$2.1 Million In Work Planned To Modernize Via Rail Crossing On Lesperance Road

Thursday March 10th, 2022

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The Government of Canada and Town of Tecumseh are investing 2.1 million to make the rail crossing on Lesperance Road safer and easier to traverse for drivers, pedestrians and other road users.

The project  will also transform the street north of the at-grade VIA Rail crossing into a more attractive public space.

The federal government is investing $1,027,200 in the project as part of its commitment to improving rail safety and increasing public awareness and confidence in Canada’s rail transportation system.

The Town is contributing $1,105,000 and has begun detailed design of the improvements to the Lesperance Road rail crossing, which is located between Tecumseh Road and First Street.

Enhancements will be made to the streetscaping along the west side of Lesperance from the rail crossing to First Street. These include the addition of trees, furniture, and decorative street lighting and pavement.

Tecumseh is also in the process of securing properties and easements required to make the crossing improvements and connect them into the intersection of Lesperance Road and Tecumseh Road to the south.

Construction is expected to start in mid-August, once advance work required by VIA Rail is complete. During the approximately ten weeks of construction, traffic will be detoured around the project area.

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