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Oxford St and Wellington St intersection.

Oxford Street / Wharncliffe Road Intersection Improvements

Estimated Cost: $17.8 million

Projected Timeline: 2025 – 2027

Funding Status: Project has received funding support from Government of Canada and Government of Ontario. 

Project Description:

The intersection of Oxford Street and Wharncliffe Road often creates a traffic bottleneck, causing heavy delays at peak times. This project would add eastbound and westbound queue jump lanes on Oxford Street. A queue jump lane is a dedicated bus lane leading up to a signalized intersection that separates the bus from the traffic and provides traffic signal priority for bus merging. Queue jump lanes can improve transit reliability and facilitate better traffic flow.

Work Required to Complete this Project:

  • Acquire the property required for the project
  • Reconstruct the intersection with additional lanes on Oxford Street
  • Implement a more intelligent traffic signal system for transit signal priority
  • Review and rationalize transit stop locations

Additional Considerations:

  • This work is the second phase of the improvements identified in the Western / Wharncliffe Road Environmental Assessment. The first phase included the recently completed rail underpass and road improvements north of Oxford Street. 

Funding Eligibility Criteria:

  • Improved transit capacity
  • Improved transit safety and quality


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