Emil Kolb Parkway gets set to open to traffic
- Milestone project to divert traffic from Bolton's core includes Peel's first
BRAMPTON, ON. (July 28, 2015) - The Region of Peel will open the new Emil Kolb Parkway (Regional Road 150) to traffic on August 10. The 4.2 km road connects Hwy 50 north of Bolton to Coleraine Drive, to complete the bypass around the Bolton core, eliminating the need for through traffic to use Queen Street (Regional Road 50) while relieving traffic volumes through the downtown. Two new two-lane roundabouts at both ends of the Emil Kolb Parkway will also be open and functional. Residents wanted to know more about the two-lane roundabouts so we developed and mailed educational materials to local residents, hosted several workshops, and updated Peel’s roundabout webpage with instructions and a video.
"The Emil Kolb Parkway is over 20 years in the making and extremely important to the residents and businesses in Bolton,” said Frank Dale, Peel Regional Chair. “The parkway will help address the future needs of the growing community, and will be a benefit to drivers and to those who choose to walk and cycle in this scenic landscape by using the new multi-use trail."
The two new roundabouts are the first two-lane roundabouts in Peel. They are located at the new King Street West alignment where Duffy’s Lane formerly intersected, and where the parkway connects at Highway 50 north of the Bolton core. People can visit peelregion.ca/roundabouts to learn how to drive through the roundabouts.
A new multi-use trail offers multi-modal options to the community. The trail starts at King Street West/Coleraine Drive and leads to the old Humber River bridge converted exclusively for cycling and pedestrian use, and connects to the existing Humber Valley Heritage Trail. This trail provides safe travel, separated from traffic, and encourages positive lifestyle choices.
Other features include:
- Two new bridges that span the existing Humber River and tributary to the Humber River.
- Landscaping includes planting 2,150 trees and 3,400 shrubs and perennials of various species.
The next roundabout workshop is on August 18, 7 p.m. at Rotary Place, Bolton.
Call 905-791-7800 ext. 4409 to register.
Link to Emil Kolb Parkway page: peelregion.ca/emilkolbparkway
The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call
905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.
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