As part of creating a vibrant urban centre in downtown Brampton, the City of Brampton is working towards creating an aesthetically beautiful streetscape around the historic Four Corners. From Mill Street South to Chapel Street on Queen street and Nelson Street East and Wellington Street on Main Street, an environmental assessment is underway to define and create a street that will bring together pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner. From the addition of cycle lanes to landscaping between street and sidewalk in order to capitalize on pedestrian walkability and enhance amenities, the public realm in downtown Brampton is set to undergo an exciting transformation.
News and Events
- Tunnel Investigation
As part of the Downtown Reimagined project, investigation on the structural integrity of the existing tunnel is set to begin on Monday February 5, 2018, weather permitting. There will be some traffic impacts. For information check this notice.
What to Expect:
- Test pits 5ft x 5ft to allow for a Structural Engineer to enter and assess the tunnel.
- Work will take place over a one-week period, weather permitting, including Saturday February 10 at the intersection of Main St and Wellington St.
- Parking lanes closed on the east side of Main Street between the CIBC bank and Vivian Lane for a four (4) day period February 5 to 8.
- Parking lanes closed on the north and south side of Queen Street between Main St and 100m west of Main St. February 9 and 12, respectively.
- Minister's Letter
On January 16, 2018 the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change gave the go-ahead for the Downtown Brampton Streetscaping Environmental Assessment project. In a letter
to the City the Minister has decided that the City has addressed the concerns brought forward. With this decision, the City will move forward with detail design for the streetscaping work with the Environmental Study Report preferred cross-section but with a condition that any loading zones or accessible parking spots be placed where feasible and not impede the bike lanes. See Minister’s Review here
- Downtown Streetscape Visual Demonstration
Construction of the demonstration is expected to be complete shortly. The visual demonstration aims to showcase what the Downtown could potentially look like with the following:
- A green cycle lane and updated road signs
- Interlock that is currently in place to depict the clearway zone (sidewalk and cafe area).
- A furniture zone that will have trees in planter boxes, a bench, and
- The removal and relocation of the existing streetlight pole.
The intent of the demonstration is to showcase the dimensions and scale. The materials will be finalized as we go through the detail design process. We’d love to hear what you think. Please visit us at 15 Queen St. W for more information on this and other initiatives currently underway in Brampton.
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