Highway 6 bypass expected to remain closed for “weeks”: MTO requires access to Sixth Line Bridge to complete halted repairs

By Haldimand Press Staff

CALEDONIA—While demonstrators have vacated the Highway 6 bypass, it’s expected it will be weeks before the public is able to travel the road. The delay on the bypass relates largely to repairs needed, including repairs at the Sixth Line overpass that were halted in October 2020.

Media Relations Officer Rod LeClair of Haldimand OPP explained, “Demonstrators continue to prevent access to the Sixth Line overpass. As a result, there will be a further delay of the safe reopening of the roadways.”

Paola Bonilla, West Region Communications Coordinator for the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), added, “Restoring traffic control in a safe manner at the Sixth Line Bridge is required prior to reopening the Highway 6 bypass…. MTO will continue to work with OPP regarding access to the Highway 6 Bypass and the Sixth Line Bridge.”

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