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Stouffville awards $500,000 design contract for Edward Street extension
June 28, 2021

Construction of extension to Millard Street set to go forward in 2022

Edward Street in Stouffville is getting ready to go under the knife next year.

Council awarded a $585,018 tender to CIMA Canada for preliminary and detailed design. Last year, the total estimated cost of the project was $3.4 million.

Edward Street currently ends 75 metres north of Schell Street. The project would see the road opened up to Millard Street. The town completed an environmental assessment on the project earlier this year.

The new road would incorporate a 3 metre multi-use path on the east side of the road and 1.5 metre sidewalk on the west side of the road for its entire length. The design work will consider the application of traffic calming measures as appropriate.

According to a staff report last year, there was clear support from the broader community to extend Edward Street to Millard Street based on public comments received.

At the time, Ward 4 Coun. Rick Upton said the extension would provide better access to the GO train parking lot located on Edward Street for people coming from Millard. He also added the Edward Street extension would help alleviate traffic problems during Main Street reconstruction.

The town has two portions of Main Street reconstruction to complete: Ninth Line to Albert Street and Albert Street to Park Drive. Originally scheduled for 2018, the project was pushed back several years due to financial reasons.