Halton Region has completed construction on Trafalgar Road between Leighland Avenue and north of Hays Boulevard in Oakville. These improvements have enhanced road safety, improved traffic flow for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users, and maintained infrastructure in a state of good repair. The project was supported by $6.9 million in funding through the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly the Gas Tax Fund).
“As more people and businesses choose to call Halton home, this project was essential to keep traffic moving and our road users safe,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Thank you to our community for your patience during construction, and to our Public Works team for completing this project on time and for your tremendous work to limit disruptions to residents and motorists. I would also like to thank the Federal Government for their investment in this important project in our growing region.”
Residents and businesses can now enjoy:
- a wider road—now six lanes—and new traffic signals to improve commute times;
- new sidewalks and off-road bike lanes to make walking and cycling safer;
- new bus stops and shelters for more travel options;
- upgraded watermains to support the continued delivery of high-quality drinking water;
- new stormwater management infrastructure designed to address the effects of climate change and protect the environment;
- equipment for a new Regional Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) to respond to real-time traffic demands;
- new street lighting, sound walls and landscaping to brighten the corridor and reduce noise; and
- a new pedestrian bridge and bike path that opened to the community in November 2021.
Northbound view of the new pedestrian bridge north of Leighland Avenue.
In 2023, Halton Region will begin further improvements to Trafalgar Road between Hays Boulevard and William Halton Parkway. Information on this next phase of the project is available on the Trafalgar Road Improvements – Oakville webpage, and more details will be provided to the community in the coming months.
The Trafalgar Road Improvements project is part of Halton’s Building a Better Halton Program, and was the Region’s first project with a dedicated Construction Ambassador—a key point of contact who would respond to questions, connect with home and business owners directly, and be on-site when needed to answer questions from the community. The community also received regular updates through a central webpage, notices/letters, road signs, newspaper ads, email updates, social media and more.
Entrance to Sheridan College at Ceremonial Road, showing the new bus bays, sidewalks, bike lanes, street lighting, traffic signals and wider roadway.
To learn more about the Trafalgar Road Improvements project or other improvements happening across the region, please visit the Construction Projects page on halton.ca.
It is wonderful to see the completion of the Trafalgar Road construction project. Investing in local infrastructure ensures that future generations have reliable infrastructure to meet their needs for years to come. The Canada Community-Building Fund provides flexible funding so that municipalities can prioritize projects based on the needs of their communities. I am thrilled that Halton Region was able to allocate $6.9 million in federal funding to make improvements to Trafalgar Road that will help to keep motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users safe.
- The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Oakville
Trafalgar Road is a critical corridor in Halton with more than 60,000 daily commuters relying on it to get safely to and from work and school. This newly completed project not only addresses future traffic demands, but provides safe travel options for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Our government understands the importance of ensuring that critical infrastructure continues to grow and adapt to best serve our communities as they grow. The $6.9 million in funding the federal government invested in this project through the Canada Community-Building Fund will ensure Oakville has an accessible and safe route for everyone who lives, works, studies and plays in our community.
- Pam Damoff, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington
Everyone has been patient and delighted with the result on Trafalgar Road. These road improvements will support an even stronger transportation network in Oakville—for transit users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists—now and in the years to come.
- Rob Burton, Mayor of the Town of Oakville
These improvements to Trafalgar Road will help residents and businesses quickly and safely connect to school, jobs, shopping, public transit and community spaces. With new sidewalks, bike lanes, bus stops and wider roads, we are making commutes easier and ensuring residents can travel through the community in the way that works best for them.
- Jeff Knoll, Regional Councillor
The completed improvements to Trafalgar Road are great news for residents and businesses in Oakville. They will improve traffic flow and safety for drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists alike. We look forward to the future improvement of Trafalgar Road north of Dundas being completed just as effectively to serve our community.
- Tom Adams, Regional Councillor
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 595,000 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.