The City officially opened the extension of Campeau Drive today after the two-year construction project was completed earlier than anticipated and on budget.

Community members and business owners celebrated the occasion at an event hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and Transportation Committee Chair Tim Tierney.

The $32-million project extends Campeau Drive from County Glen Way to Didsbury Road, making it easier for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to access new developments and increasing capacity along this key commuting corridor.

The completed project includes a new four-lane road, segregated cycling lanes, sidewalks, a roundabout at Winterset Road, two signalized intersections and a new bridge over the Carp River.

This project is part of the affordable road network outlined in the City’s Transportation Master Plan.

 

Quotes

“The completion of the Campeau Drive extension is very good news for Kanata residents, ensuring a much more pleasant commute across the community for all road users. Whether you travel by bus, car or bike, the extension of Campeau Drive means schools, local businesses, and many other destinations are now easier to get to.”

Mayor Jim Watson

 

“We are so pleased to offer Kanata residents a better, more accessible commute within the community. It’s great to see improvements for all travellers, including a new connection between communities, more pedestrian space and bike friendly infrastructure.”

Councillor Tim Tierney, Chair of the Transportation Committee