Windsor spending $18M on sewers, sidewalks and trails for next phase of Lauzon Parkway

If you take Lauzon Parkway in Windsor, Ont., dealing with construction isn't a new thing.

And the city is now moving ahead with its next and final phase for the roadway.

It will focus on things like sewers, watermains, sidewalks and a multi-use trail in the area of Hawthorne Drive to Cantelon Drive.

Work on the $18-million project is scheduled to start June 24 and wrap up this December, weather permitting. Lanes will be reduced in both directions and businesses will remain open.

Boulevards and medians are planned to be finished next summer.

The first two phases of the project began in 2021. The length of sewers in the project will total nearly 30 kilometres.

In a statement, the city refers to the road as one of Windsor's most utilized in its network.

"Where about 30,000 vehicles, including heavy trucks, travel daily on the way to or from the E.C. Row Expressway."

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens at the CBC Windsor studio in 2022.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens calls Lauzon Parkway one of the city’s most important roads. (CBC)

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens calls it one of the city's most important roads and part of the province's main economic corridor — investments he says are paying off.

"The 2024 Ontario Budget recognized the importance of building a new interchange connecting Highway 401 to Lauzon Parkway to support increased opportunities for trade and better access to the Windsor-Detroit border," said Dilkens.