Jane Street – A further improvement to Jane Street was undertaken in 1965 with the reconstruction and widening of the section from Foxwell Street to Lambton Avenue to four lanes.
This work included extension of the concrete
arch culvert over Black Creek.
Considerable difficulty was encountered in the
latter area due to poor soil conditions. The original arch was sitting on
35-foot jack pine piles, and a similar type was specified for the culvert
extensions. When the driving of piles commenced it was found essential
to penetrate to a depth of 50 feet to obtain satisfactory resistance, and it
was necessary to change the type to steel tube piling, so that additional
sections could be welded on as required