Dixie Area water and road improvements
The project includes watermain installation, reservoir upgrades, road widening and improvements, and noise wall replacements. Project numbers: 14-1240 and 10-4020
- Dixie Road: North of Mayfield Road to Clark Boulevard
- Clark Boulevard: Dixie Road to Heart Lake Road
- Heart Lake Road: Clark Boulevard to south of Glidden Road
What we are doing
- This map (PDF) shows what’s happening, where and when.
- Replacing the old noise walls along Dixie Road on both sides of Dixie Road between Queen Street and Bovaird Drive. Some sections between Bovaird Drive and Sandalwood Parkway will also be replaced. We will do our best to replace the noise walls before starting the watermain or road work in the immediate area.
- Building two watermains (1.5 metres and 0.9 to 1.2 metres in diameter) from Beckett Sproule Reservoir and Pumping Station on Heart Lake Road to East Brampton Pumping Station and Reservoir on Nanport Street.
- The watermains will run along Heart Lake Road, Clark Boulevard and Dixie Road.
- Work will be done by tunnelling and open cut construction.
- Open-cutting involves digging a trench to install new water infrastructure or to upgrade existing water infrastructure. Because it is surface work and typically extends over long stretches of land, it can cause some traffic disruption along the construction route.
- Tunnelling is completed by digging two shafts and using special equipment to tunnel beneath the surface of the road between the shafts. As the work takes place mostly underground, it can be less intrusive than open cutting. Traffic and noise impacts are usually limited to shaft locations, where most of the work takes place.
- Widening Dixie Road in three stages:
- North of Queen Street to south of Bovaird Drive (4 lanes to 6 lanes)
- North of Bovaird Drive to south of Countryside Drive (4 lanes to 6 lanes)
- South of Countryside Drive to north of Mayfield Road (2 lanes to 4 lanes)
- Work will include:
- Developing multi-use trails on both sides of Dixie Road
- Improving transit facilities
- Improving landscaping and streetscaping
- Improving traffic signals and lighting
- To upgrade the water system capacity and reliability as part of the Region of Peel Water and Wastewater Master Plan.
- To support planned growth in the area and to provide for additional north-south road capacity as part of the Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan.
- Work will start in 2019 and will take about 5 years to complete.
Who you can call
- If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
- Avalon Myers, Project Ambassador, at 416-457-3889
- Nicole Sartor, Project Manager (Water) at 905-791-7800 ext. 7832
- Barry Mulcahy, Project Manager (Roads) at 905-791-7800 ext. 7914