The Town of Milton is investing over $29.6 million in roads and bridges in 2021, building infrastructure that makes Milton a complete and connected community.

Construction season is underway in Milton. Crews are out on the roads working to build and maintain critical infrastructure for the community. Town-led construction is essential municipal work to ensure Milton’s infrastructure remains safe, in state of good repair and able to meet the community’s needs now and in the future. While this construction can be inconvenient, it is a short-term disruption for long-term benefits.

The 2020-23 Council Staff Work Plan identifies planning and building our community to accommodate growth while managing new service and infrastructure demands.

“This investment puts the right infrastructure in place to meet community needs and make Milton a Place of Possibility,” said Mayor Gord Krantz. “Please bear with us and be patient as we build and maintain a connected and efficient transportation network.”

This year, residents can expect road closures and lane restrictions on both main and arterial roads and side streets for improvements to keep our community connected. Regular operational maintenance on roads and sidewalks are ongoing in our community to keep residents safe, and promote a walkable and bicycle-friendly community.

Major 2021 projects

The projects listed below are major construction initiatives for 2021, aimed to maintain and develop an efficient transportation network in Milton.

Thompson Road (Louis St. Laurent Avenue to Britannia Road

  • Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021
  • Road widening to four lanes and urbanization
  • Roundabout at Whitlock Avenue and temporary traffic Signals at Logan Drive
  • Bike lanes and multi-use pathways
  • Staged closures of Thompson Road will be required to facilitate the work
  • Project ensures the efficient movement of people and goods, and supports the development of the Boyne Secondary Plan area

Main Street East (James Snow Parkway to Fifth Line) and Fifth Line (Hwy. 401 to Main Street)

  • Construction is anticipated to start in summer 2021, with completion in late 2022/early 2023
  • Widening of Main Street to four lanes
  • Urbanization and intersection modifications at Main Street and Fifth Line, and the realignment and urbanization of Fifth Line
  • Project will help facilitate efficient movement of people and goods and supports the development of the Derry Green Secondary Plan area
  • Project is partially funded by the Canada Community-Building Fund

Bronte Street (Victoria Street to Steeles Avenue)

  • Multi-year project, starting with utility relocations in spring 2021 and overall completion of the project is scheduled for late 2023/early 2024
  • Utility relocations, reconstruction of the roadway (including the removal of the jog in the road)
  • Urbanization and replacement of the bridge over the 16 Mile Creek tributary
  • Region of Halton Infrastructure along a portion of Bronte Street
  • Staged road closures to facilitate construction and to minimize the time required to complete the work
  • Project is partially funded by the Canada Community-Building Fund

Victoria Street and Elizabeth Street

  • Work is scheduled to start by the end of June 2021, with completion by the end of 2021
  • Pavement rehabilitation, with isolated storm sewer work, concrete (sidewalk/curb) replacement where necessary
  • Due to the nature of the work, it’s possible that the placement of top asphalt will occur in 2022

Main Street (just east of Commercial) bridge rehabilitation

  • Minor bridge rehabilitation scheduled for summer 2021
  • Concrete repairs and lane restrictions will be in place during construction
  • Work is required to ensure our critical infrastructure is in a state of good repair and ensures the safe movement of people and goods throughout the Town
  • Project is partially funded by the Canada Community-Building Fund

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