City Moving Forward on Downtown Brampton Upgrades
It’s about to get even busier in downtown Brampton very soon!
If you frequent the downtown area, you might want to be aware that there is upcoming tunnel investigation work that’s happening on Queen and Main in February 2018, downtown business owners and operators have been advised.
According to the City, the work is set to begin as follows:
Main Street (east side) from CIBC to approximately Vivian Lane
- Work will be completed in the parking lane for a duration of four days between February 5 to 8
Queen Street (north side between Main Street and 100 m west of Main Street)
- Work will be completed in the parking lane for a duration of one day on February 9
Queen Street (north side between Main Street and 100m west of Main Street)
- Work will be completed in the parking lane for a duration of one day on February 12
Main Street and Wellington Street (intersection work)
- Work will be completed in the intersection for a duration of one day on February 10 (weekend work)
Sidewalks and business accesses will still be accessible throughout the investigation, and all work is weather permitting.
With downtown streetscape upgrades on the horizon, it’s no surprise that work is starting on Queen and Main in February 2018. The City of Brampton recently received approval from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Chris Ballard, for the Downtown Brampton Streetscaping Environmental Assessment project, also known as Downtown Reimagined.
“With this decision, the City will move ahead with detail design phase for the streetscaping work and the preferred cross-section as per the Environmental Assessment, but with a condition that any loading zones or accessible parking spots are to be placed where feasible and shall not impede the cycle lanes,” the City wrote in a statement.
According to the city, Downtown Reimagined aims to:
- Create a street that will capitalize on the walkability and pedestrian capacity in the downtown
- Animate these streets and become a placemaking destination
- Bring together pedestrian, cyclist and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner
- Enhance amenities and transform the public realm
“The City of Brampton and the Region of Peel are committed to working with all stakeholders to minimize disruption and ensure a safe transition of traffic and pedestrian movement during the construction,” the City says.
Actual construction work is expected to begin in fall 2018 on the Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Works, and the streetscape improvements are scheduled for construction in 2019.
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