Roadwork Underway on Busy Burlington Street


Roadwork is underway in Burlington.

And the estimated timeline to repair and resurface a busy street is eight weeks.

New St. from Guelph Line to Walkers Line will be reverting to four lanes following the end of a pilot project.

Work will be finished in mid-May, according to the city.

In 2016, a one-year pilot began along a section of New St. between Walkers Line and Guelph Line, reducing the number of lanes from four to three with buffered bike lanes.

Council approved a staff report last December to convert the existing bike lane pilot project on New Street along that stretch back to the original four-lane configuration.

As part of the staff report about the pilot, council approved a recommendation to add cycle tracks on New St. between Guelph Line and Burloak Drive for consideration in the 2019 capital budget, subject to receiving provincial and/or federal government funding.

Cycle tracks are physically separated from vehicle lanes, most commonly by the curb.

Before the resurfacing begins, work to repair a significant storm sewer failure east of Guelph Line will be completed.

There’s no additional cost to revert New St. to four lanes. The stretch was scheduled to be resurfaced in 2017 as part of the city’s capital budget.

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