Motorists will have a new way to get from one side of the 400 to the other, starting at 9 p.m. Thursday.
The City of Barrie confirmed on Thursday afternoon the long-awaited Harvie Road crossing, joining Harvie Rd. to the west with Big Bay Point Rd. to the east, will open Thursday night. The project was designed and constructed over the past four years and promises to help reduce traffic congestion in Barrie’s south end.
“This is such a big day for Barrie,” said Mayor Jeff Lehman. “For years, traffic congestion on Mapleview and in the fast-growing south end of the city has been a problem, and this bridge is one of the solutions. One of Council’s priorities was making it easier to get around the city, and today we get to celebrate a new way to get from east to west across the south end of Barrie.”
The bridge has five lanes for vehicle traffic, two separate lanes for bicycles and two sidewalks for pedestrians. The project was designed with clearance for any future widening of the 400.
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