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    Weholite with threaded joints. 1070mm to 1980 mm - approx. 600m in length

407ETR Relies on Weholite for its Yearly Culvert Relining Rehabilitation Program

The 407ETR operates the world’s first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway stretching 108 km from Burlington, ON to Pickering, ON across the northern part of Toronto, Ontario. The initial portion was completed in 1997 and has had many extensions since that time. 300,000 to 400,000 trips are recorded on a daily basis. In 2009, a mere 12 years after opening the 407ETR discovered 8 distressed corrugated metal culverts. They decided at that time to rehabilitate those culverts to provide the safest highway possible for their customers. The project was a resounding success and the 407ETR expanded the culvert rehabilitation program be an on-going yearly program of addressing these prematurely failing corrugated metal pipes.

Infra Pipe is proud to continue supporting the 407ETR with this proactive rehabilitation program that will help provide safe travels for the millions of travelers every year.

In 2017 the rehabilitation work consisted of 10 culverts located in the western portions of the highway in sizes from 1070mm to 1980 mm and a total of approx. 600m in length. The contractor says they like using Weholite as it is easy to join and allow them to complete the work in a timely and efficient manner. The construction work was completed with minimal disruption to the motoring public while avoiding future post-installation road problems that are common with traditional “dig & replace” methods.

In 2018 another 10 culverts are planned ranging from 690mm-1680mm and totaling approx. 1000m.