Sarnia and Western – presentation on recommended changes

Registration is now open for an information session where City staff will present recommendations to address traffic issues at Sarnia and Western Road. 

When: Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. (up to two hours)

Format: Virtual (Zoom webinar)

Registration is required. Go to getinvolved.london.ca/westernsarnia to register.

The session will be recorded and will be available at getinvolved.london.ca/westernsarnia

Update on Construction Projects

Sarnia and Western Intersection

Last week there was an on line presentation regarding the assessment of improvements at Western Road and Sarnia Road. You can review the presentation and the slides presented at https://getinvolved.london.ca/westernsarnia The next meeting, which will present the preferred option, will take place in the spring.

Metamora Storm Sewer Project

There have been some delays due to weather and rain. The City’s new plan is to wrap up the slope and outfall works by the end of this month and defer the roadworks (storm sewer, catch basins and curb work) until the spring. It’s never ideal to lay asphalt or concrete during cold months – you’ll see some temporary measures installed for the time being. Once the weather warms up in the spring, the crew will be back out on site for roughly 3 weeks to complete the rest of the work and address any deficiencies.

City staff will advise as to when replantings will take place and if the trail entrance will remain closed until all work is completed.

End of July News

Secondary Dwelling Units

At this week’s city Council meeting, the Council decided to permit secondary dwelling units as of right in all areas of the City including the Near Campus area that we are part of. The vote was 8-4 with Councillors Squire and Turner speaking on maintaining the limitation. Councillors Hubert and Morgan also voted to maintain the limitation. Councillors Usher and Zaifman were absent, and Councillor Hopkins had a conflict of interest and could not vote.
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November News

Road work

Work on Sarnia and on Wonderland is wrapping up according to the City by next week. Work on Western/Wharncliffe is starting up. A contractor will be working on Wharncliffe Rd N. at the tracks (North of Oxford St.) closing one lane on and off flagging tomorrow Weds, Nov 16th for the day with work being done for London Hydro. The contractor will also be restricting the lanes to one lane in each direction starting next week.

Works ($6 M worth) are planned for 2018 for Sarnia and Western. What form this will take has yet to be determined. There will be a public meeting in the area in early 2017 where the city will reveal its preferred option for the intersection.
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Neighbourhood News for early August

Lots of items ….

Western’s Renaturalization Project

Western has been working on a naturalization project on the grounds of the University – mostly on the west side of the campus.

The naturalization project continues across campus, clearing invasive species and trees in decline. The crew has returned to a select area within the “Fram Lands” next to Brescia to complete the naturalization efforts.
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