Here we are at the beginning of February already – I hope that your 2018 is off to a great start. I wanted to provide a brief community update ahead of the Meet the Mayor and Ward Councillors meeting that takes place on Tuesday, February 6th from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Nobleton Library.
Notable News for Ward 2
Residents local to the Hambley Development have long expressed concerns and frustration with speed limits in the area. In response to the concerns, I successfully established the need for the local development group to undertake a detailed traffic analysis. The study was completed, and the recommendations are now put in place. The speed limit has been reduced from 50 km to 40 km on both local and connector roads. As most of the traffic on these streets is local traffic — residents are advised to be aware of the new limits. Residents can also look forward to the upcoming installation of a signalized pedestrian crossing at Tasca Park.
Traffic lights will be installed at Greenside and King Road. This comes as welcome news to both area residents and parents with children attending St. Mary’s School.
Speed limits will also be reduced from 80 km to 50 km at the area of Oliver Emerson Drive and Highway 27.
The Township is replacing the street light heads with new LED lights.
Work on the Lions Pavilion will resume once the weather permits. The 20 x 50 structure will include (much welcomed) washroom facilities. We can also look forward to additional enhancements for the Nobleton Community Sports Park such as playground and baseball diamond upgrades.
Laskay Park will undergo an exciting facelift that includes a new shade structure and playground. There is also plenty of anticipation mounting about the public art display designed in cooperation with the Laskay Hall Board.
I recently met with the Laskay Hall Board Members for a tour of the building renovations:
With the success of our water and wastewater infrastructure grant application, the Township is poised to begin the initial segment of Phase 2 sewers this spring. A preliminary meeting was hosted for the benefiting property owners – and Engineering will host a second meeting to further discuss time lines and project details.
Engineered designs to reconstruct the 15th Side Road from Highway 27 to the 8th Concession have been submitted to the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) for approval and funds are proposed to advance these works in the 2018 budget. Engineering is nearing completion for the paving and reconstruction of the 10th Concession to the 15th Side Road and 15th Side Road to Highway 27.
Highway 27 and King Road Improvements
You may have noticed some recent construction activity related to the intersection improvements at King Road and Highway 27. The project tender has been awarded, and crews are actively working to relocate hydro services so that the project will be in full swing by April. The intersection will be reconstructed to incorporate northbound and southbound left-turn lanes on Highway 27. The Township will also incorporate streetscaping on both Highway 27 and King Road. This includes new sidewalks starting from Ellis Avenue, extending northwards to Sheardown Drive.
The Highway 27 improvements may also provide the opportunity to reconfigure the village core lanes to improve traffic flow and enable extra safety measures at the No Frills entrance, Hill Farm Road and surrounding area. Some solutions are currently under review.
Residents should be aware that this is a substantial project with a required work span of over a year (yes, you read that correctly). Despite best efforts and a sound traffic management plan — delays are expected — along with all the headaches and frustrations that come along with them.
These road improvements are long overdue. Although there will be some pain points involved – we must keep in mind that this intersection no longer functions properly and is considered unsafe. Both Mayor Pellegrini and myself, with the assistance of Staff have made a concerted and coordinated effort to advance these works.
In Case You Missed It
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Agendas, Monday, February 5th (including proposed budget)
Volunteer Recognition Award Nominations – Submission deadline, Monday, March 12, 2018
Family Day Activities
Hope to see you on February 6th.
Ward Two Councillor, King Township