The Regional Municipality of Durham


News Release

Taunton Road Bridge over Oshawa Creek now open

WHITBY, ON July 05, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is celebrating the completion of the Taunton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Multi-Use Path Construction over Oshawa Creek, enhancing active transportation options for residents.

“I’m pleased to announce that the Taunton Road Bridge has fully re-opened—along with an extended multi-use path across Oshawa Creek—just in time for residents to enjoy walking and cycling in north Oshawa throughout the summer months,” says Susan Siopis, Director of Transportation and Field Services. “Thank you to residents for their patience throughout the duration of this project, as we work to enhance Regional roads for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.”

The project included the rehabilitation of the Taunton Road Bridge over Oshawa Creek located between Simcoe Street and Stevenson Road, with repairs to the existing bridge structure and new asphalt pavement. Additionally, in accordance with the Regional Cycling Plan and in partnership with the City of Oshawa, the multi-use path along Taunton Road, which previously ended west of Oshawa Creek, was extended to Northbrook Street including a new 100-metre-long bridge for pedestrians and cycling. The path extension and new bridge connecting the multi-use path east and west of the creek represents a significant investment in active transportation.

To learn more about Regional construction, design and environmental assessment projects, visit www.durham.ca/cdeap.

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