Major roadway could see speed limit reduction and construction until end of 2025 in Brampton

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Published November 27, 2023 at 11:46 am

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This 3D rendering shows planned improvements for Williams Parkway in Brampton. (Photo: City of Brampton)

After years of planning and scrapped lane expansions, the city looks to finally be moving ahead with an overhaul of a busy Brampton roadway.

Brampton City Council unearthed a decades-old plan to bring improvements to Williams Parkway in Brampton in 2019, leading to a back-and-forth with city staff that revealed council had ditched plans for a lane expansion despite some $14 million worth of work already being completed.

The city now says the project could be moving ahead without adding more lanes but would see new pathways, paving and a lower speed limit.

A report going to a committee of council on Wednesday shows the area set for improvement is an approximate 8-kilometre stretch of Williams Parkway between McLaughlin Road and Dixie Road. If approved by council, the city will open procurements for the reconstruction which will include pavement rehabilitation, curb replacement and an adaptive signal control system.

The project would also include lowering the speed limit to 50 km/h from 60 km/h in some areas, rehabilitation of the bridge over Highway 410, operational improvements at intersections including use of multi-use paths, enhanced landscaping, public art at major intersections and structure rehabilitations.

If given the green light by council, construction could start as early as March of next year with an anticipated competition in December 2025.

While the estimated cost of the project has not been disclosed Insauga.com reported in 2020 that the city has already spent $14 million on the now cancelled lane widening, which saw the elimination of some trees that were in the way as well as for erecting noise walls.

The report says the city expects to recover the cost of the Highway 410 bridge construction through the Region of Peel and the provincial Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

Design and approvals for the project are still in progress and are anticipated to be completed by end of the year, according to the city.

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