Mapleview Drive East construction lays groundwork for development in south Barrie

work required to accommodate future traffic volumes and install needed infrastructure

courtesy City of Barrie

Mapleview Drive East from Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street will be under construction beginning this summer. The work is required to accommodate future traffic volumes and construct important infrastructure that will service development in south Barrie. Drivers should expect significant delays while construction is occurring and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

During construction (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday), Mapleview Drive East from Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street will be restricted to one lane. Two lanes will open at night and on weekends. Barrie Transit Route 8 will be on detour for the duration of the project. Please visit barrie.ca/TransitNotices for details.

When complete, this project will increase the traffic capacity, improve the efficiency of both the sanitary and watermain infrastructure, enhance the storm sewer runoff quality and provide community connectivity and improved quality of life with the installation of the multi-use trail. The installation of lighting will enhance visibility and increase vehicular and pedestrian safety.

Utility work is underway now. During the relocations, lane restrictions may occur. The first phase of construction is anticipated to begin in July and last until December. The entire project will take three construction seasons to complete.

For more information on the project, visit the Mapleview Drive East, Madelaine to Yonge web page via barrie.ca/RoadWork.

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