Metrolinx road work at Salem Road/Highway 401 ramp in Ajax re-scheduled to next week

Published February 2, 2023 at 4:52 pm

Scheduled road closures in Ajax for today (February 2) through Monday for electrical work related to the expansion of service in Durham has been re-scheduled to February 9-13.

The work –  which will all be performed at night – will mean a little pain now for relief later as Metrolinx expands all its services to 10,000 trips a week on the Lakeshore East Line, transforming the rail network from a commuter service into an all-day rapid transit system, and builds four new stations in Oshawa (2), Courtice and Bowmanville.

Trans Power will be mobilizing along Salem Road at the Hwy 401 off-ramp during the from February 9-13 and again on February 26 dates with closures necessary to complete the work.

Crews will be on site at variable shift times with closures depending on what work is required.  There will be traffic controls set up as well as signage to indicate the closure as well as detour routes for traffic travelling along Highway 401 as well as along Salem Road.

February 9-13:

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. with two crew shifts per day. Two left lane (northbound turn) closure of the off-ramp of Highway 401 eastbound and one left turn lane to southbound Salem Road at the Highway 401 westbound off-ramp.

February 26-March 3

  • 8 a.m.-6 a.m. One night crew shift only and road conditions to be open at the end of the shift. There will be a full closure of the crossing at the eastbound Highway 401 off-ramp to Salem Road.

The work schedule may be delayed and/or changed with unforeseen adverse winter weather conditions.

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