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Investing in your City: Upgrades to Burlington’s Roads

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Our weekly “Investing in your City” series continues, highlighting  some of the significant investments being made in Burlington and that our community will benefit from.

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The City is investing in major improvements to our local roads, bridges and pathways with more than 20 planned upgrades and projects to roadways and road infrastructure in 2024 and several more over the next few years. It’s important to note that the forecast projects (2025-2026) are subject to change based on the annual review of the Capital Budget.

2024 Planned Roadway Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Guelph Line, from Lakeshore Road to St. Clair AvenueGuelph Line renewal
Walkers Line, Ironstone Drive & Britannia RoadCulvert repairs
Bromley Road, including Brewer Court, Broughton Crescent, Verhoeven Road, Linwood Crescent & Maureen CourtBromley Road reconstruction
Havendale Boulevard, from Brant Street to Sitwell CourtHavendale Boulevard renewal
Mainway, from Guelph Line to Burloak DriveMainway resurfacing (design in 2024)
Prospect Street to Dynes Road; Brant Street to Cumberland Avenue; Dynes Road; Regency Court; Graham’s Lane; & Legion RoadResurfacing
Upper Middle RoadUpper Middle Road renewal (design in 2024)
Asset Management PlanLegislated review
Downtown Streetscape InfrastructureRenewal – provides for improvements/replacements for accessibility, pedestrian crossings, transit stops, trees, lighting, public art, and public furnishings
Storm DrainageVideo assessment & renewal
Downtown Parking LotRenewal
Downtown Parking Needs Assessment StudyStudy will identify long-term parking needs
Parking Garage Health & Safety MitigationInstallation of barriers
Parking GarageRepair/renewal
Downtown Parking Pay StationsRepair/renewal
Parking Standards Review UpdateOngoing field surveys to determine parking demand & utilization for various land uses
SidewalksRehabilitation & renewal
StreetlightsReplacements
Annual Traffic StudiesStudy & installation of traffic calming measures
Traffic Operational ImprovementsLane reconfigurations, curb cuts, pavement marking, & island modifications
Traffic Signals, Intersections, CrossingsInstallation of new traffic signals, intersection pedestrian signals, & pedestrian crossovers
Traffic SignalsRenewals
Bus StopsUpgrades & maintenance

2025 Forecasted Roadway Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Plains Road West (Shadeland Avenue – Waterdown Road) RenewalArterial Resurfacing
Walker’s Line (North Service Road – Mainway) ResurfacingArterial Road Resurfacing
Walker’s Line (Lakeshore Road – Fairview Street) ResurfacingArterial Road Resurfacing
New Street Bridge Rehabilitation at Shoreacres CreekBridge Rehabilitation
Britannia Road Culvert Replacement at Bronte CreekCulvert Replacement
Ontario Street Culvert ReplacementCulvert Replacement
Blair Road and Landmark Road Minor ReconstructionMinor Reconstruction
Lakeshore Road (Appleby Line – Burloak Drive) Resurfacing & Multi-Use Pathway RenewalRoad & Multi-Use Path Resurfacing
Park Avenue Area Renewal – Phase 2Road Renewal
Walker’s Line (Fairview Street – QEW Interchange)Road Renewal

2026 Forecasted Roadway Upgrades:

Project/LocationDescription
Fairview Street (Walker’s Line – Appleby Line) ResurfacingArterial Road Resurfacing
Cedar Springs Road (No. 2 Side Road – Britannia Road) ResurfacingArterial Road Resurfacing
Mainway Culvert at Tuck Creek ReplacementCulvert Replacement
No. 8 Side Road at Bronte CreekCulvert Replacement
Upper Middle Road (Guelph Line – 407 ETR Crossing) RenewalRoad Renewal
Snake Road (Old York Road – City Limit) RenewalRoad Renewal
Linmouth Terrace & Faversham Avenue Road RenewalRoad Renewal
Mainway (Guelph Line – Walker’s Line)Road Resurfacing

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