Section Of Wyandotte Closed For Repairs

Looking east along Wyandotte Street at Crawford, the road is closed as part of a three month bridge rehabilitation project.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Looking east along Wyandotte Street at Crawford, the road is closed as part of a three month bridge rehabilitation project.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Rehabilitation to a bridge over the west end rail yards will keep Wyandotte closed for at least three months from Crawford in the west to Caron in the east. Work on the project will be done in two phases.

On April 17 the eastbound lanes were shutdown. Once the work on the south side of the bridge is completed, the north side, westbound lane will be closed while simultaneously the eastbound will be reopened.

This pot hole on the Wyandotte Street bridge is the least of the problems leading to the reconstruction project.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

This pot hole on the Wyandotte Street bridge is the least of the problems leading to the reconstruction project.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The work to be done is extensive.

A request for tenders revealed the scope will include removing the, “… existing bridge deck waterproofing, pavement, approach slabs, ballast walls, and expansion joint system. Partial depth concrete removals and repairs to abutments, wing-walls, deck, soffit, and fascia. Bridge jacking and removal and replacement of existing bearing pads. Construction of new approach slabs, ballast walls, expansion joint system, and bridge deck waterproofing and paving.”

The Wyandotte Street bridge, between Caron and Crawford, spans an active Canadian Pacific Railway shunting yard.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The Wyandotte Street bridge, between Caron and Crawford, spans an active Canadian Pacific Railway shunting yard.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The bridge allows Wyandotte traffic to cross over the northern extreme of the Canadian Pacific shunting yard, which extends from University Avenue to Tecumseh Road. The lowest bid to carry-out the work was from Front Construction Industries. The bid was $1,129,600.

Amico Infrastructures was highest at $1, 676,700.

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Robert Tuomi
After initially succeeding as a broadcast journalist and achieving senior level assignments, Robert branched out into marketing communications. As a senior executive, primarily in the high-tech industry, Robert created award-winning and comprehensive, multi-faceted initiatives to enhance sales and expand market awareness for some of the largest companies in their fields.Email Robert Tuomi
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