Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study

Following extensive public consultation, the Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS) was approved by Council in April 2015. The DTS is part of the Downtown Plan.

The DTS assessed the current traffic and roadway conditions in downtown Oakville and created recommendations to enhance the roadways, beautify streets, improve pedestrian/cycle ways and revitalize the Towne Square, by introducing design standards as well as increasing connectivity, mobility and accessibility. Review the DTS final report (pdf).

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project

April 10, 2018

Approved final streetscape plan for the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project - Navy Street to Allan Street. Reconstruction of Lakeshore Road between Navy and Allen streets is scheduled to start in the spring 2019, and delivered in two phases from spring 2019 – fall 2019 and spring 2020 – fall 2020.
Received information about the mitigation initiatives that are planned at the present time. Staff is continuing to explore additional options for mitigation and will be consulting with the downtown business community and other stakeholders in this regard.

Received information about the wayfinding iniativies planned for downtown during and after construction, as well as active transportation, and can also include elements to support or enhance smart cities initiatives.

Review the April 10, 2018, Special Planning and Development Council staff reports for details.

Visit the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project for more information.

Two-way conversion

The two-way traffic conversion is currently in the detailed design phase. With the exception of Navy Street (completed in 2017), the two-way conversion will be completed by mid-October, 2018.

In early 2017, in advance of the bridge work, Navy Street between Rebecca/Randall Street was converted to two-way traffic. Learn more at Public Information Meeting – Open House on May 30, 2018.

Visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.

Lakeshore Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek

In November 2017 the Lakeshore Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek reopened ahead of schedule and on budget.