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Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Improvements

UPDATE – March, 2017

The Western Road and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue Improvements Class EA has been paused to consider direction from the current Rapid Transit Class EA study.  Recommendations from the Rapid Transit Class EA may influence the type of road and intersection improvements at Western Road and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue.  The study will resume in the near future and updates will be provided on this page.

Thank you for your interest in this study. 

If you have any questions please contact Karl Grabowski, P. Eng., City of London at 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5071 or


Western Road between Huron College and Platts Lane is part of a primary transportation corridor that services Western University and other local institutions. Western Road and Sarnia Road are both arterial roads that accommodate approximately 26,000 and 23,000 vehicles per day, respectively. Within this corridor, the Western Road and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue intersection supports a large volume of vehicle traffic making turning movements, high pedestrian/ cycling traffic and frequent transit services. This type of traffic is expected to increase in the future.

There are identified needs for upgrades addressing:

  • pedestrian passage across the Western Road / Sarnia Road intersection;
  • curbs on Western Road to improve safety for pedestrians on the sidewalk:
  • safe pedestrian passage along Philip Aziz Avenue;
  • cycling facilities on Western Road and Philip Aziz Avenue;
  • northbound and eastbound intersection turning movement improvements at the Western Road / Sarnia Road intersection; and,
  • the stormwater drainage system on Western Road, including the outlet connecting to the Thames River via Philip Aziz Avenue.

Notice of Commencement

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