Public input sought in Parkhill Road West Reconstruction Project

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Parkhill Road West facing west from the intersection at George Street. Two pedestrian crossings and a traffic signal can be seen

Peterborough, ON – With Parkhill Road West between Rubidge and George streets expected to be closed to through traffic during construction on the road between early spring and late fall 2023, the City of Peterborough is seeking public input on detour routes to handle traffic during the sewer and road work.

Residents can review three traffic management options and indicate their preferred option on Connect Peterborough, the City’s online community engagement hub, at www.connectptbo.ca/parkhill-road-west-reconstruction-rubidge-to-water. The project page also includes information on the project scope, plans and additional resources. Questions and feedback can be submitted through the online question tool on the page. Hard copies are available at City Hall, 500 George St. N.

The Parkhill Road West reconstruction between Rubidge Street and Water Street is slated for reconstruction with work tentatively scheduled to start in spring/summer of 2023, pending budget approval.

The work will include the installation of new storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water main, curbs, sidewalks, and road paving from Aylmer Street North to George Street North. The work from Rubidge Street to Aylmer Street North will include new water main and road paving, and new surface asphalt from George Street North to Water Street.

The general goals of this project are to:

  • Replace aging underground and aboveground infrastructure
  • Improve traffic flow at the Parkhill Road/George Street intersection by introducing a dedicated east-bound right-turn lane onto George Street
  • Improve pedestrian facilities 

The project team will review and consider all feedback. Changes to the project plans will be implemented where feasible. In addition to using the feedback options available through www.connectptbo.ca, residents can send information to the project team by email to mcummings@peterborough.ca or by phone at 705-742-7777 ext. 1503.

In addition to the general goals of this project, the City’s Transportation Division is currently conducting a traffic safety review of the intersections of Parkhill Road and Aylmer Street and Parkhill Road and Bethune Street. The traffic safety review is running parallel with the Parkhill Road reconstruction project and there will be a separate public consultation process to get feedback from the neighbourhood. A notice will be provided in advance of the consultation. The results of the review may be incorporated into the reconstruction work for Parkhill Road.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Brendan Wedley

Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636