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Downtown Road Closures, Saturday, July 8

Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2023 09:36 AM

On Saturday, July 8, the Annual Burlington Car Show will be take place on Brant Street between Caroline Street and Lakeshore Road. In order to meet the needs of the event, the following road closure will be in effect. Vehicles parked illegally in the event area will be tagged or towed to allow emergency access. Road Closures - Saturday, July 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Brant Street between Caroline Street and Lakeshore Road.
  • Ontario Street and Elgin Street between Locust Street and Brant Street.
  • James Street between John Street and Brant Street.
Resident Access
  • Maria Street between John Street and Brant Street.
  • Pine Street between John Street and Brant Street.
  • Emergency Services access will be maintained at all times in the event area.
Traffic Supervision Road closure will be managed under the supervision of the Halton Regional Police Service. Event notices were delivered to all residences, religious centres and businesses affected by the event. Road Closures or Traffic Control Information Event...

Lakeshore Road Closure begins July 4

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 01:14 PM

Lakeshore Road between Guelph Line and Walkers Line will be closed from July 4 to December for the replacement of Pine Cove bridge. Due to the age of the bridge and the way it was originally designed and installed many decades ago, there is no way to safely replace the bridge in sections to maintain traffic.

Local access will be maintained but detours will be in place around the bridge construction. Signage will be posted throughout the detour route and construction area.

Learn more about the project.

Howard Road Closure

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023 01:48 PM

Howard Road, from Plains Road West to south of 1032 Howard Rd. will be closed nightly June 28 to June 30 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road resurfacing. A detour will be in place. 

Lane Closures on Burlington Canal Lift Bridge

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2023 10:37 AM

The Burlington Canal Life Bridge is under construction:

Monday, June 26, 2023 to Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

Three lanes of traffic are closed for this work. One lane is open for alternating traffic, with signalers or traffic lights. Motorists should expect delays.

The bridge is open for cyclists and pedestrians and marine traffic is not affected.

The Burlington Lift Bridge is owned and operated by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). For more information, read their project pagemedia advisory or contact:

Public Services and Procurement Canada


image of tree canopy with camera looking up into limbs

2023 Street Tree Pruning Program

Posted on Friday, June 23, 2023 01:47 PM

The City of Burlington’s annual street tree pruning program is underway.

Our pruning program is very important work that protects our urban tree canopy and has many other benefits, besides protecting our urban tree canopy:

  1. It’s safer and easier for emergency response vehicles (FIRE, EMS, police), snowplows, garbage trucks and other utility vehicles to get around neighbourhoods to deliver important services our residents rely on.
  2. It makes sure there are clear site lines around intersections and driveways and makes traffic signs more visible for everyone’s safety.

A properly pruned tree has a better chance of making it through a storm and other significant weather events. Fewer broken tree limbs and trees means more trees stay in the ground and off the ground!

The City has and works with certified arborists to prune municipal trees. They are highly trained and qualified experts and they follow the City’s approved Tree Pruning Standards and International Society of Arboriculture best...