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Plessis Road Widening, Bridge Part of $77M Project

June 26, 2012 12:36 PM | News

Plessis Road will be widened nearly one kilometre near Dugald Road as part of a $77 million project. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A $77 million project to widen Plessis Road was announced Tuesday by all three levels of government.

The Plessis Road Underpass would see a bi-directional rail bridge built, the reconstruction and widening of close to a kilometre of Plessis, the construction of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, the lowering of Dugald Road, and the construction of a pump house and land drainage system to drain the proposed underpass.

The project would reduce traffic flow in the area and ease congestion, often seen when several trains can block Plessis Road at any given time.

The federal and provincial governments will provide $25 million each, while the city is paying $27 million.

The two-year project is expected to start next year.