The Regional Municipality of Durham has announced several road restriction – both ongoing and upcoming – in Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Brock and Scugog.
Eastbound lane restrictions on Bloor Street: The Regional Municipality advised residents of lane restrictions on Bloor Street (Regional Road 22) in the community of Courtice in the Municipality of Clarington.
- When: August 9 to November. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
- Where: Bloor Street (Regional Road 22), from Townline Road South to Prestonvale Road, in Courtice.
- Why: Lane restrictions will be in place to safely install a new watermain.
Note: The Region realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers are asked to exercise caution for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and work crews.
Wilson Road South in Oshawa: The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents of a full road closure of Wilson Road South, between Olive Avenue and Shakespeare Avenue, in the City of Oshawa.
- When: August 16 to 20. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
- Where: Wilson Road South (Regional Road 35), between Olive Avenue (Regional Road 59) and Shakespeare Avenue, in Oshawa.
- Why: To safely install water and sanitary services.
Note: Traffic detour signs will be posted in advance of the closure. Businesses in the area will remain open throughout the construction.
Intermittent lane restrictions on Brock Street North: The Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with the Town of Whitby, is advising residents of lane restrictions on Brock Street North in Whitby.
- When: Intermittent lane restrictions will be in place from now until December 2022. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.
- Where: Brock Street North from 350 metres south of Manning Road (Regional Road 48) to north of Rossland Road (Regional Road 28) in the Town of Whitby.
- Why: Lane restrictions will be in place for road reconstruction, widening, realignment, traffic signals, illumination, storm sewer, watermain and sanitary sewers.
Note: Businesses in the area will remain open throughout the construction. For a helpful overview of what businesses can expect during construction, including tips on how to minimize the inconvenience on your business, please visit: durham.ca/OpenForBusiness.
Lane restrictions on Lake Ridge Road: The Regional Municipality announced lane restrictions on Lake Ridge Road (Regional Road 23) in the Township of Brock.
- When: Ongoing until September 24.
- Where: Lake Ridge Road (Regional Road 23), from south of Concession Road 10 to south of Regional Road 12, in Brock.
- Why: To complete road rehabilitation work in a safe and efficient manner.
Jobb Road Bridge closure and Edgerton Road Bridge weight limits
The Township of Scugog has had to close the bridge on Jobb Road, approximately 900 metres east of Regional Road 57, for safety reasons due to the deteriorated condition of the bridge. Staff are working on a design for the replacement of the bridge and the construction of the new bridge is currently in the forecast for 2023. This timing will be reviewed again during the preparation of the Township’s 2022 Capital Budget. During the closure, through traffic is advised to take Highway 7A.
In addition, the bridge on Edgerton Road between McLaughlin Road and Cartwright East Quarter Line will have load restrictions based on the current condition of the bridge. This bridge is 96 years old and will also need to be replaced in the near future. Based on the structural evaluation, the weight restrictions for this bridge will be:
- 8 tonnes for a single-unit vehicle;
- 14 tonnes for a two-unit vehicle; and
- 19 tonnes for a vehicle train
- Heavier vehicles are advised to take an alternative route on Highway 7A.
The township apologized for any inconvenience that this may cause. Despite the recent increases in funding for infrastructure projects, there is still a large gap between what needs to be done and the funding available. Council and staff will continue to look for ways to increase available funding for bridge and road projects through savings in other areas, continued dedicated road levy and grant opportunities with other levels of government.