State of Emergency
Mayor Josh Morgan has declared a State of Emergency due to increasing flooding impacts. With several roads closed and areas experiencing flooding, the City is advising residents to stay home.
Southdale Road West between Boler and Wickerson Roads is a street that creates many challenges for all road users, with steep curves and hills that make it difficult to see, especially at night.
Wickerson Road is also in need of sewer system improvements due to future development in this area.
This Environmental Assessment explored a variety of planning solutions to address the challenges in the area. Through the Environmental Study Report, road improvements were recommended that aligned with recommendations endorsed by our City’s 2030 Transportation Master Plan, the London Plan and the Cycling Master Plan, including:
These recommendations are designed to do the following, among other factors:
The Environmental Assessment is now complete, and Council approved the plan in February 2020.
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 March 2017 at the Byron Optimist Community Centre - interested parties were encouraged to attend. The public provided comments specific to the Southdale Road West and Wickerson Road improvements to the project team - critical to the development of this environmental assessment.
A Public Information Centre was scheduled for November 2019 at Byron United Church. 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 project team prepared an Environmental Study Report that presents the Environmental Assessment results, including details on the road improvement recommendations. The team is currently in the detailed design stage of the project.