Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Environmental Assessment

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Western Road between Huron College and Platts Lane is part of a busy transportation corridor serving Western University and other local institutions. Every day, Western Road and Sarnia Road respectively accommodate approximately 26,000 and 23,000 vehicles.

Within this corridor, the Western Road and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue intersection supports high pedestrian and cycling traffic and frequent transit services as well as a large volume of vehicles making turning movements. This type of traffic is expected to increase in the future.

This Environmental Assessment was initiated to explore solutions to the challenges in this area, including looking at:

  • 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
  • the stormwater drainage system on Western Road, including the outlet connecting to the Thames River via Philip Aziz Avenue.

Current Status

The second Public Information Session occurred on Thursday June 23, 2022. Feedback is now bring collected on the Recommended Design Alternative. Watch a recording of the Public Information Centre or view a copy of the presentation to learn more.


Previous Public Meetings

A Public Information Session was held on December 1, 2021 to provide a progress update, share potential solutions for the area, present recommendation, collect feedback and discuss next steps. Watch a recording of the Public Information Centre or view a copy of the presentation to learn more.


Study area

The study area includes Western Road from Platts Lane to Huron University College and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue from Coombs Avenue east to the Thames River.


A graphic showing different methods of engagement

Western Road between Huron College and Platts Lane is part of a busy transportation corridor serving Western University and other local institutions. Every day, Western Road and Sarnia Road respectively accommodate approximately 26,000 and 23,000 vehicles.

Within this corridor, the Western Road and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue intersection supports high pedestrian and cycling traffic and frequent transit services as well as a large volume of vehicles making turning movements. This type of traffic is expected to increase in the future.

This Environmental Assessment was initiated to explore solutions to the challenges in this area, including looking at:

  • 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
  • the stormwater drainage system on Western Road, including the outlet connecting to the Thames River via Philip Aziz Avenue.

Current Status

The second Public Information Session occurred on Thursday June 23, 2022. Feedback is now bring collected on the Recommended Design Alternative. Watch a recording of the Public Information Centre or view a copy of the presentation to learn more.


Previous Public Meetings

A Public Information Session was held on December 1, 2021 to provide a progress update, share potential solutions for the area, present recommendation, collect feedback and discuss next steps. Watch a recording of the Public Information Centre or view a copy of the presentation to learn more.


Study area

The study area includes Western Road from Platts Lane to Huron University College and Sarnia Road/Philip Aziz Avenue from Coombs Avenue east to the Thames River.


Questions or Comments?

Please share your questions or comments about the Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Environmental Assessment here and a member of the project team will be in touch with you.

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Page last updated: 24 Jun 2022, 12:00 PM