• Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is resuming their culvert rehabilitation project at the intersection of Highway 48 and Stouffville Road.
  • Construction is set to begin on Tuesday April 2, 2024, with more traffic consequences on the way.
  • A notice from the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville advises residents to anticipate “temporary traffic diversions or lane closures to facilitate construction activities.”
  • MTO is hopeful the project will be completed by October of this year.
  • Motorists are urged to adhere to all posted signage and to plan ahead for traffic disruptions.

“Culverts play a crucial role in managing water flow beneath roadways, facilitating drainage, and preventing flooding, thereby safeguarding both motorists and surrounding properties.” the Town’s notification explains.

“By undertaking this rehabilitation project, the Ministry of Transportation aims to bolster the longevity and reliability of these critical infrastructure elements, ensuring uninterrupted functionality and mitigating potential risks associated with deterioration,” it adds.

After tearing up the intersection and completing only a portion of the project, construction was delayed due to design complications. Congestion, travel time impacts, and illegal operations within the intersection from some motorists caused a great deal of irritation among residents, particularly with the project failing to progress.

MTO had hoped to finish re-design work and complete execution by the end of 2023, but the project was postponed until 2024.