The City has commenced the preliminary detailed design process for the widening of the Airport Parkway between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road. This is part of a larger project that was approved by Council in 2017 that will also see the Airport Parkway widened from Hunt Club to the Airport (Phase 3) and Lester Road between the Airport Parkway and Bank Street (Phase 2).
The scope of the first phase includes widening of the Airport Parkway from two to four lanes between Brookfield Road and Hunt Club Road, the construction of a new southbound off-ramp at Walkley Road, and a roundabout intersection. There will also be complete street modifications to Walkley Road, between Airport Parkway and McCarthy Road, and a new multi-use pathway along the west side of the Parkway.
Rehabilitation of four structures within the project limits is also included: a VIA Rail bridge just south of Brookfield Road, a CN Rail bridge south of Walkley Road, the Walkley Road overpass, and a small diameter culvert just south of Walkley Road.
Design work is currently underway and a Public Open House will be held later in the Fall. Construction is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2023.