Update on Kennedy Road Construction in the Town of Caledon
Why is there construction on Kennedy Road?
Improvements to Kennedy Road from Mayfield Road to the southern limits of the Abbotside Way are underway, to meet the expected increase in vehicular and pedestrian traffic demands along the Kennedy Road corridor. Improvements include:
• Widening of Kennedy Road to a four-lane urban cross-section with left turn lanes; • Installation of a sidewalk on the east side and a multi-use path on the west side; and, • Improvements to sewers to manage stormwater.
Residents in the area have seen heavy traffic back-ups during commuter ‘rush-hour’ and at other times of the day. The Town takes these impacts seriously and is working to alleviate the congestion as soon as possible. Caledon OPP are aware of the situation and have been at this location to manage traffic flow when possible. Please adjust your schedule accordingly and drive with caution and patience. With over 1,500 residents living in the area, this will continue to be an area of impact during this project.
TIMELINE: Construction work required to reopen Kennedy Road targeted to be November 30, 2015.
What is being done to help the traffic flow in my neighbourhood?
Temporary Traffic Signals are being installed to assist with traffic flow.
1. Kennedy Road/Old School Road and Heart Lake Road/Old School Road traffic signal installations
have been completed and approved for energization. The Town now has planned for the electrical connection to take place. Once the power hook-up is complete, signal timing will be programed.
TIMELINE: complete by September 18, 2015.
NEXT STEPS: Upon energization and signal timing programing, the Town’s Traffic Coordinator will observe traffic flow and optimize signal timing program if necessary.
2. Snellview Blvd./Mayfield Road traffic signal installation is expected to take place September 21
to 29, 2015. Town staff are working to advance the installation date with the contractor if possible. This traffic signal installation is slightly later as it was added to the project based on community demand and feedback after the start construction. The Snellview Blvd./Mayfield Road traffic signal installation is a more complex design as they include a pedestrian crossing , and as well,Mayfield Road is a Regional road which required an additional level of coordination/approval for the Town. These factors have now been cleared, allowing for the Contractor to source the required components.
TIMELINE: complete by September 29, 2015.
NEXT STEPS: Upon energization and signal timing programing, the Town’s Traffic Coordinator in conjunction with Region of Peel will observe traffic flow and optimize signal timing program if necessary.
What is happening with the progress of this project?
Construction progress is advancing according to schedule.
North of Highway 410
Construction work north of the 410 bridge is nearing completion with storm sewers, curb installation, and road widening ready for base asphalt.
South of Highway 410
Work is progressing well south of the 410 bridge to Snellview Boulevard with storm sewers complete and road widening base granular material being placed and compacted. Utilities are being relocated in the area south of Snellview Blvd. to Mayfield Road. This work consists of the existing overhead hydro lines and underground communication cables being relocated underground, in order to align them appropriately with the newly widened roadway. Road widening and storm sewer installation work will start in this area upon de-energization of overhead hydro lines and the removal of hydro poles.
TIMELINE: The relocation work, including the pulling of new underground power and communication cabling, is being coordinated with the road reconstruction and is advancing according to schedule.