Has the closure of the York Boulevard exit of the 403 made your morning commute a living nightmare?
Breathe a sign of relief, Hamilton. Your bad dream is about to end.
The off-ramp is “on track” to reopen on Friday, said Astrid Poei, a spokesperson with the province's Ministry of Transportation.
The repairs were originally scheduled to be finished by mid-October. The ministry then pushed the expected completion date to Nov. 30, and ultimately to Dec. 21.
Poei cited weather conditions as the primary reason for the holdups.
“We scheduled for most of the work to be done on the weekends,” she said.
“The rainy weekends, as well as temperature, were a factor.”
“The concrete needs to cure at a certain temperature,” she added.
The construction is part of a $40.6-million program to repair eight bridges along the 403 between Aberdeen Avenue and York Boulevard.
Begun in 2010, the series of projects is slated to wrap up in August 2013.