Relief for Barrie’s south end is on its way!
Mayor Jeff Lehman, council members, and City of Barrie staff gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the future Highway 400 crossing. The bridge will connect Harvie Road to Big Bay Point Road across Highway 400. The bridge will help reduce traffic congestion in Barrie’s south end and support business growth in the area.
The $50 million project includes a five-lane bridge crossing over Highway 400 between Veteran’s Drive and Bayview Drive. There will be buffered bike lanes and sidewalks on Harvie Rd as well as paving and concrete median barriers. The crossing is expected to open to traffic in the Fall of 2020.
Colliers Project Leaders is working with City staff, the prime consultant and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to manage design, contract administration and inspection services. The project will require MTO encroachments for both the initial engineering work (geotechnical/foundation investigations) and encroachment permits for the construction phase. We are also assisting the City and MTO in finalizing legal and cost-sharing agreements between them and are working to identify opportunities to accelerate the project schedule.
We look forward to working with the City of Barrie on another exciting infrastructure project.