City of Barrie relocating sewer for upcoming bridge replacement


Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Barrie has announced a plan to relocate infrastructure located around the Edgehill/Cedar Pointe Drive/Dunlop Street/Hart Drive area to prepare for the upcoming Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)’s interchange and bridge replacement project at Highway 400 and Dunlop Street.

This sanitary sewer construction project will be starting in the next few weeks, and will take approximately a year to complete.

The work will start on Hart Drive before crossing the highway to Dunlop Street, then work will progress to the Dunlop/Cedar Pointe Drive intersection and will move along to Edgehill Drive. Detours will be in place and Barrie Transit routes 5 and 6 will be detoured during the work.

Cedar Pointe Drive will be closed for about three months.

The project is a key part to prepare for the MTO’s work for the Dunlop Street bridge replacement. At the completion of this project (summer 2024), the MTO will start the Dunlop bridge replacement project, which is expected to take approximately four years to complete.