Lift Bridge Scheduling

Please be advised that during the full closures of the QEW, Skyway Bridge as outlined below, and at the request of the Ministry of Transportation, the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge will  operate for pleasure craft at the top of the hour only, during the full  closures.

The first two scheduled full mainline closure of QEW/Burlington Bay Skyway (Toronto-Bound) are scheduled for Saturday May 5 and Saturday May 12, 2018, beginning at 9pm Saturday and continue through to 10am Sunday. After 10am Sunday, traffic will not be detoured along Eastport Drive and traffic will resume on the QEW/Burlington Bay Skyway (Toronto-Bound).

In order to facilitate the removal, reconstruction and placement of the expansion joints on the bridge, lane closures and full closures (weekend nights) are required.  Lane closures typically occur between 7pm to 5am (a little longer on the weekends) and the full closures occur on the weekend nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 10pm to 8am (till 4 am on Mondays).  These full closures have occurred in the past during construction of expansion joints on the Niagara Bound QEW Burlington Bay Skyway.  MTO has learned from that experience and improved signing, detours and consultation with affected stakeholders.