BRADFORD, ONT. — Construction is starting on a bridge crossing over the future Bradford Bypass, the Ontario Government announced today (Nov. 9).
The four-lane freeway will connect Highway 400 and Highway 404 in Simcoe County and York Region.
Brennan Paving & Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract to design and construct the new bridge in April. It will allow County of Simcoe Road 4 (Yonge Street) between 8th Line and 9th Line to cross over the future Bradford Bypass. The project will also include widening County Road 4 from two to four lanes.
To promote efficiencies between the Bradford Bypass project and the County of Simcoe’s planned expansion work on County Road 4, an agreement is in place to better co-ordinate the construction approach, indicates a release.
“This Bypass is needed and welcomed by the roadbuilding industry as more than $785 million of goods per day move on Ontario’s highways, making the transportation system the backbone of our export-driven economy,” said Kevin Machej, president of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association, in a statement.
“Furthermore, the Bradford Bypass will relieve congestion on existing east-west roads in Bradford and provide a northern connection between Highway 400 and Highway 404, saving time and reducing greenhouse gases. The bypass will significantly contribute to Ontario’s growing economy by creating jobs during construction, connecting people to major employment areas and attracting more businesses to the region.”