Construction and Infrastructure Improvements Along Huron Church
Over $12 million invested through the Connecting Links Program
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and Windsor-Tecumseh Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Andrew Dowie announced the next phase of construction on Huron Church Road and the ongoing construction projects on the E.C. Row Expressway.
Since 2020, the City and the Province have partnered to spend over $12 million to improve Huron Church Road. Refurbishing from Malden Road to Pool Avenue was completed in 2020, and from College Avenue to Tecumseh Road was completed in 2021. Today, the next phase of construction was announced, which includes rehabilitation work from Tecumseh Road to Dorchester Road.
The work will consist of repairs to concrete panels, including full lane repairs southbound from Dorchester Road to Tecumseh Road West. The centre median between Dorchester Road and Tecumseh Road and the island in the Industrial Drive intersection will be removed and replaced. The catch basins will be retrofitted to curb inlet catch basins so that they are taken off the road. There will be street lighting and traffic infrastructure work done at the Industrial Drive and Tecumseh Road West intersections, and the sidewalks will be widened at Industrial Drive.
The City is also in the process of construction work on the E.C. Row Expressway. Work on repaving the road from Dominion Boulevard to Dougall Avenue has just been completed, and work on repaving the road from Huron Church Road to Dominion Boulevard has now begun. This represents an additional investment of about $1 million above and beyond the $15.3 million invested to upgrade E.C. Row Expressway over the past two years.
“Huron Church is a vital link that not only connects two roads, it connects residents to the United States, our post-secondary schools, and hundreds of businesses in the area. Given high traffic volumes on the road and because it connects to Canada’s busiest trade route, it is imperative that we keep travel along this road safe and efficient. I’m excited to see continued infrastructure improvements on Huron Church Road and the E.C. Row Expressway with generous support from the Province of Ontario.”
- Mayor Drew Dilkens
“Our government is committed to helping municipalities get shovels in the ground on projects, like the reconstruction of Huron Church Road, which support the movement of goods, connect people to jobs and spur economic growth. Through the Connecting Links Program, our government is investing $30 million in municipalities across Ontario to repair local roads and bridges, which will enhance road safety and make commuting better for millions of Ontarians every day.” - The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs
“Premier Ford, Minister Mulroney and the Ontario Government have once again come through for Huron Church Road at the best possible time. Together with the previous Connecting Links funding made by the Ontario government since 2018, today’s funding ensures that our international gateway for visitors to Ontario and to Canada will serve our residents and travellers well for many years to come. The City of Windsor and Mayor Drew Dilkens have advocated continually for Huron Church Road improvements under successive governments, and I’m delighted that our government is delivering what Windsor has needed for a very long time.”- MPP Andrew Dowie, Windsor-Tecumseh, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade