Council has approved a couple of major road improvement projects.
$2.7 million is going towards the rehabilitation of Lees Road.
“If anyone has driven on Lees Road in the last while, my goodness, that is one rough, dangerous road,” says Councillor Mark King. “I’m certainly supportive, it’s about time that was fixed.”
The work will include paving, guide rails along the length of the adjacent creek, the removal of frost heaves, the replacement of corroding culverts and more.
Council also gave the green light to redesign the intersection of Algonquin Avenue at Jane and Front streets.
A staff report says the goal of the $1.7 million project is to reduce the number of collisions involving both vehicles and pedestrians.
“Once completed it will be a much more efficient and safer interchange for everyone to use,” says Councillor Chris Mayne, chair of Infrastructure and Operations. “And to mention it, that 1.7 million will be benefiting from some of our gas tax money, just tops up that amount by a small amount.”
The project includes the construction of opposing left turn lanes on Algonquin, reconfiguration of the existing traffic signals, rehabilitation of the surface asphalt, and relocation of the Algonquin Regiment Memorial Monument and flagpole to Memorial Park between First and Second avenues.