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As documented in the approved TESR, construction duration is anticipated to take place over 1 year to 1.5 years. Highlights are detailed below:

  • Construction start: Spring 2024

  • Short-term overnight closure of Highway 401: 

    • Bridge Demolition: April 13, 2024​

    • Girder Erection: June 2024

    • Deck Panel Erection: July 2024

  • Complete closure of Dorchester Road at Highway 401: April 2, 2024 - October 2024

  • Highway 401 eastbound on/off ramp closure: July 2024 - October 2024

  • Highway 401 westbound on/off ramp closure: April 2024 - October 2024

  • Construction complete: June 2025.

Construction Timing

Construction Updates

Deck panel erection for the Dorchester Road bridge over Highway 401 is planned to take place on July 11 and 16, 2024, from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am. Full closures of Highway 401, for both westbound and eastbound traffic, are required as outlined below:

  • July 11, 2024 from 10:00 pm - 5:00 am, westbound Highway 401 closures

  • July 16, 2024 from 10:00 pm - 5:00 am, eastbound Highway 401 closures

Eastbound Highway 401 traffic will use the existing Dorchester Road ramps to cross Dorchester Road. Westbound Highway 401 traffic will use the signed detour routes along Westchester Bourne, Cromarty Drive and Elgin Road. More information and a map of the detour routes can be found here under the Highway 401 Detour section.

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