Lauzon Parkway to Undergo $8.1-Million Reconstruction
Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ward 8 Councillor Gary Kaschak announced the start of the City of Windsor’s $8.1-million investment over the next 16 months to substantially rebuild Lauzon Parkway, one of the most utilized roads in our network.
Work is now underway by SheaRock Construction Group to fully rebuild the north and southbound lanes of Lauzon Parkway from Tecumseh Road East to Hawthorne Drive. This $2.6-million reconstruction will renew about 530 metres of one of the busiest roads in east Windsor, where about 30,000 vehicles, including heavy trucks, travel daily on the way to or from the E.C. Row Expressway.
This work is Phase 1 of a planned three-part reconstruction of Lauzon Parkway from Tecumseh Road East to E.C. Row Expressway, with the bulk of the work expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Phase 2, valued at about $5.5 million, is expected to get underway in early 2022 to rebuild the north and southbound lanes of Lauzon Parkway from the E.C. Row Expressway to Cantelon Drive.
Phase 1 construction was originally scheduled to start in 2024 but was fast-tracked due to the availability of funding advanced through the City’s Asset Management Plan.
The scope of Phase 1 work now in progress from Tecumseh Road to Hawthorne Drive includes the following:
Reconstructing seven lanes of concrete road, three northbound and three southbound, with some parts widening to four lanes, covering about 530 metres
Installing an open-graded drainage layer beneath the road’s surface to improve drainage of excess water to minimize flooding and improve road performance
Rebuilding the multi-use asphalt trail on the east side of Lauzon Parkway
Replacing about 250 metres of the concrete sidewalk on the west side
All businesses will remain open during construction, but lanes will be reduced in both directions.
The 2021 City of Windsor Budget approved a 10-year $1.6-billion capital plan that is investing in public infrastructure and building up our city. This year, 60 percent of the capital budget is committed to fixing and improving Windsor’s roads and sewers, investing $50.2 million in roads and $51.2 million toward upgrading the city’s sewers.
“Lauzon Parkway is being transformed into one of our city’s premier motor vehicle and active transportation corridors.The City of Windsor continues to make tremendous progress in fixing and rebuilding our roads as part of council’s commitment to prioritize and improve the quality, safety and durability of our transportation infrastructure.” – Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens
“Lauzon Parkway is one of the busiest roads in Ward 8. It provides a key link to the E.C. Row Expressway from Tecumseh Road, Wyandotte Street and Riverside Drive. I am proud of council’s commitment to fast-tracking this project to rebuild Lauzon Parkway to make it safer and more reliable for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.” – Ward 8 Councillor Gary Kaschak
“CAA applauds the City of Windsor for committing a large portion of their capital budget to improving road infrastructure across the city. This year, Lauzon Parkway was voted one of the worst roads in Windsor in the annual CAA Worst Roads campaign. Roads are the arteries used every day to keep essential workers, goods and services flowing and should be maintained more than ever. CAA is pleased to see these new commitments to improve local roads and infrastructure.” – Raymond Chan, Manager of Government Relations, CAA South Central Ontario