Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Windsor has launched a new phase of construction on Huron Church Road and the ongoing construction projects on the E.C. Row Expressway.
“Huron Church is a vital link that not only connects two roads, it connects residents to the United States, our post-secondary schools, and hundreds of businesses in the area. Given high traffic volumes on the road and because it connects to Canada’s busiest trade route, it is imperative that we keep travel along this road safe and efficient,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “I’m excited to see continued infrastructure improvements on Huron Church Road and the E.C. Row Expressway with generous support from the Province of Ontario.”
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Over $12 million has been spent to improve Huron Church Road – efurbishing from Malden Road to Pool Avenue was completed in 2020, and from College Avenue to Tecumseh Road in 2021.
The next phase of construction was announced, which includes rehabilitation work from Tecumseh Road to Dorchester Road.
Work will include repairs to concrete panels and full lane repairs southbound from Dorchester Road to Tecumseh Road West. The centre median between Dorchester Road and Tecumseh Road and the island in the Industrial Drive intersection will be removed and replaced. The catch basins will be retrofitted to curb inlet catch basins so that they are taken off the road. Street lighting and traffic infrastructure work will be completed at the Industrial Drive and Tecumseh Road West intersections, and the sidewalks will be widened at Industrial Drive.
The city is also completing construction work on the E.C. Row Expressway with repaving from Dominion Boulevard to Dougall Avenue just completed and work on repaving from Huron Church Road to Dominion Boulevard has now begun which will cost about $1 million above and beyond the $15.3 million invested to upgrade E.C. Row Expressway over the past two years.
“Our government is committed to helping municipalities get shovels in the ground on projects, like the reconstruction of Huron Church Road, which support the movement of goods, connect people to jobs and spur economic growth,” said Caroline Mulroney, provincial transportation minister. “Through the Connecting Links Program, our government is investing $30 million in municipalities across Ontario to repair local roads and bridges.”