Dixie Road Reconfiguration and New Bicycle Lanes - South of Rometown Drive to Lakeshore Road
The Region of Peel is studying new lane configurations on Dixie Road, from south of Rometown Drive to Lakeshore Road, to include dedicated bicycle lanes and more buffer space for pedestrians. The existing four general-purpose lanes will be converted to two lanes plus left-turn lanes.
- Complete Street approach improves safety, comfort and mobility for all road users regardless of age, ability or transportation type.
- Lane reconfiguration improves safety by reducing vehicle speed differences and preventing excessive lane changes.
- Bicycle lanes with painted buffers provide space for cyclists, separating them from motor vehicles.
- Bicycle lanes located between sidewalk and general purpose lanes provide greater separation between pedestrians and motor vehicles.
- Bicycle lanes will connect to the Waterfront Trail and future multi-use trails along Dixie Road, allowing easy access to a variety of destinations, including GO Transit stations.
- Work will be implemented through the 2016 Dixie Road resurfacing as part of the Hanlan Water Project.
December 18, 2015 Update
Thank you for your participation through the consultation process. Your input is valuable to us, and it has been considered by the project's planning team. Two documents have been added to this page about the project – a Summary of Consultation and a Frequently Asked Questions document. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
June 10, 2016 Update
The planning and design process for the Dixie Road Reconfiguration and Bicycle Lanes project has concluded. The project will be implemented in two stages.
The Hanlan Water Project is completing the installation of a new watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer on Dixie Road from Rometown Drive to Lakeshore Road. The final step involves the reconstruction and resurfacing of the road, which will then be marked with pavement markings denoting the new bicycle lanes and lane configuration. This is planned to be completed by the end of July 2016. Please note, that although the bicycle lanes will be marked, they will not be officially designated until the end of stage two, detailed below:
In spring 2017, structural remediation and reconstruction of the CN Rail overpass on Dixie Road, just north of Orchard Hill Road, will commence. This project will establish temporary conditions for a section of the road near the overpass, with shared space for vehicles and bicycles. Suitable signage and pavement markings will be applied, with consideration to the preferred routing for pedestrians and cyclists. Following the completion of this project in late 2017, bicycle lane symbols and signage will be installed on the bicycle lanes.
For more information contact:
Project Manager – Sustainable Transportation