A new Parclo A4 interchange was constructed at MTO Hwy #6 and Laird Rd, including reconstruction and widening of a 2.4 km section of Hwy #6, and reconstruction of the adjacent Southgate Dr./Laird Rd. intersection. The ownership of this project was shared between the MTO and the City of Guelph in an effort to boost the development of the City’s Hanlon Creek Business Park.
Work began in the early summer of 2012 with the removals and closure of Laird Rd. from Southgate Dr. to Hanlon Creek Blvd. Traffic was routed to Hwy 6 via Cooper Dr. and Crawley Rd. Construction of the bridge was completed by the fall of 2013 and on Nov 11, 2013 the Laird Rd. interchange was opened to the public. Reconstruction and resurfacing of Hwy 6 was completed by June 18th, 2014.
As the General Contractor on this project, Capital Paving and the MTO’s consultant, Morrison Hershfield worked closely to carefully stage the project in a way to not disrupt the daily traffic flow on a busy section of provincial highway. The Hwy 6 corridor is the most efficient access to the 401 from the growing City of Guelph.
Overall the project used 40,000 tonnes of Asphalt, 200,000 m3 of Earth Excavation and 160,000 tonnes of granulars and 1.5 km of Storm Sewer.
This project won the 2014 ORBA Green Leadership and Sustainability Award for the processing and reuse of 230,000 tonnes of recycled fill material for the City of Guelph’s Stone Rd. Dump Site.