Ontario Construction News staff writer
A $2.5-million upgrade is underway on Banwell Road between Tecumseh Road East and Palmetto Street in Phase 1 of a two-phase improvement project. Phase 2 will extend from Palmetto Street to Wildwood Drive.
Phase 1 improvements include:
- Widening to two lanes in each direction, separated by a median
- Construction of new concrete sidewalks and Multi Use Trail (MUT)
- Construction of flexible roadway pavement (new asphalt)
- Installation of street lighting and traffic signals
- Upgrading the storm sewer/drainage and closing most of the road side-ditches
“The Banwell Road Corridor Improvement Project is yet another example of how council and administration are fulfilling our promise to fix Windsor’s roads,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “The widening of Banwell Road will improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, cut travel times and increase active transportation for residents while meeting our growing transportation needs long into the future.”
Also in Windsor, a $4.85-millionreconstruction project on Huron Church Road between Malden Road and Pool Avenue will reach its completion shortly.
Traffic began flowing last week in both directions with two lanes reopened both northbound and southbound. However, repeated rain events delayed the final touches on the project.
Infrastructure upgrades included new concrete, curbs, sidewalks, medians and street lighting. The project was made possible thanks to three million dollars in funding from the provincial government under the Connecting Links Program. The city contributed the remaining funds. Improvements to Huron Church Road from Malden to Dorchester were completed last summer.