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Thursday September 25th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Crews work to replace rails on Huron Church, Friday night.

Train track repairs at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge will cause major traffic detours in the west end this weekend and next.

The crossing, which is Canada’s largest at-grade rail crossing, has a broken rail. Over the past two years the city along with the Essex Terminal Railway have made temporary repairs with hopes to extend the life of the rails. But major repairs need to take place.

For the work to be carried out, Huron Church Road southbound will be closed from the tracks just north of College Avenue near the Ambassador Bridge to Tecumseh Road, this coming weekend.

Lane restrictions will begin at 9pm Thursday night with full closure in the area slated from 9pm Friday through Sunday afternoon.

Detour signage will be in place for traffic coming off the Ambassador Bridge or from Riverside Drive, rerouting drivers off of Huron Church on to Wyandotte Street. Area drivers should expect an increase in truck and commuter traffic during the closure.

Pedestrian access to Huron Church under the Ambassador Bridge will also be blocked.

The road work will switch to the northbound lanes between Tecumseh Road and the ETR Tracks (just north of College Avenue) the following weekend, October 3rd to 5th.

North bound Huron Church at the tracks

Crews work to replace rails on Huron Church, Friday night.

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