Avonmore Road overpass open next week, county says

A section of Avonmore Road is closed for the replacement of the Highway 401 overpass on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The county says it's been told by the MTO that the road will open next week. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SD&G – The United Counties of SD&G say the overpass on Avonmore Road should be open to traffic “the week of June 4th.”

That’s following a meeting between the county, South Stormont and officials with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on Friday about the Highway 401 overpass on County Road 15.

The road has been closed in last spring (2017) and has been the subject of numerous delays.

“The County looks forward to seeing the road finally opened. Ministry officials have remained committed to ensuring that the end result will be a quality structure, and I trust that this bridge will provide our road users years of excellent, uninterrupted service,” Transportation Director Ben de Haan said in a news release.