Eastbound traffic on Highway 402 will be detoured around overpass rehab work

First phase will begin April 3; project will be completed mid-November, say officials

Beginning April 3, non-commercial traffic on Highway 402 heading eastbound from the Blue Water Bridge will detour around work being done on the overpass with only a single lane of traffic dedicated to trucks staying on the highway.

The work is part of a project that will include rehabilitation of underpasses at Blackwell Sideroad and Waterworks Road. The work has been awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to McLean Taylor Construction Ltd. at a cost of $2.6 million.

The project includes removal and repair of concrete which has deteriorated over time, with the goal being to extend the service life of the bridge.

Mike Berkvens, director of Engineering with the City of Sarnia, has told City Council that all of the work is expected to be completed by mid-November.

The MTO is working with officials at the Blue Water Bridge to install signage for all Canadian-bound traffic.

Bluewater Power will be working on adjustments to traffic signal timing intended to give priority to traffic coming off the highway.

Blackwell Sideroad at Highway 402 will be closed during the summer, with traffic being detoured using Lakeshore Road, Modeland Road, and London Line.

Waterworks Road at Highway 402 will close between April and July. The detour route will be Lakeshore Road, Mandaumin Road, and London Line.

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