More improvements coming for Provincial and Division

Councilor Kieran McKenzie and Mayor Drew Dilkens discuss improvements to the Provincial/Division corridor project, November 23, 2021. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

As the North Roseland Pump Station project wraps up, the City of Windsor is highlighting what’s next for the Provincial Road and Division Road Corridor.

The $8.9- million project included a new truck storm sewer on Provincial Road to the Sixth Concession Drain and an underground storm water management facility in Captain Wilson Park.

The 2022 capital budget proposes $31 million for future projects in the area. Phase 3 to be completed in 2022-2023, includes storm sewer and water main construction from Sixth Concession Drain to Sixth Concession Road, and construction from Provincial-Sixth Concession intersection and Sixth Concession between Cabana and CN Railway.

“All of these different roadway infrastructure investments that we’re making are going to contribute to improving the infrastructure for all road users, pedestrians, cyclists, transit users as well,” said Ward 9 Councilor Kieran McKenzie.

Phase 4, to be started in 2024 would continue construction on Provincial Road from Lone Pine to Lowe’s intersection, east of Lowe’s to Walker Road, and remaining construction work from Cabana Road East to Grand Marais Drain.

“Council made a substantial investment into the multi-year Provincial/Division Road Corridor Project recognizing the area has experienced a significant increase in traffic volume in recent years, largely due to the tremendous growth in the development of nearby commercial and residential centres. Completion of Phase 2 helps us deliver on our promise to fix Windsor’s roads by improving drainage and infrastructure, improving safety, reducing traffic congestion, cutting travel times, and increasing active transportation for residents now and well into the future,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.

The 2022 budget will be debated on December 13, 2021. If approved as presented residents in Windsor could see a 1.9 per cent increase to the property tax levy.