This afternoon the Ontario government announced their commitment to provide funding to support the Wyecroft Road Extension and Bridge Project. In July 2018, Regional Council approved this critical infrastructure project as the candidate to utilize the remaining funding of $57.6 million from the Move Ontario Quick Wins Fund.
Wyecroft Road currently ends at Bronte Creek and local traffic is diverted north to the QEW or south through residential neighbourhoods. The road extension and bridge crossing will now connect Burlington and Oakville over Bronte Creek and provide much needed traffic relief for the area.
“The Wyecroft Road Extension and Bridge Project will enhance the mobility options to the residents of Halton by providing critical east-west connectivity over Bronte Creek between the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “I would like to thank the Provincial Government for this investment in infrastructure that will allow residents, businesses, cyclists, transit users, pedestrians, first responders and motorists to experience an immediate benefit from a multi-modal connective corridor.”
Other important benefits of the infrastructure project include:
- Providing motorists with another route, relieving traffic congestion on local roads and the QEW;
- Reducing commuter time getting to Appleby and Bronte GO stations;
- Improving the bus network between GO stations, providing more options for commuters who rely on public transit;
- Connecting adjacent employment lands, providing business owners, employees and consumers easier access to work and retail; and
- Providing alternative transportation options with new on and off-road pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
“I welcome today’s announcement of the Provincial Government’s support to build the Wyecroft Road Extension” said Burlington Mayor, Marianne Meed Ward. “This much needed project will bridge our communities of Oakville and Burlington, providing greater access and transportation options for our residents, and helping reduce congestion on the QEW by providing additional east-west connections.”
“The Wyecroft Road Extension is a demonstration of partnership between the Provincial Government, Halton Region, the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville”, said Oakville Mayor, Rob Burton. “This is a true commitment to make the movement of people and goods within the Region more effective and efficient for residents and business.”
Halton Region staff will continue to work closely with the Province throughout this project and remain committed to working with all levels of government to ensure a strong and stable future for all. To learn more about how we are keeping Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire, visit halton.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 570,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.