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Durham’s Lake Ridge Road rehabilitation reaches substantial completion

December 4, 2023  By Rock to Road Staff

WHITBY, Ont. – The Regional Municipality of Durham has declared substantial completion of the Lake Ridge Road rehabilitation project, with final completion expected by the end of the year.

Partially funded by the Canada Community-Building Fund and overseen by Green Infrastructure Partners, the project included a number of improvements aimed at increasing the operational safety of the roadway.

Reconstruction included road resurfacing and the partial paving of its shoulders, additional turning lanes, road grade adjustments, culvert replacements, ditch drainage improvements, the installation of a guide rail and entrance modifications that meet the reconstructed road.

The project covered the stretch from Myrtle Road to 1.6 kilometres north of Chalk Lake Road and is a collaboration between numerous municipalities. This includes the Town of Whitby, the City of Pickering, the Township of Scugog and the Township of Uxbridge.


The road is a critical artery to townships in the northern parts of the Durham region. Ramesh Jagannathan, acting commissioner of works for the Municipality of Durham, looks forward to the increase in safety and movement that these changes will bring.

“Lake Ridge Road is part of the Region’s goods movement network, so the rehabilitation of this road helps to support the reliable and efficient movement of goods within and through Durham Region while also supporting the goal of our Durham Vision Zero Strategic Road Safety Action Plan to keep our roads safe for all users,” Jagannathan said.

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