Here’s the Latest on Oakville’s Lakeshore Road Reconstruction Project
Oakville’s Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project officially commenced back in April of this year. This project, as noted in a previous inhalton article, is part of the town’s $20 million investment to revitalize its downtown area.
The completed reconstruction project, as mentioned in the previous article, will include enhanced roadways, tree-lined boulevards, beautified streets, and improved pedestrian and cycleways, increasing accessibility, mobility, and connectivity.
However, that’s not all.
“The flexible design will facilitate access for special events and festivals,” reads a previous press release from the town. “A two-metre marking zone in front of each storefront will enable restaurants and retailers to use street space as part of their downtown presence. In addition, new traditional streetscape furnishings (streetlights, benches, bike rings and bollards) will maintain the character of the main street.”
In addition, smart city elements, such as public Wi-Fi, people counters, electric charging stations, and more, will be integrated into the project.
This project will be completed in two phases over a two-year period.
According to the previous release, the first phase (Navy Street to Dunn Street) kicked off on April 22, 2019, and is expected to be completed in November of this year. The second phase (Dunn Street to Allan Street) will be carried out from April to November (in 2020).
With that being said, here’s what work took place, and is taking place, on Lakeshore Road this week (June 22 to June 28, 2019).
According to the town’s website, the first sanitary crew will continue to install the new sanitary laterals on Lakeshore Road between Navy Street and Thomas Street. Meanwhile, the second sanitary crew will continue to install the new sanitary laterals on Lakeshore Road between Thomas Street and George Street.
In addition, watermain crews will resume their watermain works as well as install two concrete chambers, one at Navy Street and one at Thomas Street.
The electrical crew will also continue with the installation of temporary wooden poles between Thomas Street and George Street on the north and south side of Lakeshore Road. Electrical crews will also be resuming the wiring of the temporary wooden poles between Navy Street and Thomas Street on the north and south side of Lakeshore Road.
Photo is courtesy of the town of Oakville’s website.