The City of Windsor announced significant progress through completion of Phase 2 of the Provincial/Division Corridor Project. This overall $76-million infrastructure project is reconstructing and improving one of Windsor’s most important commercial/industrial corridors.
“Council made a substantial investment into the multi-year Provincial/Division Road Corridor Project recognizing the area has experienced a significant increase in traffic volume in recent years, largely due to the tremendous growth in the development of nearby commercial and residential centres,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Completion of Phase 2 helps us deliver on our promise to fix Windsor’s roads by improving drainage and infrastructure, improving safety, reducing traffic congestion, cutting travel times, and increasing active transportation for residents now and well into the future.”
Phase 1 saw approximately $11 million invested for construction of the Cabana-Provincial intersection between 2012 and 2013.
Phase 2 recently wrapped and invested $8.9 million for construction of the North Roseland Pump Station at Captain Wilson Park over the last year. Phase 2 work included the following:
- New trunk storm sewer on Provincial Road outlet to Sixth Concession Drain;
- New trunk storm sewer crossing CN Railway to North Roseland pump station;
- Underground storm water management facility in Captain Wilson Park;
- Oil and grit separator for water quality control; and
- Cleaning and regrading Sixth Concession Drain between Monarch Basics site and North Roseland pump station, and relining aged Sixth Concession Drain culver crossing CN Railway.
Improvements remaining in the multi-phase project:
- Phase 3 – 2022 to 2023. Storm sewer and water main construction from Sixth Concession Drain to Sixth Concession Road, and construction from Provincial-Sixth Concession intersection and Sixth Concession between Cabana and CN Railway.
- Phase 4 – 2024 to 2025-plus. Provincial Road construction work – Lone Pine to Lowe’s intersection, east of Lowe’s to Walker Road, and remaining construction work from Cabana Road East to Grand Marais Drain.
The 2022 City of Windsor Budget includes an additional $31 million for Provincial Road/Division Road Corridor infrastructure improvements. This updated capital plan invests about $1.7 billion in public infrastructure renewal over the next decade. About $510 million is proposed to be spent on road infrastructure improvements.
“I am delighted to see the Provincial/Division Road Corridor Project complete Phase 2,” added Councillor Kieran McKenzie, Ward 9. “Through this project, we are making critical and significant infrastructure investments that will add drainage as well as transportation infrastructure capacity through this corridor. This project, once completed, will improve mobility for all users including pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders across the city, but particularly for people living in Windsor’s Southeast. Looking forward to continuing to build on the progress we are making investing in a sustainable community.”
Featured image: Left, Cabana Road West existing condition; right, Cabana Road between Howard and Dougall after construction (City of Windsor)