The second phase of the improvements to Trafalgar Road in Oakville is now underway and is expected to be completed in the next few months.
Earlier this year, Halton Region began Phase 1 of making improvements to Trafalgar Road in order to address future traffic demands and provide safe travel options for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
The improvements included the widening of roads from four to six lanes, new sidewalks, off-road bike lanes, bus stops and shelters, traffic signals and street lights, noise walls, landscaping, water mains and an upgraded stormwater main infrastructure.
The first phase is now complete and Phase 2 of these improvements is underway.
On Saturday, June 12, there will be storm sewer works and other construction on Trafalgar Road between Glenashton Drive and Hays Boulevard from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
As a result, the speed limit along Trafalgar Road, from Leighland Avenue to north of Hays Boulevard, has been lowered to 50 km/h in order to ensure the safety of all staff.
Additionally, there are currently temporary lane shifts to the west side of Trafalgar Road between Leighland Avenue and north of Hays Boulevard. This has been done in order to facilitate construction on the east side of the corridor.
Temporary traffic signals have also been installed and two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during peak travel hours.
Drivers are advised to proceed with caution on the roads and to plan ahead as there are no detour routes in place to avoid traffic on neighbouring residential areas.
There is, however, electronic signage throughout the area, enabled by Bluetooth technology, to provide drivers with up-to-date travel times.
The sidewalk along the east side of Trafalgar Road as well as the bike path on the west side of Trafalgar Road are both closed. Residents are being advised to follow signage and use the sidewalks on the west side of Trafalgar Road during the closure.
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