(Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released new aerial footage of the McKenzie Interchange expansion project on Friday, along with an update on the project’s progress.

Construction on the interchange has now passed the 20 month mark. Currently, crews are working on the construction of the southbound ramps which will be used as a highway detour while crews construct the new highway bridge. The ramps and detour are scheduled to open in November.

Crews have started work on the abutment pile foundation for the bridge that will carry traffic over the Trans Canada Highway along McKenzie Avenue and Admirals Road.

Once highway traffic is shifted to the detour in November, the pile foundation for the bridge pier will be installed.

Watch drone footage of the project below:

The interchange is expected to open to traffic in summer 2019.