Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project - Navy Street to Allan Street
With Lakeshore Road East (Navy Street to Allan Street) coming to the end of its lifespan and needing a major reconstruction, the town undertook extensive research and public consultation to identify broader opportunities to improve traffic, beautify streets and improve pedestrian/cycle ways in the downtown.
The town is now moving forward with the Lakeshore Reconstruction and Streetscape Project.
Changing the streetscape in downtown Oakville
Following extensive public consultation, Council approved a traditional furniture style for downtown Oakville at the October 3, 2016 meeting. Review the staff report. Desire to maximize a flexible (curbless) design of the Lakeshore Road East configuration was also discussed at these meetings as a topic for consideration.
December 2016 public consultation
Between December 5 and 23 we asked you to share your thoughts with us online or in person about:
Traditional streetscape furniture pieces; lighting (LED bulbs) for the streetlight poles; and the railing for the Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek. We had two traditional options for each piece of streetscape furniture — bike rings, bollards, streetlight poles and benches — for you to choose from, and two types of lighting (LED fixtures/bulbs). We also asked you to review three bridge railing options. Samples of the bench, bike ring, and bollard were also on display in Towne Square and the LED fixtures (3000K and 4000K) were installed in the streetlight poles along Lakeshore Road between Navy Street and Thomas Street so you can see the difference.
The survey is now closed and we appreciate your feedback!
In the new year, staff will present to the town’s Heritage Committee a preferred suite of traditional furniture pieces. We will go to Council for approval in early 2017.
Coming soon — Idea Forum on flexible/curbless streets
We are also exploring the use of a flexible (curbless) design of the Lakeshore Road East configuration. Learn more about the pros and cons of this design and provide us with your feedback on Idea Forum, coming January 2017.