If you have been commuting down Highway 417 in the west end of the city, you have probably noticed the major construction activity on the north side of the 417 between Woodroffe Avenue and Moodie Drive.
Stage 2 crews have been working hard to make space for the LRT to run on the north side of the highway along the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor. To facilitate future tracks and stations, select ramps at Pinecrest and Moodie interchanges must be re-built and/or shifted in order to accommodate construction activities for the guideway.
One of this year’s exciting milestones will take place at the Highway 417 Pinecrest Road interchange when crews demolish a piece of Pinecrest Road and slide in a new bridge to make way for future LRT tracks.
So far, the westbound on-ramp from southbound Pinecrest Road has been shifted making space for the new precast bridge that has been constructed next to Pinecrest Road. The pre-cast bridge will slide into place over a five-day road closure. Signed detours will be in place and a free shuttle service for pedestrians and cyclists will run between bus stop Highway 417 / Greenbank (4081) and the Pinecrest Bus Station (3019).