Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Haldimand County 2020 Projects Update

Road Work Ahead - ConstructionThe Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has provided an update on their 2020 capital projects in Haldimand County. For current information on the MTO’s projects visit and current road closure, condition and construction information visit

  1. Caledonia bypass pavement reconstruction – work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6 with full nightly closures of the bypass between 8 pm and 6 am.  The detour route will be the same as during the recent bypass closure and the detour signage is in place.  The scope of work includes the installation of center-line rumble strips on the bypass and sections of Highway 6 from Caledonia to Hagersville.  The project completion date is late November.
  2. Highway 3 and Road 56 traffic signal installation – work on the new traffic signals is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6.  The work will involve brief single lane closures with flag persons.  The project completion date is late summer.
  3. Ouse Street Park (downstream of Cayuga bridge) – work is scheduled to begin late spring 2020 and will take approximately two months to complete.
  4. Argyle Street bridge replacement – the mussel (Species at Risk) relocation is scheduled to take place in summer  2020 with work on the new bridge construction causeway to begin in fall 2020.
  5. Rehabilitation of three bridges on Highways 3 and 6 – work is scheduled to start in September 2020 and will involve detours on both Highway 3 and 6 between Jarvis and Hagersville. The work is expected to take one full year to complete with the detours staggered to reduce traffic impacts.

Easter closure: April 10 & 13, 2020

Please note that the Haldimand County Administration Building will be closed for call-in or e-mail service on Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 due to the Easter holiday. The building has been closed to the public since March 17 amid COVID-19 concerns.

Garbage & recycling

There will be no curbside waste & recycling collection on April 10; instead, it will be picked up on Saturday, April 11. Curbside collection will occur as usual the week of Monday, April 13. The Canborough Waste Management Facility will be closed on April 10, but open on April 13. Please note that the CWMF is currently not accepting cash payments as a public health precaution – debit or credit only.

Libraries, museums, arenas

All libraries, museums & arenas are currently closed due to COVID-19, following recommendations from local and provincial healthcare authorities.

Argyle St. Bridge replacement project update (MTO)

AVERTEX Utility Solutions Inc. has been contracted by Bell Canada to complete the preliminary relocation work that is associated with the rebuild of the Argyle St bridge. This work includes underground cable vault rebuilds, underground conduit replacement and installation, placement of new cast-in place cable vaults, directional boring work and new cable installation. This work is going to take place both North, South and West of the current Argyle St bridge. The anticipation is that the civil work
for this project will be on-going in different staging areas for approximately 5 months starting in late November.

The third stage will require a lane shift and parking lane closure on Forfar Street West of Argyle St. This
work is planned to start on February 3 and continue until near the end of February. Below follows a list of specific items that will be affected during this time;

– All parking spaces will be closed on the North side of Forfar St from Argyle St West for 100m.
– Recycling and Garbage pick-up will not be impacted and will remain as scheduled.
– Pedestrian access will be maintained on the asphalt pathway.
– Access to residences on the South side of Forfar St will not be impacted.
– Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

Should you have any specific questions relating to this closure please do not hesitate to contact:

Andrew VanSpronsen – Project Manager
AVERTEX Utility Solutions Inc.
Phone: 905-957-0550

Lloyd Rollinson – Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure
Haldimand County
Phone: 905-318-5932 ext. 6406