As previously noted, construction of the section of the new North Waterdown Drive off Nisbet Boulevard from the top of Wimberly Avenue heading east to Babcock Street was completed in 2020 with pedestrian walking path, bike lanes, sidewalk and boulevards. The next section, from Babcock Street east to connect with Centre Road, will be constructed by the end of 2021. The city is finalizing details of this next phase of the project to be completed by late fall 2021.
From Centre Road heading east to connect with Parkside Drive and Avonsyde Boulevard is the largest and more complex section of the bypass. The final design of this section is substantially complete; however, additional archaeological investigations are required to finalize the design including the tree compensation plan which is expected to delay the project start until fall 2021.
Notwithstanding, residents should expect to see activities along this part of the corridor through 2021; tree removals are now complete on Parkside, Enbridge Gas main replacement commencing mid March and utility pole relocation are expected to take place between May and October.