Project Update from the Ministry of Transportation (Updated March 26, 2018):
Contract 2015-2016 includes the rehabilitation of five (5) bridges at the interchange of Highway 420 and the QEW, the resurfacing and the median reconstruction on Highway 420 in Niagara Falls. The contract is a two-year contract that was awarded to Rankin Construction in Spring 2016. Construction commenced in Spring 2016 and had an anticipated completion date of Fall 2017. During the project, several difficulties were encountered when working on the bridge structures due to unforeseen and varying conditions. The structural engineers from the ministry and the ministry's design consultant have analyzed and developed revised procedures to correct these issues, which ultimately caused significant delays to the project.
All of the ramps in the QEW/420 interchange are now open. Single lane closures are anticipated between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. over the next few weeks while the MTO completes this project.
The QEW lane closure Toronto-bound may be reinstated if required for access to the area under the bridges.
For more information, please contact:
Katherine Kirkpatrick, Principal Contract Administrator