Peterborough Invests in Road Safety
The City of Peterborough used $7,423,500 in funding from the Canada Community-Building Fund to assist with improving safety and service on a section of road that experiences high volumes of traffic with a growing community in the area.
The $26.3-million, multi-year project converted Parkhill Road West from Wallis Drive to the west City limit from a rural cross-section road without curbs, storms sewers and sidewalks into an urban standard road to improve safety and efficiencies. The work was completed in the spring of 2021.
As part of the project, the height of a hill along the road was lowered to improve sightlines for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The project included purchasing property needed for the upgrades to the road, relocating utility services, installing traffic signals at an intersection, widening the road to create turning lanes, installing sanitary and storm sewers, adding sidewalks and a multi-use path, and building a roundabout at another intersection.
The roundabout at Parkhill Road West and Brealey Drive is Peterborough’s first arterial road roundabout.