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Barnet Highway to close to make way for Evergreen Line construction
A stretch of the Barnet Highway between Ioco and Dewdney Trunk Road will be closed for two weekends in November.
The closure is necessary as part of the construction of the Evergreen Line, with crews pushing a large concrete structure into position under the road adjacent to IoCo Bridge.
"This structure will ultimately contain a portion of the station platform and guideway," said a press release from the Evergreen Rapid Transit Project (EGRT) office. "In order to accomplish this push, the roadway must be temporarily closed as a portion of the roadway above will be removed."
The highway closure will take place on the Remembrance Day long weekend (Nov. 8 to 12) and potentially the following weekend (Nov. 15 to 18).
Two separate detour routes will be in effect for motorists for the duration of the closure and pedestrians and cyclists will be detourted to the Klahanie pedestrian bridge.
A free shuttle for pedestrians will also be available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and will travel from St. Johns Street to the Suter Brook area. Those who wish to use the shuttle can meet it on the north side of St. Johns Street east od Dewdney Trunk Road or to the west of Morrissey Road south of Murray Street.
The shuttle will operate as a continuous service with no set schedule.
There will also be changes to transit service during the closure, details of which can be found at www.translink.ca.
Nearby residents can expect to see construction activities including the use of heavy machinery, road construction and material excavation 24 hours a day while work is under way.
EGRT said every effort will be made to minmize noise.