CWATS Has Big Plans For 2020

Wednesday December 11th, 2019

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The County Wide Active Transportation System committee has some bog plans for 2020.

Three projects spanning more than five km in three Essex County municipalities are being proposed along with design work on three other projects stretching more than 2.5 km in two other local municipalities that would pave the way for construction in 2021.

The CWATS committee, which includes representatives from all the local municipalities, wants to hear from pedestrians, cyclists and users of other non-motorized vehicles about the state of the network and suggestions for improvements. Are there any missing links or gaps? Are there opportunities for new active transportation links? Should routes be added or removed? What are your short, medium and long-term priorities for the system?

The construction projects proposed for 2020 include:

  • Amherstburg: Paved shoulders on 1.3 km of Alma Street from Fryer Street to Meloche Road. The estimated cost is $783,350.
  • Kingsville: Paved shoulders on 1.8 km of County Road 50 from Ford Road to Arner Townline. The estimated cost is $750,000.
  • Lakeshore: Paved shoulders/Multi-Use trail on 2 km on County Road 2 from Patillo Road to East Pike Creek. The estimated cost is $1,750,000.

The CWATS committee is also proposing to undertake multiple functional design studies next year so projects would be ready for construction the following year.  These studies include:

  • Leamington: Bike lanes on 0.4 km of County Road 34 from 200 metres west of County Road 33 to 200 metres east of County Road 33. The total estimated cost is $30,000.
  • Leamington: Multi-use trail on 1.8 km of County Road 33 from 350 metres south of Monarch Lane to Mersea Road 12. The total estimated cost is $50,000.
  • Tecumseh: Bikes lanes on 1 km of Manning Road from Riverside Drive to St. Gregory Road. The total estimated cost is $20,000.


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