Major infrastructure work on Brealey Drive

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Peterborough, ON – Brealey Drive will be closed to through traffic between Lansdowne Street West and Sherbrooke Street, with access maintained for local traffic, during the major infrastructure project that will include replacements of storm sewers, sanitary sewers and watermains, installations of new concrete curb and gutters and concrete sidewalks, replacements of the roadway granular base and the asphalt roadway, restorations of boulevards, replacements of street lighting, signage, landscaping and pavement markings.

The project, awarded to Behan Construction Limited, is scheduled to mobilize to site in April 2024. The project is expected to be completed by fall of 2025. The first phase of construction, starting in spring 2024, will be the section of Brealey Drive between Lansdowne Street West and Mapleridge Drive.

Detour routes will be posted.

“While road reconstruction projects can be disruptive, it is exciting to see these much-needed improvements on Brealey Drive underway. This Council is committed to infrastructure investments that improve conditions pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and that improve stormwater management,” said Monaghan Ward Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Co-Chair of Municipal Operations. “Thank you for your patience as we get this important work done, Peterborough.”

Monaghan Ward Councillor Matt Crowley said: “During my campaign in 2022, residents expressed to me that completion of Phase 2 of the Brealey reconstruction project was a top priority for them. So after a year of diligent work from both Councillor Vassiliadis and myself alongside the city’s excellent planning and infrastructure staff, I'm thrilled to announce the commencement of this project!

“This initiative marks a significant step towards enhancing infrastructure in Monaghan Ward and to ensuring resident connectivity as our community continues to grow.”

Traffic may experience delays in the construction area.

Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to stay informed about the project and related updates by subscribing to the project page at More information about City construction projects is available online at

Detour routes

Northbound and southbound traffic will follow the posted detour route along Sherbrooke Street, Goodfellow Road, Clonsilla Avenue and Lansdowne Street West.

Transit detours

Route 9 Parkhill will operate on a detour route during the construction period.

Westbound route will travel from Brealey Drive to Kawartha Heights Boulevard to Lansdowne Street West, returning to its regular route on Brealey Drive.

Eastbound routes will travel from Brealey Drive to Lansdowne Street West to Kawartha Heights Boulevard to Brealey Drive, where it returns to its regular route.

Pedestrian access

Pedestrian access within the construction area will be maintained throughout the project, however, it is expected that inconveniences may be encountered which will require pedestrian modifications and/or detours outside of the construction area.