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Construction Progress

Construction progress in 2018 included:

  • Construction and opening of Gaetz Avenue bridge
  • Construction and opening of southbound Highway 2 bridge over Taylor Drive
  • Completion and opening of northbound and southbound collector-distributor bridges over Taylor Drive
  • Demolition of old northbound Highway 2 bridge over Taylor Drive
  • Opening of permanent alignment for Gaetz Avenue northbound
  • Completion of two remaining MSE walls
  • Opening of roundabout at Leva Avenue
  • Closure of Gasoline Alley West frontage road

A significant amount of bridge work was completed in 2017, including:

  • Opening of the new northbound Highway 2 bridge over Taylor Drive
  • Construction of the northbound collector-distributor road bridge over Taylor Drive (80% complete)
  • Construction of the southbound collector-distributor road bridge over Taylor Drive (60% complete)
  • Demolition of the Gaetz Avenue bridge
  • Demolition of the old southbound Highway 2 bridge
  • Construction of the abutments for the southbound Gaetz Avenue bridge
  • Pier construction for the Gaetz Avenue bridge

Other accomplishments for 2017 included:

  • Construction and opening of the new northbound and southbound lanes along Highway 2
  • Some widening of the existing Highway 2
  • Construction of the majority of the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls (2 short sections remain to be constructed)
  • Street lighting replacement at the Highway 2 / 32 Street interchange
  • Construction of high mast street lights in the median of Highway 2
  • Grading of the roundabout at Leva Avenue
  • Grading work for the northbound and southbound collector-distributor roads

Construction progress in 2016 included:

  • Temporary traffic signals installed at Highway 2A (Taylor Drive) interchange ramp to provide detour access to Highway 2 southbound
  • Grading work began in the median of Highway 2
  • Foundation piles were driven for Taylor Drive and Gaetz Avenue bridges
  • Noise berm adjacent to Waskasoo Estates was constructed
  • Wick drains and storm pipe installation
  • Construction of temporary retaining walls