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CN Rail Rehab Tracks at Bruce

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Secondary Highway 857 north of Highway 14 at the CN railway tracks will be closed today (Wednesday, June 26, 2019) at 12:00 noon (tentative) for several hours for railway track rehabilitation work.  Please use the detour route of Range Road 145 and Township Road 490.


Work Zone - General Considerations


Recommended Action or Requirements

Scope and duration of work


CN Rail will be doing a rehab and repair to the crossings at Secondary Highway 857. They will be taking out the old track and replacing it.

We will be detouring the travelling public since there will be open excavation. The affected area is North of Highway 14 on Secondary 857 West of Bruce.

Traffic Volumes

The traffic volumes for this road is AADT 260 ASDT 290.

Available sight distance

This is on a stretch of highway with excellent visibility and no curves but directly off Highway 14.

Grade-line of highway

There is minimal grade to the Highway and all adjacent lands.

The use of only those Traffic Control devices which are necessary to clearly warn, advise and control the traffic.

We will only be detouring vehicles while CN replaces the faulty track for one day. Appropriate signage will be placed on the highway and as per attached signing diagram. Certified ATTC person will be on site at all times.

Speed limits must be appropriate for the conditions. When reductions in speed are necessary, the speed must be reduced over a reasonable distance

The posted speed limit on Highway 857 in the affected area is 100 kilometres per hour.

The provision of a buffer between traffic and workers whenever possible

The buffer will be required since they will be working on the road.

OHS legislature pertaining to clothing, hardhats, etc., to be worn by workers

All TCPs wear high vis yellow from head to toe, hard hats, steel toes approved footwear and eyewear appropriate for the conditions.

Weather conditions (dust, rain or snow)

It is on a paved highway. We could be dealing with sun, snow, wind.

We are equipped to deal with it all and will only be on the highway if the visibility allows.

Site specific safety issues

There are no site-specific safety concerns beyond normal recommended practices. A safety meeting every morning before the commencement of work to make sure everyone is on board with the hospital location and to discuss safety issues that may arise.

Emergency Contact Name & Number

Kathie 780-268-0525                              

Kelly/CN 780-385-4205


Providing safety for workers and motorists.