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Thursday February 9th, 2012

Posted at 11:15am

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Wednesday, the Windsor Essex Mobility Group, the Government of Ontario and the Parkway Infrastructure Constructors presented Windsor-Essex Parkway Public Information Open House at the Macedonian Centre.

Plans for the W-E Parkway going forward into 2012 include:

  • development of a “gateway” feature for the Highway 3 Bridge over the 401 that signifies entering the Windsor region
  • construction of five permanent pump stations to service roadway and tunnel areas in the event of significant rainfall or flooding
  • construction of “Power Distribution Assemblies” (large metal boxes along the route) to provide power to tunnels, trail lighting and pump stations — designed with emergency backup generators
  • design of a landscaped hill at Outer Drive to utilize excavated earth from the Parkway (will be build after Howard Avenue diversion and roundabout is complete)
  • controlled burns as a land management technique will take place between March and April 2012
  • utility and sewer relocations including work at Spring Garden Road and Cabana
  • Excavation of sunken roadway for the Parkway at locations including (Highway 3 and Howard, Highway 3 and Huron Church, Huron Church and Geraedts to Cabana, construction at Grand Marais Drain, embankments from Cabana to Ojibay)
  • pile driving operations have begun and will continue in roughly the following order at these sites:
    • Bridge West of St. Clair College
    • Bridge East of Huron Line
    • Tunnel at Villa Borghese
    • Tunnel at Hearthwood Estates
    • Tunnel at Oliver Estates
    • Tunnel at Labelle Street
    • Tunnel at Labelle and Lambton
    • Tunnel West of Huron Church
  • Temporary road closures at streets near Huron Church/Highway 3 over the next six months will include:
    • Montgomery Drive
    • Pulford Avenue
    • Grand Marais Road
    • Lambton Road
    • Geraedts Drive
    • Cabana Road/Todd Lane
    • Highway 3 at the 401
  • To build the parkway, several road diversions will take place:
    • Todd Lane to Cabana (crossing Huron Church) will be moved to the north in June 2012 for one year
    • The road from Highway 3 leading into St. Clair College will be moved to the west by a few hundred meters starting in June 2012
    • Sandwich West Parkway (the road from Highway 3 to get to Windsor Crossings) will be moved a few hundred meters in October 2012

For more information, visit the W-E Parkway Website

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