Town invites community input into streetscape design for Kerr Street Underpass Project

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Feedback welcome in-person or online

The town is inviting residents and businesses to provide their input on streetscape elements such as light poles, benches, railings, pavers and landscaping for the Kerr Street Underpass Project. Feedback can be shared at a public meeting on June 26 or online from June 27 until August 31, 2018.

“The town truly values our community’s feedback and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Together we can begin setting the stage for a streetscape design that over time will enhance the character of our Kerr Village community.”

The public meeting will be held at the Oakville Senior Citizens' Recreation Centre at 263 Kerr Street from 6 to 8 p.m. For anyone who can’t make the meeting, the town will have an online photo library of the materials and furnishings starting June 27 where you can scroll through the photos and vote on which pieces you like best.

Another public meeting about the streetscape elements will take place this September to present the final selections before implementing them into a final detailed design.

The Town of Oakville, through its transportation master planning process, identified the need to rebuild and widen Kerr Street between Speers Road and Wyecroft Road, including the building of a new underpass at the Lakeshore West GO line. The town is partnering with Metrolinx to move forward with this project and complete it faster. The streetscape elements chosen for the underpass project will also help guide a streetscape standards strategy that may inform future development projects in the surrounding area and further into the Kerr Village Growth area.

Preliminary work on the overall project will start in 2019 with construction of the underpass starting as early as the spring of 2020. The work will take up to three years to complete. The current road alignment will remain in place during construction while the new road is built to the west.

The Town of Oakville together with Metrolinx will host more public meetings this fall about the overall project. For more information visit our Kerr Street Underpass Project or metrolinx.com/kerr.

 If you plan to attend the meeting on June 26 and have accessibility needs, please contact Carole Williams by June 22 at 905-845-6601, ext. 3130 (TTY 905-338-4200), email carole.williams@oakville.ca.