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Reconstruction Of Lauzon Parkway Gets Underway

Thursday June 17th, 2021, 12:38pm


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Construction is underway on an $8.1-million rebuild of Lauzon Parkway in East Windsor.

Mayor Drew Dilkens held a press conference Thursday morning to detail the project that will take place over the next 16 months.

Dilkens said the road is one of the most utilized routes in the city’s network, seeing around 30,000 vehicles each day.

The first phase of the project — at a price tag of $2.6 million — is already underway and will involve a full rebuild of the north and southbound lanes from Tecumseh Road East to Hawthorne Drive.

Construction will involve rebuilding seven lanes of concrete, three northbound and three southbound, with some parts widening to four lanes, installing an open-graded drainage layer beneath the road’s surface to improve drainage of excess water to minimize flooding and improve road performance, rebuilding the multi-use asphalt trail on the east side of Lauzon Parkway, and replacing about 250 metres of the concrete sidewalk on the west side.

“Lauzon Parkway is being transformed into one of our city’s premier motor vehicle and active transportation corridors,” said Dilkens. “The City of Windsor continues to make tremendous progress in fixing and rebuilding our roads as part of council’s commitment to prioritize and improve the quality, safety and durability of our transportation infrastructure.”

Phase 2, valued at about $5.5 million, is expected to get underway in early 2022 to rebuild the north and southbound lanes of Lauzon Parkway from the E.C. Row Expressway to Cantelon Drive.

Phase 3, which is not planned for construction at this time, will involve the section from Hawthorne to Cantelon. City Engineer Mark Winterton said the third phase is still subject to funding but will involve a “major drainage project” with a price tag of around $20 million.

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