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Britannia Road Corridor Improvements

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Upcoming road closure

Please be advised that Britannia Road will be closed between Tremaine Road and Farmstead Drive starting Monday, September 14 at 6 a.m. until Monday, November 30 at 10 p.m. to safely accommodate construction work. Due to the nature of the construction activity, access for emergency vehicles and local traffic will not be maintained. Businesses on Leger Way near Britannia Road can be accessed from Etheridge Avenue.

Please see the latest notice (PDF file) for the map of the detour route and drive carefully through the area.


Britannia Road is a critical east-west corridor in Halton Region that motorists rely on to get to work, school, retail and home every day. To accommodate growth, provide safe alternative transit options and improve traffic flow, Halton Region is planning to make improvements to Britannia Road. Construction for Phase 1 started in summer 2019, and residents and motorists can look forward to the following improvements:

Widening to 6 lanes
Bridges
Traffic signals
Landscaping
Environmental protection
Bike lanes
Multi-use pathways
Turn lanes
Sound walls

Project Details

  • Status: Construction / Design
  • Start: Summer 2019
  • End: 2024 
  • Project #: PR-2667 / PR-2668 / PR-2669 / PR-2670

Britannia Road cross-section

Read about the Britannia Road Transportation Corridor Improvements Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Project Renderings

View of Britannia Road at railroad overpass

Improvements include:

  • Road widening
  • New roadway overpass
  • New sidewalk/multi-use pathway
  • New on-road bike lane

View of Britannia Road east of First Line

Improvements include:

  • Road widening
  • New on-road bike lane
  • New sidewalk/multi-use pathway
  • New landscaping

View of Britannia Road at Regional Road 25

Improvements include:

  • Road widening
  • New turn lanes
  • New sidewalk/multi-use pathway
  • New landscaping
  • New traffic signals


Project map

Timeline
This project will be completed in three phases.

  • 2014-2017

    Environmental Assessment completed

  • 2014-2019

    Detailed design for Phase 1 completed

  • 2016-2020

    Detailed design for Phases 2 and 3

  • August 2019

    Construction contract awarded for Phase 1

  • September 2019

    Construction start for Phase 1

  • 2020

    Anticipated construction start for Phase 2 and Phase 3

  • 2022

    Projected completion for Phase 1

  • 2024

    Projected completion for Phase 2 and Phase 3

What you can expect day-to-day

Britannia Road Corridor is a major east-west corridor that residents and motorists rely on to get to work, school, home and retail every day. Halton Region is making every effort to minimize the disruptions and help you plan ahead for construction activity.

Learn more about what to expect day-to-day, our mitigation plans and how to stay connected on the project.

I’m a resident or business in the area

Advance notice of any service disruption or construction impacts will be provided to residents in-person, through letter, email and website updates.

Below are some impacts you may experience:

  • Dust and mud: There may be increased levels of dust and mud near the work site. The contractor is required to manage these impacts.
  • Noise: You may experience noise as a result of construction. We will schedule work in accordance with local noise by-laws.
  • Tree pruning & removals: Due to the road widening, certain trees will either be pruned or removed. This work may happen shortly to allow for the utility relocations to occur. New trees will be planted once construction has completed.
  • Truck traffic: You will notice increases in truck traffic around the ongoing work. Please be aware and use extra caution while driving.

I use this road regularly

Advance notice of any closures or restrictions will be available through letter, email, social media, road signs and website updates.

The following mitigation strategies have been put in place to minimize the impact on traffic and travel:

  • Phasing construction: Construction will be phased to allow for one lane in each direction to be maintained on Britannia Road. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • Using electronic signs: Road signs will be on site to with up-to-date traffic impacts.
  • Reducing speed limits: To ensure safety, the speed limit has been lowered within the project limits.

Latest traffic updates and notices

Traffic updates

  • Please be advised that Britannia Road will be closed between Tremaine Road and Farmstead Drive starting Monday, September 14 at 6 a.m. until Monday, November 30 at 10 p.m. to safely accommodate construction work. Due to the nature of the construction activity, access for emergency vehicles and local traffic will not be maintained. Businesses on Leger Way near Britannia Road can be accessed from Etheridge Avenue. Please see the latest notice for the map of the detour route (PDF file) and drive carefully through the area.
  • Access to Britannia Road (Regional Road 6) will be closed at Bronte Street South, Chretien Street and Leger Way starting April 27, 2020 at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue until October 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Stay connected and up-to-date on the project

Halton Region has a dedicated Construction Ambassador for this project who will be available to meet with residents and businesses to address any questions or concerns.

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