Sixth Line has been designated a north-south minor arterial roadway in the Town of Oakville’s Official Plan (Livable Oakville) and plays a key role in the town’s overall transportation system. As development occurs along the Sixth Line corridor, the importance of this roadway will increase by providing a critical north-south transportation link. The current two-lane rural cross-section is in need of upgrading to accommodate future travel demands and help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians get to work, school, retail and home every day.
Improvements will include the reconstruction of Sixth Line from its current two-lane rural cross-section to an urbanized four-lane road with a continuous left turn lane, centre median and on-road bike lanes and parking lay-by’s.
January 2022 to September 2022: Dundas St. to Threshing Mill Blvd.
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In 2015, the town completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Sixth Line from Dundas Street to Highway 407 ETR. The Schedule ‘C’ Class EA study was carried out to address the need to widen Sixth Line in three phases to correspond with development along the Sixth Line corridor.
The EA reviewed the long term demands of Sixth Line up to and beyond 2031. Issues addressed included land servicing, pedestrian, cycling and transit requirements along with operational and infrastructure deficiencies, street-lighting and natural feature impacts.
The preferred solution as determined by the EA study was to widen Sixth Line to four lanes with a continuous left turn lane at intersections and a landscaped median at mid-block locations all within a 31-metre right-of-way. Within this cross-section dedicated on-road bike lanes, two metre sidewalks on both sides and parking lay-by’s where appropriate will also be provided.
Review the Sixth Line Environmental Assessment Study Report.
The EA preferred solution will be implemented in three phases starting at Dundas Street as follows:
There currently is only a minor storm sewer on the southerly most part of Sixth Line which extends from Kaitting Trail and ties into the ditch on the north side of Dundas Street. As part of these improvements, a new storm sewer is to be designed for Sixth Line from the culvert crossing just south of Threshing Mill Boulevard to Kaitting Trail.
The town is working with Oakville Hydro, Bell Canada and Cogeco to provide the required relocation of services.