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Aberdeen Bridge To Be Replaced Over Three Days

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Aberdeen Bridge To Be Replaced Over Three Days

McGuinty Government Investing in Infrastructure, Creating Jobs

Ministry of Transportation

Crews will use groundbreaking technology to lift, move and replace a dual-span bridge - in just three days over the August long weekend.

Preliminary work on the Aberdeen Bridge has already begun and the rapid bridge replacement process will begin the evening of July 30, 2010. Using innovative technology the old bridge will be lifted away and will be replaced with a pre-constructed bridge that has been built nearby. The process will be completed by August 3, 2010. Traditionally, a complete bridge replacement takes nine to 12 months.

This project is the first time the rapid replacement technology has been used over a major highway in Southern Ontario. During construction, drivers are strongly encouraged to plan alternative routes as traffic delays are expected due to road closures.

This bridge replacement is a part of a larger project to repair or replace eight bridges along Highway 403 in Hamilton. This $35.8 million investment will create or sustain approximately 415 jobs. As part of the Open Ontario plan it will help to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and improve the flow of goods and people along this vital corridor.

Quick Facts

  • For a full list of closures and more information about the rapid bridge replacement, visit the MTO Aberdeen website or MTO's Twitterstream.
  • As part of Open Ontario, the Province plans to invest over $32 billion in infrastructure to strengthen the economy. This is creating and sustaining over 300,000 jobs.
  • Speeding fines are doubled in construction zones.
  • This contract was awarded to Dufferin Construction Company of Oakville, Ontario

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“Our continuing support of innovative technology is a part of the Open Ontario plan. Our investment in our integrated transportation network will create jobs and strengthen our economy.”

Kathleen Wynne

Minister of Transportation

“This is exciting news for the City of Hamilton. The upcoming rapid bridge replacement will highlight the great work that is being done by Ontarians for Ontarians.”

Sophia Aggelonitis

MPP Hamilton Mountain

“By reducing the amount of time needed to replace the Aberdeen Bridge, we are ensuring a smoother flow of traffic, which will benefit the community and the local economy.”

Ted McMeekin

MPP Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

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