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75756

Emergency outside of normal business hours: call York Region’s Roads and Traffic Operations Centre at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75200

Frequently Asked Questions

Why must Keele Street be reduced to one lane each direction?

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction to help facilitate construction. The current construction lane set up continues to provide passage for vehicles, transit buses, cyclists and pedestrians while providing workers a safe area to work on the bridge. This lane set up also helps to reduce the length of construction and the overall cost.

What is the Region doing to alleviate traffic impacts?

In response to traffic concerns along Keele Street during construction, Traffic Signal Operations staff is investigating options to help alleviate impacts to travellers, including:

  •  Reviewing traffic signal timings in the area, and monitoring the traffic conditions on surrounding corridors to determine if adjustments are required
  • Monitoring traffic flow and road disruptions from the Roads and Traffic Operations Centre by utilizing traffic camera coverage in the area; this will assist the Region in making any adjustments to improve traffic operations on the road network

In addition, several electronic message boards have been placed around the area to provide real-time travel alerts to motorists, such as travel time and lane closure information.

To help manage daily commutes during construction, travellers can plan their route in advance by using traffic and navigation tools. York Region provides real-time traffic and road information in open data, used by many app developers.

Why does this work need to occur?

York Region conducts bi-annual inspections of its structures, such as bridges and culverts, to monitor the structure and determine when rehabilitation or replacement work is needed. This bridge was identified for rehabilitation as part of the Region’s bi-annual bridge inspections and priority list.

The rehabilitation work includes: repairs to the bridge deck, soffit (underside of the bridge), abutments (supporting deck) and retaining walls; replacement of the guiderails with concrete barrier walls and asphalt pavement, which will help to prolong the life of the bridge.

Why did this project not start in the spring/summer?

A number of permits had to be obtained before construction could begin, which takes time.

Will access to area properties be maintained?

Keele Street remains open to traffic during construction, and access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

How can I stay informed?

To stay informed of project updates, please visit or follow #onYRRoads on York Region’s Twitter page.

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