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Highway 401 Interchange Improvements

Identifying solutions that minimize replacement costs and accommodate traffic demands

  • Kitchener, Ontario

    Kitchener, Ontario

Developing positive changes without disruption

Many of the bridges on Highway 401 between Kitchener and Windsor have been identified as condition deficient and functionally obsolete. A bridge replacement strategy, including provisions for Highway 401 expansion and interchange improvements, was initiated. The resulting preliminary design and environmental assessment study included plans to replace the Highway 401 structures at Norwich Avenue (Woodstock), Highway 19 (Ingersoll), and Westminster Drive (London). Several innovative interchange configurations at the bridge locations were identified to minimize replacement costs, yet be flexible enough to accommodate future development and traffic demands.

Our team held a Value Engineering Workshop and a Get In – Get Out (GiGo) Bridge Workshop to identify innovative strategies for removing and replacing the structures using accelerated construction techniques. Through this approach we were able to minimize the duration of construction and the associated traffic disruptions.

The project was documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report that received environmental clearance from the Ministry of the Environment.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Tim Belliveau, Principal, Transportation

Highway planning connects communities safely, but sometimes also disrupts them. Working with the community to find the right balance is key.

Gregg Cooke, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

A highway is more than just a facility to move cars and trucks from A to B. Modern highway design is truly based on the principle of community.
Gregg Cooke Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario) Read More

Kane Erickson, Project Manager

I focus my effort on connecting people to their communities through well-executed transportation design that provides the highest value.

Paula Hohner, Senior Environmental Planner

My goal is to help my team understand the big picture of each project, our client’s needs and how all the pieces fit together.

Tim Belliveau

Principal, Transportation

Gregg Cooke

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

Kane Erickson

Project Manager

Paula Hohner

Senior Environmental Planner

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