An update via Councillor Squire:
Runnymede Crescent and Abbey Rise will be reconstructed this upcoming summer due to their current road condition. As per Council direction the City will be installing new sidewalks in the boulevard along the entire length of these roadways. To minimize tree impacts the sidewalk will be installed on one side only. While not ideal the City will also be installing the sidewalk immediately behind the curb to further minimize tree impacts, however this still requires a large number of trees to be removed.
Here are the scope of work and schedules for the Runnymede Crescent and Abbey Rise projects, with the number of trees to be removed, a street view of the current condition and a map reflecting the trees that will be removed to allow for the installation of the sidewalk. The trees indicated on the map are the minimum number to be removed. The City is currently finalizing the design and will then do a walk thru with Forestry staff to determine if any others on the boulevard opposite the sidewalk need to be removed for health and/or construction related reasons.
The City will be holding an information session prior to construction. The usual procedure is to notify those on the street of the information session thru a mailing.
2 thoughts on “Road reconstruction and sidewalks on Runnymede Crescent and Abbey Rise”
This is a complete disgrace. These trees were put in by the city in order to maintain a forest city landscape. Now they will come out for an unwanted and unnecessary sidewalk and one of the reasons given is health? This sounds like a Donald Trump stupidity. Trees are essential for the health of the planet!
Georgina Roxburgh Harris 15 Abbey Rise
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