The City of London has retained AECOM Canada Ltd. to initiate a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the widening of the Western Road corridor from Platts Lane to Oxford Street West. The study area for this EA in the Western Road corridor extends from Platts Lane to Oxford Street and includes the northern limits of Wharncliffe Road that ends at Essex Street and includes the Oxford Street intersection. The corridor study area extends from both sides of the road right-of-way into the adjacent Western and Wharncliffe Road properties which includes residential and commercial land use designations.
The study will evaluate all the options with respect to the road cross sections. Land uses, access opportunities and the property impacts will be a big factor in the evaluation of the options. The preferred design concept will be both functional and attractive in its appearance.