Whether it’s helping to reduce commute times or providing you with clean, safe drinking water, improving your quality of life in Halton is a top priority. In 2011, Halton Region is making a significant commitment to infrastructure with funding of more than $190 million, this year alone.
As part of the bigger infrastructure plan for ensuring that Halton’s residents continue to enjoy a high quality of life, the Region will undertake major construction projects in North Oakville and along the Dundas Street corridor over the next two years. Work on the improvements to water, wastewater and transportation will begin this summer and impact the following areas:
- Dundas Street bridge reconstruction over 16 Mile Creek continues. When the project is complete in spring of 2012, the new bridges will provide a total of six lanes with pedestrian and cycling facilities on the north and south sides of the road.
- Dundas Street, between Appleby Line and Highway 403, for the installation of water and wastewater mains. This work may require some lane restrictions beginning in August 2011, however traffic will not be restricted between 7 – 9 a.m. for eastbound lanes and 3:30 – 6 p.m. for westbound lanes.
- Neyagawa Boulevard, between Burnhampthorpe Road and Dundas Street, for the installation of a watermain. Construction work on this project began on Monday, July 4, 2011 and includes the temporary closure of Neyagawa Boulevard between Burnhampthorpe Road and Dundas Street until August 31, 2011. During the construction on Neyagawa Boulevard, access to the Sixteen Mile Creek Complex and King’s Christian Collegiate in Oakville will remain open.
- Burnhamthorpe Road, between Neyagawa Boulevard and Sixth Line, for the installation of a watermain. Work on this project is expected to begin in the fall of 2011 when this section of Burnhamthorpe Road will be temporarily closed until the end of 2011.
- Burnhamthorpe Road, between Sixth Line and Trafalgar Road, for the installation of a watermain. Work on this project is expected to begin in early 2012, when this section of Burnhamthorpe Road will be temporarily closed until July 2012.
We know construction is difficult and causes headaches for commuters and businesses. Except for areas where the road must be closed for safety reasons, construction crews will minimize traffic disruptions by not closing lanes during rush hours.
We thank you for your patience as we work to Build a Better Halton. Together we can ensure that Halton remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
To find out more about Halton’s infrastructure planning and construction plans, dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca/construction.
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