Sixth Line Widening

We're improving Sixth Line by adding several new features to upgrade travel demands.

Sixth Line has been designated a north-south minor arterial roadway in the town's Official Plan (Livable Oakville) and plays a key role in the town’s overall transportation system. 

As development happens 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 needs upgrading to meet 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 centre median and on-road bike lanes, parking lay-bys and landscaping.

Phase one improvements were completed in 2023.

Phase two continues with the theme of transforming Sixth Line to a more urban corridor with an expansion from two to four lanes including on-street parking, bike lanes and landscaping. 

Utility relocations were completed in 2023. In spring 2024, underground work will continue with the installation of a section of the Sixth Line storm trunk sewer from Threshing Mill to approximately 230 metres north. This work will require a full road closure for approximately eight weeks and residents will be advised in advance of the road closure through roadside signage. The road closure has been extended until May 31, 2024.

Following the installation of the storm trunk sewer, road construction is anticipated proceed in the summer 2024, through to 2025.

Subdivision servicing within Sixth Line

As Sixth Line is transformed from what was essentially a rural road north of Dundas to an urban corridor, services are needed. Installation of these services started in April with a full road closure being required. 

The closure is between Settlers Road East and Burnhamthorpe Road East and is anticipated to last until approximately eight weeks until about May 31, 2024. 

This work is not related to the town’s reconstruction of Sixth Line and is needed solely to service the new developments. All work is fully funded by the respective developments and installed by contractors retained by local developers. 

The alternate route is along either Burnhamthorpe Road East or Dundas Street East to Trafalgar Road.

Open the Sixth Line road closure and detour map

Canada Community-Building Fund

This project received funding from the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF).

The Canada Community-Building Fund provides direct, permanent, stable funding to help each municipality in Ontario address local infrastructure priorities. Its purpose is to grow the economy, promote a cleaner environment, and build stronger communities all by investing in local infrastructure.