One-way stretch of 7th Line of Innisfil a work in progress since 2018

"design-related challenges" contributing to delay

The 7th Line of Innisfil has been one-way only between Yonge Street and the 10th Line since July 2018. The Town is hoping it’ll be fixed by next year.

A section of the roadway was reduced to one westbound lane following a cold winter and rainy spring that eroded part of the pavement. A subsequent environmental assessment, completed in November 2018, determined the land underneath can continue to support two lanes.

image courtesy Google Maps

However, to widen the road and reconstruct it to current design standards, tree removal was required. The Town needed to conduct a full tree inventory in the area to ensure any at-risk species be identified and preserved. The inventory was also required to minimize the number of trees to be removed.

Following the inventory, the town said tree removal was scheduled to begin in March 2021 to make sure the trees were gone before the season’s bird nesting window.

The Town says construction was scheduled to take place following that, running through the summer into the fall of this year. That said, a town spokesperson tells Barrie 360 the project is facing design-related challenges and delays. Innisfil Town Hall is working with the consultant on the project to expedite the final design.

As of now, construction is slated to being in spring, 2022.

Feature and body images: Brett Glover, Barrie 360

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