Rice Rd. (Regional Rd. 54) Reconstruction
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About the Project

The section of Rice Rd. (Regional Rd. 54), from Hwy. 20 to 200 metres north of Merritt Rd. is scheduled for reconstruction in 2019.

Rice Rd. will be reconstructed to an urban cross section (curb and gutter) on the west side. The east side will remain as a rural cross section with roadside ditches. Two 3.5 metre wide through lanes (one in each direction) will be constructed, as well as left turn lanes at intersections.

The project will also include construction of traffic signals at Port Robinson Rd. and construction of storm sewers.

Work is set to be complete by fall 2019. Work will include:

  • Storm sewers
  • New asphalt pavement
  • Concrete curbs on the west side
  • Traffic signals
  • Street lighting upgrades

The project was awarded to Beam Rankin Joint Venture Limited.

Project Timeline

Rice Rd. (Regional Rd. 54) from Regional Rd. 20 to north of Port Robinson Rd.

spring 2019
Rice Rd. (Regional Rd. 54) from north of Port Robinson Rd. to 200 metres north of Merritt Rd. Signalization and improvements to the Port Robinson intersection

december 2019
Road reconstruction completed

june 2020
Deficiencies and final landscape restoration to be completed



David Lampman
Project Manager
905-980-6000 ext. 3644
Email David Lampman

Construction Updates

Businesses remain open

Temporary sidewalk and driveway closures may happen from time-to-time, but pedestrian access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Expected traffic delays

Traffic delays are expected during this project.

Throughout construction, there will be temporary lane restrictions which will result in delays. Residents and motorists can avoid delays by using alternative routes.

Full daily closures anticipated mid-August (two days and open at night) for placement of top asphalt.

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