Here's What's Happening With the Major Upgrades Coming to Downtown Brampton
Downtown Brampton is a dense and constantly changing part of our city, and it’s served at Brampton's core since the 1800s. City leaders are planning to change the look and feel of downtown Brampton entirely over the next few years, and now, it looks like Brampton is moving forward steadily with the plan.
Downtown Brampton is already in the midst of some major changes - the new university and a centre for innovation are also taking shape in the downtown core. And streetscape upgrades are happening at around the same time.
Downtown Reimagined is the city's plan to make downtown Brampton a more urban space. According to the downtown Brampton BIA, it will create an "aesthetically beautiful" area from Mill Street South to Chapel Street on Queen Street, and Nelson Street East to Wellington Street on Main Street.
So, what’s happening with the project now?
The City of Brampton is investigating the existing tunnel in downtown Brampton, reads the most recent update on the City’s website.
Investigative work is happening overnight from 9 p.m.-9 a.m. on July 31, and August 1, 7, 8, and potentially 14.
That means the following parking lanes and sidewalks in the following areas will be shut down overnight:
- East side of Main Street from the CIBC to Vivian Lane.
- West side of Main Street from approximately 50 metres south of Nelson Street West to McKinney Lane
- Queen Street, approximately 30 metres west of Main and Queen Intersection
“There will be minor traffic and pedestrian impacts at the locations noted above and best efforts will be made to minimize construction noise,” reads the update.
So, you might want to avoid those areas during the listed times.
As for the major transformation that’s coming to downtown Brampton, the City basically plans to replace and reline aging sanitary sewers, install new watermains and sanitary and storm sewers and other utilities to accommodate future growth, and, of course, construct a brand new streetscape that’s more cyclist- and pedestrian-friendly.
Several other closures are on their way that you might want to be aware of, such as a road closure on Main Street from Wellington Street to Nelson Street West and on Queen Street from George Street to Chapel Street that could last up to three years.
We’ll keep you posted as updates arise.