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Highway 27 Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge

Replacement and Road Improvements

Photo Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Highway 27.

Highway 27 Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge Replacement in the City of Vaughan.

The Regional Municipality of York is investing in building a safe, efficient and reliable Regional transportation network for all users. Improvements to the roadway and the Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge on Highway 27 will commence December 2019 to accommodate growth and provide more travel options for all.

The Canadian Pacific Rail Bridge on Highway 27, south of Rutherford Road, has reached the end of its service life and is in need of replacement. Additional road improvements are also required to accommodate future growth and development. Bridge and road improvements are expected to be completed by spring 2022.

Please note: this work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or delays related to COVID-19 Public Health guidelines. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible.

Graphic Map Highway 27 Rail Bridge Improvements Location. For a detailed description please contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75923.

Bridge replacement work includes:

  • Constructing a new railway bridge immediately south of the existing bridge
  • Replacing the existing bridge, once the new railway bridge is open

Road improvements include:

  • Building a four-lane roadway with a platform that can accommodate a future six-lane roadway
  • Installing sidewalks on the east side of the road from Royal Parkway to Martin Grove Road, with new lighting
  • Storm sewer improvements

Future Road Closures

In order to facilitate construction for this project, weekend road closures will be required throughout the construction period. Local access will be maintained for properties within the closed section. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible.

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.

Safety

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


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Rehabilitated roads and new structures, ensuring a safer commute for all road users
  • New sidewalks on the east side of the road from Royal Parkway to Martin Grove Road, with enhanced lighting will provide more travel options for all users

Any road/lane closures associated with this project?

  • In order to facilitate construction for this project, future weekend road closures will be required throughout the construction period. Local access will be maintained for properties within the closed section. York Region will provide advance notice whenever possible
  • The future weekend road closures will be on Highway 27 between Rutherford Road and Martin Grove Road. Local traffic will be permitted to Royalpark Way.
    • The hours of the closures will be between Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.
  • Two traffic lanes for each direction will be maintained on Highway 27 at all times except as follows:
    • Southbound lanes may reduce to one lane between 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Northbound lanes may reduce to one lane between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What is the timing residents will see construction happening?

  • Construction will be taking place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays
  • Construction will be taking place 24 hours a day during the future weekend road closures

Why doesn’t construction happen at night?

  • Night time driving provides limited visibility to a motorist and therefore, if construction were to take place at night, this would cause a potential safety hazard for a motorist
  • Night time construction is unsafe for a contractor to work due to lack of visibility and utilizing heavy machinery
  • The construction site is adjacent to resident areas and noise restrictions are in place during construction
  • The only exception when construction will happen at night are during the weekend road closures as no through traffic will be permitted

What are some of the detour options?

  • During the future weekend road closures, traffic control measures and a detour plan will be implemented to mitigate traffic around the project area
  • Detour signage will be installed to divert traffic onto Regional roads, not local roads, when required
What is the length of service life for a railway bridge?
  • The anticipated service life of a bridge is 75 years
  • The CP Rail Bridge structure was built in 1938

How is the natural environment considered during construction?

  • Trees will need to be removed to accommodate construction of the new bridges. Every tree within the construction zone has been inventoried and tree protection fencing will be installed to protect the trees not designated for removal
  • Trees that are removed will be replaced at approximately a 3:1 ratio with new trees. The Region will plant as many trees as possible within the existing road allowance and the rest will be replaced on other Region or TRCA land. The trees being removed are utilized for lumber, firewood or bedding material at farms
  • At the end of construction, the Region’s Natural Heritage and Forestry group will plant a variety of deciduous trees, coniferous trees and shrubs in compensation for the trees that had to be removed

Is a six-lane roadway part of the scope of this project?

  • The bridge will be constructed with a length that will support a future six-lane roadway. The construction of the six-lane roadway is not within the scope of this project

Can pedestrians and cyclists still use the road?

Yes. Pedestrians and cyclists can still use the roadway

We’re here to answer your questions. Accessible formats of this newsletter or communication supports are available upon request.

General Inquiries:
Vanessa Savelli
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75923
Email: transportation@york.ca

Construction Activity:
Matthew Jebb
Construction Administrator
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75233
Email: transportation@york.ca


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