Cycling infrastructure expanding along Matchette Road

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens marks the completion of a $2-million construction projet on Matchette Road (via the City of Windsor)

The finishing touches are being put on a $2-million construction project on Matchette Road.

The project included the addition of a multi-use trail and a pedestrian crossover between Malden and Mic Mac parks, as well as the reconstruction of the roadway.

“This is an exciting addition to our trails and one of many projects we are undertaking over the next few years to expand and improve on our cycling infrastructure,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.

The bike trail runs along the east side of Matchette Road from Chappell Avenue to the E.C. Row Expressway. The trail is separated by a one-metre buffer.

The trail was funded through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan to improve connections between public transit and active transportation networks. The new trail links to Transit Windsor’s South Windsor 7 route.

Phase 2 of the project is expected to begin within the next year and will continue the multi-use trail to Broadway Street. By 2024 it’s expected to link the Gordie Howe International Bridge to the Herb Gray Parkway.