April 25, 2012
Milton connects communities with pedestrian bridge
The construction of a pedestrian bridge over the existing Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), between Thompson Road and James Snow Parkway, has been approved by Milton Council. Construction will begin in May 2012 and is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2012.
A Public Information Session, detailing the plans and designs of the bridge, will be held on May 10, 2012, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., with a brief presentation taking place at 6:30 p.m. The session will be held at the Milton Sports Centre, Banquet Room, 605 Santa Maria Blvd..
The overpass, which includes accessible ramps, asphalt walkways, lighting and landscaping, will provide a much-needed connection between Clarke Neighbourhood to the north and Dempsey Neighbourhood to the south. It will allow more direct pedestrian access to the GO Station, Bishop Reding Secondary School, Milton Leisure Centre, Centre for the Arts, Memorial Arena and the downtown area.
Identified in both the Bristol Secondary Plan and the 2007 Trails Master Plan, the pedestrian bridge will provide a safer alternative for crossing the railroad tracks for both pedestrians and cyclists while adding to the trail routes within the Town.
Following three public consultations in 2008 and discussions with CPR and Conservation Halton, a detailed design of the pedestrian bridge was completed. At the beginning of 2011, the project was approved by Milton Council to be moved up from 2018 to 2012.
Additional information about this project is available on the Town of Milton website (http://www.milton.ca/en/townhall/cp_railwaypedestrianbridge.asp) or by calling 905-878-7252, ext. 2571 or 2169.
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For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Reynolds Director, Community Services - 905-878-7252, ext. 2180
Liliana Busnello, Communications Specialist - 905-878-7252, ext. 2154