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News Release

Bayly Street improvements now complete in Ajax

WHITBY, ON December 16, 2013 – Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in Ajax and Whitby are advised that work to improve Bayly Street (Regional Road 22) is now complete.

“The completion of phase one of the Bayly/Victoria Street widening project is a major milestone in our overall objectives for this transportation corridor, and our road program in general,” said Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “Good roads equal a better quality of life for residents–less time commuting means more time with our families–and for business it means a faster delivery of goods and services.”

Bayly Street, from Shoal Point Road in Ajax to Halls Road in Whitby, has been widened from two lanes to four lanes (five in some areas). Work also included the addition of curbs, a sidewalk on the north side, a bike path on the south side, and a multi-use trail from Shoal Point Road to Lake Ridge Road in Ajax. Construction started in April and concluded mid-December. Minor improvements will continue to be made in the coming months, such as landscaping.

“Bayly Street is an important and vital arterial road serving thousands of commuters daily through Durham,” said Ajax Mayor Steve Parish. “Phase one of the Bayly widening project provided a unique opportunity to work with the Region to address our safety and connectivity concerns for pedestrians and cyclists. Through this successful partnership, new street lighting, a sidewalk and a multi-use trail were installed, improving our shared infrastructure for all users.”

Phase two of the Bayly/Victoria Street project will include the reconstruction and widening of Victoria Street (Regional Road 22) from Halls Road to Seaboard Gate in the Town of Whitby. The work includes widening the road from the current two lanes to four lanes; a multi-use trail on the south boulevard; replacing the existing bridge over the Lynde Creek; wildlife passage culverts; and a view platform overlooking the marsh. This work is scheduled for 2015.

For more information on this or other Durham Region’s construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit www.durham.ca/cdeap.

 

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