Next Phases of Cabana Rd. Improvements to Begin in 2021

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The first round of improvements to Windsor, Ont.'s Cabana Road is complete and the city is looking to the future.

Cabana Road was widened to four lanes from Provincial Road to Dougall Avenue and saw sewers, sidewalks and cycling paths added for phases one and two of the $45-million project.

Mayor Drew Dilkens says the next two phases to upgrade one of the city's busiest roadways will start in the New Year.

"This street will be widened to four traffic lanes featuring more than 6-km of bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction all the way from St. Clair College in the west to the Windsor International Airport in the east," he says.

Dilkens says more than 10,000 cars and trucks use Cabana Road every day.

"This work will go a long way to enhancing the quality of life for residents by not only improving traffic flow and road safety, but expanding our active transportation network and fostering economic and residential growth for years to come," says Dilkens.

He says residents will see new curbs and gutters, but what's going on under the road is just as important.

"Below the surface we will continue to applying the recommendations of our $4.9-billion sewer master plan by upgrading the storm sewer system to help reduce basement flooding in south Windsor," he added.

Dilkens says phases three and four from Dougall Avenue to Highway 3 will get underway in 2021.

The project is slated for completion by 2025.