January News

Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA

The Metamora Staircase in the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) has reached its end of life. (Funding for its construction was a ratepayer project in the 90s). The City has formed a Trails Focus Group (TFG). Sandy Levin is participating in the group as part of our Adopt An ESA group. At the second TFG meeting in February City Staff will bring the staircase forward for discussion including any issues around funding, and the sensitivity of the slope and the natural features of the area. City staff and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority staff (who manage the Forest under contract with the City), will make a site visit this month and post some signs for a temporary trail closure at this location. Councillor Squire is aware of this issue.

Sarnia and Western Road Intersection

The City is still evaluating options for this intersection and in discussions with Western University.
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November News

Secondary Dwelling Units

As you may have read in the Free Press, the matter of secondary dwelling units is to be debated at the City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee on Thursday, November 26. Here is a summary of the key issues of the proposal that relate to our neighbourhood. You can find the full staff report to Committee at: http://www.london.ca/city-hall/meetings/Pages/default.aspx
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Sarnia Road widening project update‏

Starting this Monday, October 26, 2015, London Hydro and their subcontractors have scheduled nightly intersection work for the installation and construction of hydro chambers and duct banks in preparation of 2016 Sarnia Road improvement project. All work will take place in the most northern segment of the Wonderland and Sarnia Road intersection.

Hydro will work nightly for approximately 7 to 10 nights from 7:30 PM through 6:30 AM only, while maintaining a minimum of one lane of traffic each way, along Wonderland Road at all times between Sarnia and Lawson Roads. Police officers will be on-duty for traffic control through the intersections at all times during construction. Wonderland Road lanes/traffic will be fully reinstated every morning.

Click here for the information displayed at this week’s open house on the project. For more information, the names and contact information for the people “in the know” are on the last page.

September Newsletter

Sarnia and Western Road

No date has been set for the second public meeting on the city’s review of this intersection to improve traffic flows. Notice will be sent to residents as far west as Sleightholme.

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Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Improvements

Last week, the City held the first of two public information sessions on its plans to improve the traffic flows at the Sarnia and Western Road intersection. As an Environmental Assessment, the city is required to examine alternatives, and make recommendations as to the best alternative (a similar process has just been completed for the Wharncliffe and Oxford intersection and the passage under the railroad bridge). You will find the alternatives being considered at this point on the next to last page of the presentation.
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