Explore the road construction and structure construction projects that are on the horizon for Milton. 

Road construction projects forecast

Annual asphalt overlay program 

Timing

Annual program, with construction typically starting in May and running through to the fall.

Location

Various streets.

Work being done 

Annual asphalt overlay program on various streets throughout Milton. Locations are typically within the urban area and estate subdivisions.

Annual expanded asphalt program

Timing

Annual program with construction typically starting in June/July and running through to the fall.

Location

Various streets.

Work being done

Annual expanded asphalt program on various roads.  Locations are typically within the rural area or industrial/commercial areas.

Jasper Street

Timing

Anticipate construction in summer 2022.

Location

Jasper Street.

Work being done

Rehabilitation of entire length of Jasper Street, focusing on pavement improvements.

Appleby Line - South of Rattlesnake Point

Timing

Ultimately construction start depends on external agency approvals, which are currently under review.  Currently, anticipate construction to start early 2023.

Location

Appleby Line (hairpin turn south of Rattlesnake Point).

Work being done

Work in this phase is limited to the hairpin turn, just south of Rattlesnake Point, and will include a slight widening of the roadway through the turn to accommodate safe passage of passenger vehicles, as well as improvements to the road structure and drainage.

Appleby Line - South of turn to Derry Road

Timing

Design is underway with construction anticipated in 2023-24.

Location

Appleby Line (south of the hairpin turn to Derry Road).

Work being done

Localized improvements (pavement, signage, drainage).

Highpoint Drive

Timing

Design in 2022, with construction in 2023.

Location

Highpoint Drive (Regional Road 25 to Parkhill Drive).

Work being done

Rehabilitation.

Bronte Street South 

Timing

Design in 2022, with construction in 2023.

Location

Bronte Street South (Louis St. Laurent Avenue to Britannia Road).

Work being done

Boulevard and landscaping work.

Louis St. Laurent Boulevard - Tremaine to Regional Road 25

Timing

Design in 2022, with construction in 2023.

Location

Louis St. Laurent Boulevard (Tremaine to Regional Road 25).

Work being done

Boulevard and landscaping work.

Fifth Line - Main to Derry

Timing

Design is ongoing, with construction anticipated to start either late 2022 or early 2023.

Location

Fifth Line (Main Street to Derry Road).

Work being done

Widening to four lanes and urbanization.

Fifth Line - Derry to Britannia

Timing

Design to start in 2022, with construction 2024-25.

Location

Fifth Line (Derry Road to Britannia Road).

Work being done

Widening to four lanes and urbanization. 

Peru Road

Timing

Design to start in 2022, with construction anticipated for 2024; ultimate timing will depend on surrounding development timing, external agency approvals and land acquisition requirements.

Location

Peru Road (Cul de sacs and bridge removal).

Work being done

Peru Road Bridge removal and cul-de-sac construction.  

Thompson Road

Timing

Anticipated design in 2023, with construction in 2024.

Location

Thompson Road (Derry Road and Louis St. Laurent Boulevard).

Work being done

Localized pathway work on the west side of Thompson Road.

Mill Pond

Timing

Design work and associated permitting to take place in 2021-22, with construction anticipated in 2023.

Location

Mill Pond.

Work being done

 Clean out dredging of Mill Pond.

Main Street

Timing

MCEA work anticipated to start in 2023, with detailed design to follow in 2024/2025, and construction anticipated for 2026-27.

Location

Main Street (Fifth Line to Sixth Line).

Work being done

New road construction of Main Street extension from Fifth Line to Sixth Line, will require a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA).

Louis St. Laurent Boulevard - Fifth Line to Sixth Line

Timing

MCEA work anticipated to start in 2024, with detailed design to follow in 2025, and construction anticipated for 2026-27.

Location

Louis St. Laurent Boulevard (Fifth Line to Sixth Line).

Work being done

New road construction of Louis St. Laurent extension from Fifth Line to Sixth Line, will require a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA).

Structure construction projects forecast

Kelso Road

Timing

Design is underway, with construction anticipated for 2023.

Location

Kelso Road (structure 74).

Work being done

Structure replacement, pending final design.

25 Sideroad

Timing

Design to start in 2022, with construction anticipated in 2024.

Location

25 Sideroad (structure 62).

Work being done

Structure rehabilitation, ultimate scope will be determined during detailed design phase.

Mill Pond 

Timing

Design work commenced in 2021, and ultimate scope of construction work is being determined. Some activities may proceed in 2022, pending permit approvals, however majority of work currently anticipated in 2023/24.

Location

Mill Pond.

Work being done

Various repairs of certain elements of the Mill Pond (concrete repair at inlet, erosion and grading improvements, removal of debris).

Design and construction

Learn about the process, environmental assessments and funding that support local road construction projects.

Graphic about road construction process with icons

Process details

The Town is responsible for the design and construction of all municipal roads, bridges and culverts. The process may require two or more years.
  1. Surveying is conducted
  2. An informal Project Initiation Meeting is held for new projects, with stakeholders, at the start of the design process
  3. Design work continues, including modifications from initial public feedback
  4. Public Input - A formal Public Information Centre is held later in the design process to present detailed design(s) to the community, at which time input is also requested
  5. The final design is presented to Council for approval
  6. Design projects generally begin in the spring and are completed in the late fall or early winter
  7. Construction projects are typically tendered in the winter and early spring
  8. Work generally commences in mid to late spring
  9. Construction timing, particularly in or near waterways, may be constrained by environmental requirements
  10. Every effort is made to minimize disruption to abutting properties during construction

Due to the scope or scale of any individual project, timelines and steps may vary. For example, not all projects will include a Project Initiation Meeting or Public Information Centre.

Environmental assessments

The Town currently has one ongoing Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, the Boyne Active Transportation Link.  

An environmental assessment first step in all of our capital road projects. The project schedule (or type) according to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process is determined.

The MCEA has five phases:

  1. Identify the problem or opportunity
  2. Identify alternative solutions and evaluate them
  3. Prepare and evaluate alternative design concepts for the preferred solution
  4. Prepare an environmental study report
  5. Implementation (complete detailed design and ultimately proceed to construction)

Funding

The Canada Community-Building Fund is money the federal government gives to municipalities twice a year to support local infrastructure.

Local road construction projects partly funded by the Canada Community-Building Fund include:

  • Asphalt overlay of multiple streets
  • First Line, Lawson Road, and No. 5 Side Road resurfacing
  • Victoria Street (Bronte to James Street) reconstruction
  • Lower Base Line and Sixth Line resurfacing
  • Bronte Street (Main Street to Steeles Avenue) redevelopment
  • Bridge and culvert rehabilitation
  • Fifth Line urbanization
  • Asphalt overlay of multiple streets
  • Campbell Avenue (east of Guelph Line) reconstruction

 Visit the Association of Municipalities Ontario to learn more about Canada Community-Building funding. 

Road construction definitions

Asphalt overlay 

The process of replacing existing deteriorated asphalt surfaces with new. It also involves replacing portions of curb and rebuilding catch basins and manholes.

Expanded asphalt

Rehabilitation (usually limited to rural or industrial roads) of the road structure, which may include removal of asphalt, pulverizing of asphalt and granular material, and repaving with new asphalt, or utilizing asphalt recycling methods, depending on the particular road.  Also includes the installation of paved shoulders where feasible, and minor/localized ditch work and cross culvert replacements or repair.

Reconstruction and improvements 

The process of reconstructing an existing substandard road to current standards.

Reconstruction/replacement

The process of completely rebuilding a road. This includes all the underground infrastructure and replacement of the road structure.

Surface treatment 

Surface treatment is the application of an asphalt based emulsion binder and a granular based wearing surface. The process waterproofs the roadway and eliminates grading and dusting of gravel rural roads.

Urbanization 

Urbanization is the improvement of a road with ditches to a road with curb and gutter, drained by storm sewers.