Halton Region has completed construction on Trafalgar Road between Leighland Avenue and north of Hays Boulevard in Oakville. The project was supported by $6.9 million in funding through the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the Federal Gas Tax Fund).

“As more people and businesses choose to call Halton home, this project was essential to keep traffic moving and our road users safe,” said Halton Regional chair Gary Carr. “Thank you to our community for your patience during construction, and to our Public Works team for completing this project on time and for your tremendous work to limit disruptions to residents and motorists. I would also like to thank the Federal Government for their investment in this important project in our growing region.”

Residents and businesses can now enjoy:

  • a wider road—now six lanes—and new traffic signals to improve commute times;
  • new sidewalks and off-road bike lanes to make walking and cycling safer;
  • new bus stops and shelters for more travel options;
  • upgraded watermains to support the continued delivery of high-quality drinking water;
  • new stormwater management infrastructure designed to address the effects of climate change and protect the environment;
  • equipment for a new Regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) to respond to real-time traffic demands;
  • new street lighting, sound walls and landscaping to brighten the corridor and reduce noise; and
  • a new pedestrian bridge and bike path that opened to the community in November 2021.

“These road improvements will support an even stronger transportation network in Oakville—for transit users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists—now and in the years to come,” added Rob Burton, Mayor of the Town of Oakville.

In 2023, Halton Region will begin further improvements to Trafalgar Road between Hays Boulevard and William Halton Parkway.

“It is wonderful to see the completion of the Trafalgar Road construction project,” said Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence and MP for Oakville. “Investing in local infrastructure ensures that future generations have reliable infrastructure to meet their needs for years to come. The Canada Community-Building Fund provides flexible funding so that municipalities can prioritize projects based on the needs of their communities.”

Northbound view of the new pedestrian bridge north of Leighland Avenue. (Halton Region)

The Trafalgar Road Improvements project is part of Halton’s Building a Better Halton Program, and was the Region’s first project with a dedicated Construction Ambassador—a key point of contact who would respond to questions, connect with home and business owners directly, and be on-site when needed to answer questions from the community.

“This newly completed project not only addresses future traffic demands, but provides safe travel options for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists,” said Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and MP for Oakville North-Burlington. “Our government understands the importance of ensuring that critical infrastructure continues to grow and adapt to best serve our communities as they grow.”

Featured image: Entrance to Sheridan College at Ceremonial Road, showing the new bus bays, sidewalks, bike lanes, street lighting, traffic signals and wider roadway. (Halton Region)

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