Ontario Construction News staff writer
The provincial government has announced it will spend $37.3 million to build la new Highway 89 bridge and Highway 400 interchange improvements in Innisfil in Simcoe County, south of Barrie. The new construction will replace 70-year-old infrastructure.
“On this highway alone, more than 17,000 vehicles cross the Highway 89 bridge per day, and 90,000 drivers rely on this stretch of Highway 400 everyday to get them where they need to go safely and on time,” Barrie-Innisfil MPP Andrea Khanjin said last Thursday.
“This bridge was built in 1950,” she said. “I believe it’s about time to get working on the building of a new bridge.”
Pre-construction started in April. In addition to the new bridge over highway 400, there will be reconfigured and improved interchange ramps, and a reconstructed carpool lot, moving the lot to the interchange’s north-west side, orilliamatters.com has reported.
The Fermar Paving Ltd. project is expected to be completed by 2021.