Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais today announced that construction on the long awaited widening of Trim Road is scheduled to begin.
“Trim Road widening has been a long time coming,” says Councillor Blais. “This project will reduce commute times and allow our neighbours to spend more time with their families.”
The $12 million project will see Trim Road widened to four lane from Innes Road to the Blackburn Bypass Extension. The expanded Trim Road will include full sidewalks and cycling lanes on both sides of the road. Additionally, two roundabouts at Millennium and the Blackburn By-pass Extension will help deter speeding motorists who often race down Trim Road.
“Safety is a key feature of the road widening,” adds Blais. “We’ve ensured the road will not only benefit motorists but allow for safe use by pedestrians and cyclists alike.”
As part of the project, the Blackburn Bypass Extension will be opened to connect onto Trim Road.
“The completion of the Blackburn Bypass Extension will provide east end residents an alternative to Innes Road,” adds Blais. “It will provide additional options for OC Transpo and help alleviate congestion in our growing community.”
Construction equipment is currently being moved on site for normal prep-work and minor excavation. Construction is due to start in early spring and finish by the end of fall.