In February 2022, the City’s contractor mobilized equipment and materials to Military Trail (Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road) to begin following planned work:
The City’s contractor will also rehabilitate the Military Trail Bridge over Highland Creek to ensure the bridge meets current standards and remains safe for all users. An asphalt trail leading to a lookout platform will be built on the west side of the bridge and on the north side of the road.
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The road reconstruction of Military Trail, from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road starting in February 2022 and is estimated to be completed in Spring / Summer 2022. During construction, this section of Military Trail will be closed to all pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular traffic.
Originally scheduled to start in 2020, this work was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Toronto Water had to undertake emergency repairs to the storm sewer outfall in Upper East Highland Creek, between Highway 401 and Military Trail (adjacent to 40 and 42 Creekwood Drive), which also delayed the construction start date.
More recently, the scope of work for these repairs was altered to include a rip-rap wall within the creek area. This necessary work further delayed the road reconstruction start date.
This emergency repair work was needed to protect the exposed storm sewer outfall that has become damaged due to erosion. The repair work will also prevent damage to the existing storm sewer and adjacent sanitary sewer.
A Public Drop-In Event was held at Seven Oaks Park Community BBQ on August 14, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 30 people attended the drop-in event.