Repairs to a damaged section of the Indian Road overpass to Highway 402 are expected to cost $554,000, with work being completed some time in May, according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
The damages occurred last November 23 when an over-height tractor trailer hit the bridge. The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for more than 60 hours and Lambton County spent about $100,000 on a temporary fix so Indian Road traffic can move both ways on the overpass.
The 55-year-old driver, identified as Terrance Hamilton of Scarborough, was subsequently charged with careless driving, operating an over-height vehicle and operating an unsafe commercial vehicle. Automatic Coating Limited of Scarborough was charged with operating an over-height vehicle and operating an unsafe vehicle.
County staff is said to be “exploring all legal avenues” to recover the County’s costs related to the incident.
McLean Taylor Construction has begun its work on the damaged section of the overpass, where girders were removed following the accident.