Highbury Avenue – Wenige Expressway Bridge Renewal

The City is rehabilitating the Wenige Expressway Bridge by replacing aging infrastructure. There will also be necessary road and culvert improvements to Highbury Avenue South from the Wenige Expressway Bridge to Highway 401 designed for future construction.

This project will also include active transportation elements by providing a future connection for the Thames Valley Parkway under the south section of the bridge.

The location

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The map shows the Phase 1 construction project limits. For more information, please contact Trevor Hitchon at Thitchon@london.ca or by calling 519-661-2489 x 5925

The above map shows the Phase 1 construction project limits.

The work

The City completed the following work on Phase One of this project in 2020:

  • road repairs to the southbound lanes of the existing bridge and on Highbury Avenue South from Power Street to south of the Thames River
  • concrete repairs on the abutments (supports) of the bridge
  • upgraded street lighting in the area

The City will finish the following work in 2021:

  • road repairs to the northbound lanes from Power Street to the South of the Thames River
  • creation of a connection under the south section of the bridge linking to the Thames Valley Parkway
  • replacing the median from the north of the bridge to Hamilton Road
  • street light upgrades

In Phase 2, the City is planning the following work:

  • reconstructing Highbury Avenue from Wenige Expressway Bridge to Highway 401, including necessary culvert work to replace ageing infrastructure
  • street light upgrades

The benefits

  • improvements to the health of the Thames River due to a reduction in runoff from the Wenige Expressway Bridge
  • enhanced pedestrian experience
  • increased connectivity between communities
  • extended life expectancy of the Wenige Expressway Bridge

Contact us

Trevor Hitchon, CET

Technologist II

Thitchon@london.ca

519-661-2489 x 5925

Project Timeline

March 2020: the start of Phase One of construction

Phase 1 started in March 2020 and is expected to finish in late fall 2021.

2022: the start of Phase Two of construction

Phase 2 will tentatively begin in 2022 and will take approximately two years to complete.

Last modified:Monday, March 15, 2021