Update to Lakeshore Road Bridge Closure

The Lakeshore Road Bridge between the West Harbour Area and Downtown Oakville will now be closed on January 30th.  It is anticipated to reopen in December of 2017.  The alternate route is over the bridge at Rebecca St.

For more information, please visit the City of Oakville website :

http://www.oakville.ca/residents/lakeshore-bridge-rehabilitation-sixteen-mile-creek.html

Pedestrian Crossovers

Courtesy of the City of Oakville:

Pedestrian Crossovers

A pedestrian crossover is a new type of crossing where drivers and cyclist are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Drivers and cyclists must allow the pedestrian to cross the full width of the road before proceeding.

Pedestrian crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

It is the responsibility of both drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road.

Drivers:

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Cyclists:

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike

Pedestrians:

  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Pedestrian Crossover Classification

Level D

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level d.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs

Level C

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level C

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights

Level B

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level b.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights
  • Overhead signs

Navy Street two way conversion and Lakeshore Roadwork while Bridge is closed.

Navy Street two-way conversion

In advance of the bridge work. Navy Street will be permanently converted to two-way traffic in the fall of 2016.

For more information please visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction – Navy Street to Forsyth Street

Lakeshore Road will also be reconstructed from Navy Street to Forsyth Street while the roadway is closed. The reconstruction work will include streetscape enhancements as identified in the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape design project.

For more information please visit the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape project page.

How to get involved — public open house

The Town of Oakville held a public information centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Review a copy of the material presented at the public meeting:

For more information please contact:

Adam Kiley, P. Eng.
Project Leader – Capital Projects
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3357
adam.kiley@oakville.ca

Lakeshore Bridge Closure January 2017

Lakeshore Road Bridge Reconstruction over Sixteen Mile Creek

Bridge closure coming January 2017

The Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek is scheduled to be reconstructed starting in early 2017 and completed in late fall 2017. As a result, the roadway will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. A detour route around the bridge will be provided via Kerr Street, Rebecca Street and Navy Street.

Railing at the Lakeshore Road Bridge

The town will be using the materials selected as part of the Lakeshore Road Streetscape Project.

Update

The project is currently in the process of being awarded to the contractor. The construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

The scope of work includes:

  • Removal and replacement of the existing concrete deck and steel girders
  • Repairs to the existing piers and replacement of the bridge abutments
  • Two travel lanes, a center turn lane and bikes lanes
  • A wider pedestrian sidewalk with a barrier wall between the sidewalk and vehicular traffic
  • New pedestrians railings
  • Pedestrian lookouts will be incorporated into the bridge
  • LED Street lighting on the bridge

Council approved the construction methodology and schedule of the bridge rehabilitation in the spring of 2016. Review a copy of the staff report to Council.

For more information please contact:

Adam Kiley, P. Eng.
Project Leader – Capital Projects
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3357
adam.kiley@oakville.ca

Town requests feedback re Streetscape Project

Information from the Town of Oakville follows:

As you know, after extensive public consultation, Council approved a traditional theme for the downtown streetscape design this past October. Now we need your help choosing the actual pieces, as well a few other things, as part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project.

Between now and December 23, please check out our photo library online and tell us what you think about…

  • Traditional streetscape furniture pieces
  • Lighting (LED bulbs) for the streetlight poles (3000K or 4000K)
  • Railing for the Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek
  • Flexible/curbless streets

See samples in Downtown Oakville
Before you go online, you can check out samples of the bench, bike ring, and bollard on display in Towne Square. In addition, the LED fixtures (3000K and 4000K) are installed in the streetlight poles along Lakeshore Road between Navy Street and Thomas Street so you can see the difference. The south side has 3000K fixtures, the north side 4000k. 

Please forward this message to your members and if you have any questions, feel to contact me or Adam Kiley (905-845-6601, ext.3357 adam.kiley@oakville.ca) and we will do our best to help you out.

Gisèle Shaw, APR
Manager, Corporate Communications
Strategy Policy & Communications
Town of Oakville | 905-845-6601, ext.3166 | f: 905-338-4259 | www.oakville.ca

Vision: To be the most livable town in Canada

Oakville Arena Revitalization Project

If you have time on Monday, September 19th in the evening and would consider coming to Council to show your support of this initiative it would be greatly appreciated !!  If you are wanting to speak (you can speak however long you want but even if you just come forward to say you fully support the recommendation and the report and look forward to seeing the additional investment at Oakville Arena/Trafalgar Park).  You will need to let the Clerk know that you want to appear and you can notify her at vtytaneck@oakville.ca or by calling 905 845-6601 and requesting the Clerk’s office.

Report information is here.

West Harbour Resident’s Annual BBQ Reminder!

IT’S A WRAP!

ANNUAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ

Come, wrap up the summer and meet your

 new and old neighbours !!

When:  Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labour Day)

Where: Brock Street Park

 (south of Burnet, 2 blocks west of Kerr)

Time:  5:00 p.m.

AGAIN THIS YEAR:The WHRA Executive Committee will provide hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers.  (Please RSVP; we will need numbers.) Bring tables (if you can) something to sit on, a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks, tablecloths, games for the kids, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON THE KIDS ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP!

WHRA Annual Picnic / BBQ

IT’S A WRAP!

ANNUAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ

Come, wrap up the summer and meet your

 new and old neighbours !!

When:  Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labour Day)

Where: Brock Street Park

 (south of Burnet, 2 blocks west of Kerr)

Time:  5:00 p.m.

AGAIN THIS YEAR:The WHRA Executive Committee will provide hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers.  (Please RSVP; we will need numbers.) Bring tables (if you can) something to sit on, a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks, tablecloths, games for the kids, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON THE KIDS ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP!

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY NEW NEIGHBOURS CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY SEE THIS.

Muskoka in West Harbour

One of the many wonderful things about the West Harbour area is our abundance of urban amenities, with Kerr Village, Downtown Oakville, and Lakeshore Road all a few steps from our front doors.  Yet right on the West Harbour door step, Waterworks Park and Tannery Park offer secluded, quiet areas to indulge in a bit of Muskoka tranquility, without the annoying drive through Cottage country traffic.

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