$26.5 million project to open up east-west commute for Orléans residents
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais has delivered on yet another promise. The City has broken ground on the extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard from Mer Bleue Road to Navan Road which will improve commuting for Orléans and Cumberland residents.
“Our priority to reduce commute times by improving the east end’s transportation network is coming to fruition,” says Councillor Blais. “This extension of Brian Coburn is the most significant piece of east-west transportation infrastructure in more than a decade.”
The two lane extension will consist of the installation of 2,500m of new storm sewers, a new multi-use pathway along the south side of the corridor, a westbound cycling lane on the north side, traffic roundabouts at Mer-Bleue Road, Belcourt Boulevard and Navan Road, pedestrian-activated crossing signals at Pagé Road, and 50 new LED streetlights. Pagé Road will be permanently closed at Brian Coburn Boulevard.
“South Orléans is growing rapidly and it is paramount to continuing these major investments for our community,” adds Blais. “The extension of Brian Coburn Blvd will help relieve pressure from Innes Road.”
Brian Coburn served east-end residents as Mayor of Cumberland for 10 years before amalgamation. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1999 representing Carleton-Gloucester, later renamed Ottawa-Orléans, and served his home area as an MPP until 2003. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission.
“This multi-million dollar investment is also timed to integrate with the $7.9M investment widening of Mer Bleue Road,” adds Blais. “I’m pleased to do my part to ensure Orléans continues to receive its fair share of multi-million projects.”