London-Middlesex is in the Red/Control category of the Provincial Keeping Ontario Safe and Open framework. A number of City facilities have reopened to the public for in-person programs and services.
Highbury Avenue and Hamilton Road is a busy intersection, and due to London’s anticipated growth, significant traffic delays are expected if no improvements are made.
The Transportation Master Plan recommended several enhancements to the intersection, including additional through and turning lanes on Highbury Avenue, improvements to the median on Hamilton Road and additional pedestrian and cyclist facilities.
The Environmental Assessment explored a variety of planning solutions to address the challenges in the area. Through the Environmental Study Report, intersection improvements were recommended that aligned with the Transportation Master Plan's recommendations, including:
The recommendations are designed to:
Construction to start the intersection improvements is currently planned for 2029.
The Environmental Assessment is complete, and Council approved the plan in June 2018.
The City sent out a notice of commencement to residents, business owners and interested stakeholders to notify them of the Environmental Assessment's start.
A Public Information Centre was scheduled for May 2015 at Fairmont United Church - interested parties were encouraged to attend. They provided comments specific to the potential Highbury and Hamilton Road intersection improvements to the project team, which were critical to the development of this environmental assessment.
A Public Information Centre was scheduled for March 2016 at BMO Centre London. The team provided all interested parties with an update on the project and listened to feedback that was critical to shaping the recommendations provided by the Environmental Study Report.
The Environmental Assessment is now complete, and Council approved the plan in 2018.