Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Completion of Haig Road and Station Street Extension
Posted: December 17, 2018
The City of Belleville was pleased to mark the completion of the much anticipated Haig Road and Station Street extension on Monday, December 17th at 10 a.m. at the Haig Road and Oak Ridge Boulevard intersection. Mayor and Council members were joined by City staff and contractors to mark the occasion.
Construction of this project, which had been in the planning stages since the 1980’s, began in May of this year. A new road, complete with on-road bike lanes, now connects Haig Road to Station Street. Enhanced landscaping was also added on Haig Road between Oak Ridge Boulevard and Spruce Gardens to create a parkway setting for the new road.
“The need to connect Haig Road to Station Street was envisioned over 30 years ago when the planning of the Stanley Park development area in the east end of Belleville began,” explained Rod Bovay, Director, Engineering and Development Services. “Since that time, the Stanley Park area has shown immense growth and this road construction was necessary to complete a safe and efficient transportation network within the neighbourhood.”
“Council and I were very pleased to be here today and cut the ceremonial ribbon,” added Mayor Panciuk. “Not only has this project greatly improved access on the City’s east side, but the construction included additional landscaping to provide privacy for the properties backing onto the roadway. With maturity this will help to create a parkway setting along this passageway.”