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.
Sunningdale Road is a two-lane street in north London where traffic volumes are steadily increasing, and road improvements are required to meet travel demand. Major intersections along the road are already beginning to experience operational challenges due to high traffic volumes and turning movements, including at Wonderland Road, Richmond Street, and Adelaide Street, where the existing conditions warrant improving the intersections.
This Environmental Assessment was initiated to explore solutions to address challenges along Sunningdale Road, between Wonderland Road North and Adelaide Street North, including safety, traffic congestion, comfort and convenience, speed and travel time.
Through the Environmental Study Report, a number of improvements were recommended for Sunningdale Road that aligned with the Transportation Master Plan, including:
The Environmental Assessment is complete, and Council approved the plan in June 2012. Construction of Sunningdale Road, between Wonderland Road and Richmond Street is expected to begin in 2023. Construction of Sunningdale Road, between Richmond Street and Adelaide Street is expected to begin in 2025.
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 October 2009 - interested parties were encouraged to attend. They provided comments specific to the potential realignment of Commissioners Road West to the project team, which were critical to the development of this environmental assessment.
A Public Information Centre was scheduled for November 2011. 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 2012.