Bowen Road Sidewalk Project

Project Summary

Bowen Road, Buttertubs Drive to Pine Street Sidewalk, Bike Lane, and Wakesiah Avenue Traffic Signal Upgrade.

Project Overview

Bowen Road is one of the busiest arterial roads in the City and carries more than 15000 vehicles per day. With the Bowen Road Quarterway Bridge upgrade complete, the section of Bowen Road south of Buttertubs Drive and north of Pine Street is the only remaining section that does not have raised sidewalk. As indicated in the Transportation Master Plan major upgrades to this section of Bowen Road are expected in the long term (15-20 years). In the interim there is community support for improving pedestrian and cycling facilities. As well, an assessment of the Traffic Signal at the intersection of Bowen Road and Wakesiah Avenue has indicated that it is approaching the end of its service life and is in need of renewal.

Project Information

This project will include the construction of raised sidewalk on the southwest side of Bowen Road between Buttertubs Drive and Pine Street, marked bike lanes, and upgrading traffic signal hardware at the intersection of Bowen Road and Wakesiah Avenue. Constructing sidewalk and marking bike lanes along this section of Bowen Road will enhance mobility within the neighbourhood.

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    Project Objectives

    To provide an enhanced walking and biking facilities on Bowen Road and to renew traffic signal hardware at the intersection of Bowen Road and Wakesiah Avenue.

    Project Details

    Construction of raised sidewalk on the southwest side of Bowen Road, bike lanes, and traffic signal hardware upgrades at Wakesiah Avenue will begin in October and is expected to be completed in 12 weeks.

    Questions & Answers

    Q: How will traffic be impacted? 
    A: Traffic Control personnel will be on site to ensure that traffic delays are minimized.

    Q: Will trees be cut down in Bowen Park? 
    A: It will be necessary to trim some of the lower branches on trees adjacent to the road, however there is no plan to remove trees as part of this project.

    Q: Is this the next phase of the Bowen Road widening? 
    A: No, Bowen Road will not be widened. This project is to complete the last section of sidewalk on Bowen Road and to add dedicated bike lanes.

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