Alexandra Avenue reconstruction

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Alexandra Avenue (Westmount Road South to Lourdes Street) is scheduled for reconstruction in 2021. As part of this reconstruction, the street will be dug up, underground infrastructure replaced and the street rebuilt. The new design for the street will take into consideration the next 50 years of use, and follow the applicable regulations (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ministry of the Environment, etc.), city policies, the Transportation Master Plan and other guiding documents.

Residents are currently able to review the proposed design, which takes into account the various City Master Plans and policies. The design is available through the embedded video on this page, or through the Project Library section. Please note that while the video states that comments will be received on the design until November 27, this is an error and we apologize for the confusion. Design comments will be open until Tuesday, November 24 as noted in the Public Information Centre package.

Alexandra Avenue (Westmount Road South to Lourdes Street) is scheduled for reconstruction in 2021. As part of this reconstruction, the street will be dug up, underground infrastructure replaced and the street rebuilt. The new design for the street will take into consideration the next 50 years of use, and follow the applicable regulations (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ministry of the Environment, etc.), city policies, the Transportation Master Plan and other guiding documents.

Residents are currently able to review the proposed design, which takes into account the various City Master Plans and policies. The design is available through the embedded video on this page, or through the Project Library section. Please note that while the video states that comments will be received on the design until November 27, this is an error and we apologize for the confusion. Design comments will be open until Tuesday, November 24 as noted in the Public Information Centre package.

Comments

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I live at the bottom of Alexandra Ave and have concerns about the proposed narrowing of the road. This street is short and only services the subdivision which is small, and the school. There is no through traffic, I have never experienced any problems with speeders. Everybody seems to drive like they live here or their children go to school here. Because they do! I worry that eliminating street parking will only cause illegal parking, which will hinder traffic flow and block large and emergency vehicles. The steep hill past the school also already serves as a traffic calming device since limited visibility naturally causes people to slow down. I would like the city to show evidence that the proposed "upgrades" are necessary. I also worry that the 3.0m wide lanes are too narrow. MTO standards are typically 3.5 or 3.75m to allow for larger vehicles such as school buses and fire trucks. Wider lanes also make it easier for cars to share the road with cyclists. Given the recent Westmount bike lane experiment, I would expect city council to value roadways that are easier to share. We moved here because we like the wide street and wide leafy boulevards. Please do not destroy the character of our neighbourhood and call it an investment.

H & C Williams about 12 hours ago

I walk my children along Alexandra Ave to and from school every day, with a stroller. My children also bike here. I am very concerned that 1) stroller accessible pedestrian access be maintained during construction (since Melbourne does not have a sidewalk, we have no other safe route to the school) 2) that making the road more narrow is not necessary. Being a dead end, the only traffic is local and for the school. I have always found that everyone drives cautiously, especially around drop off and pickup time. Cars past Melbourne are few and are also driving at a reasonable speed. For the same reasons, raised intersections aren't necessary. I worry they will cause water to collect and freeze. 3) While I think switching parking near the school to the south side would limit the number of children crossing, it would also mean that cars would be pulling in and out right next to where children are playing. It could also impede the visibility of children who are crossing so that drivers might not see them coming toward the road. My son once ran into the road while at school and I worry that with parked cars there, he may not have been seen if there had been a car going past.

H & C Williams about 12 hours ago

I tried to post this as a question earlier, but maybe it's more of a comment. I can see a rationale for 2m-wide sidewalks around Empire Public School, but not so much west of Melbourne. Potential downsides of wider sidewalks for residents include more snow shovelling, more salt, and more impervious surface area around the trees. The sidewalks between Lourdes and Melbourne are never busy, so the upsides aren't obvious to me there. I’ve walked in the area daily for years, including many times with a stroller. I haven't found the current width to be a limitation personally, except around the school entrance at the beginning and end of the school day.

Bryan Tripp about 17 hours ago

We are the Sheridans at 212 Alexandra. Thank you for this informative presentation. Many of our questions have been answered. Two things. We want to save the tree in our front yard. An arborist assessed it last year and found it healthy. We would like to discuss with you how we can do so. Secondly, we are concerned about traffic calming and speed reduction. In addition to the measures proposed such as the narrowing and raised intersections we suggest posting school zone and 40kph signs. We look forward to continuing consultations as the project proceeds. Thanks.

susansheridan1950 about 18 hours ago

Interesting, parking on South side seems to make sense, not sure why you would eliminate parking on north side from Melbourne to Lourdes since no issues have been occurring with current set up.Hate the raised intersections........if the goal is to lower the speed limit then lower the speed limit. Again, no issues are occurring at these intersections and so why the change.I prefer the parking lane without the curbs, easier for snow removal and looks better without the concrete divider.It does not indicate how far back the new sidewalks will go compared to the old ones.....will they encroach farther from the street into front yards. I hope someone instead of doing that is making the grass area to the street smaller. with an 8.5 metre wide down from a 9.0 current width you should be able to do all this without moving the sidewalks closer to peoples homes.

jt 15 days ago