Mature trees will be removed to make way for Burlington street repairs

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Published March 13, 2024 at 9:32 am

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Major repairs to a Burlington street will come at the cost of mature trees.

The work, to commence this spring and continue until 2025 on Havendale Boulevard, is a joint City of Burlington and Halton Region project and calls for the replacement of existing watermains and water services as well as replacing the roadway asphalt, replacing isolated areas of curb and sidewalk, performing minor storm sewer repairs, and installing street lighting upgrades.

Short-term road closures will be necessary to complete the proposed works.

The circular road is located in the Brant Street and Upper Middle Road area of the city.

A recent public information centre revealed that tree protection barriers will be erected around all trees in the right-of-way, within the construction limits, with an opening to allow homeowner access to maintain the area within.

However, after a review by an arborist, it has been determined that 12 mature trees are in the way of the work and will have to be removed.

Information provided at the meeting noted the trees will be replaced based on the existing location and available space once the construction work is completed. However, it was noted, that more trees may be affected as the work is carried out.

 

 

 

 

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