Councillor Stephen Blais Launches the Widening of Tenth Line
Delivering again on promised relief for east-end commuters, Councillor Stephen Blais today launched the widening of Tenth Line Road.
Tomlinson Construction has been awarded the $5.1M project, and has mobilized small crews for traffic and erosion control measures and top soil stripping, with water main work to begin as early as August 15th.
“Since I’ve been elected, we’ve invested over $100 million on road infrastructure projects,” says Blais. “By adding road capacity we make it easier for commuters and provide the necessary connections for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists alike.”
The project will change Tenth Line from a 2 lane rural road to a 4 lane urban roadway from south of Brian Coburn Blvd to just south of Harvest Valley Drive. It will include a new storm sewer and a new water main.
Other planned work include:
- Tenth Line Road south-bound left turn lane at the signalized intersection of Tenth Line Road at Southfield Way and Decoeur Drive.
- North-bound left turn lane at the signalized intersection of Tenth Line Road at Harvest Valley Avenue and Sweetvalley Drive.
- A 2-metre wide concrete sidewalk on the East side of Tenth Line Road.
- 3-metre wide Multi-Use Pathway on the West side of Tenth Line Road.
Since 2010, many major Orleans arteries have either been expanded or widened, such as Brian Coburn Boulevard, Mer Bleue Road, Trim Road, Provence Avenue and Fixing the Split.
“You can’t live in Orleans and not depend on these major routes for getting to work and home, extracurricular activities, or to shop,” says Blais. “The widening of Tenth Line relieves pressure from many directions.”
Tenth Line Road, a designated arterial road in Orleans, runs from Jeanne D’Arc Blvd to Smith Road in Navan, crossing Hwy 174 and providing an additional route connecting the community of Navan. It also provides a connection fro Avalon, Fallingbrook and Queenswood Heights residents to the pedestrian and cycling trails in north Orléans.
“When I first ran for Council, I promised residents that I would not be part of an idling government. The hundreds of millions of dollars in total construction projects spent in Cumberland under my terms of Council demonstrates that we our getting our fair share of investment.”