Starting on Wednesday, May 11, Highway 1 Westbound Exit 7/Westmount Road/Westridge Avenue will be closed until approximately August 30. This is being done to allow for the tunnelling works to install the stormwater diversion crossings underneath Highway 1.
As a result of the closure, westbound traffic seeking to exit Highway 1 at Exit 7/Westmount Road/Westridge Avenue will be detoured via Highway 1 Exit 4/Woodgreen Drive/Headland Drive.
Drivers are advised to follow the detour route posted on construction signage.
Highway 1 westbound on-ramp Exit 8/Cypress Bowl Road will also be closed for approximately nine weeks, starting on Monday, May 16 to allow for the installation of the East Leg of the stormwater diversion system.
This closure will impact traffic seeking to enter Highway 1 westbound at on-ramp Exit 8/Cypress Bowl Road. Drivers are advised to follow the posted construction signage.
Blasting work will begin on the north side of Highway 1, adjacent to the Exit 7 westbound off-ramp on Monday, May 16. Blasting is required to create an entry point for the east stormmain crossing, and all work will be carefully considered and kept to a minimum. It is anticipated that blasting will take two to three weeks, or as required by ground conditions. All blasting will be overseen by a qualified professional working within the best practices guide for urban blasting operations and will be completed in accordance with District regulations and bylaws.