The Emil Kolb Parkway
The Emil Kolb Parkway is now open.
About the Emil Kolb Parkway
Approximately 20 years ago, a process began to identify a road network that will help carry increasing traffic volumes in and through Bolton. The new road connects with Coleraine Drive to complete the bypass around the core, eliminating the need for through traffic to use Queen Street (Highway 50).
The Emil Kolb Parkway (Regional Road 150) is approximately 4.2 kilometres from Coleraine/King to Highway 50. Two new bridges span the existing West Humber River as well as a tributary to the West Humber River.
A new multi-use trail will start at King Street West/Harvest Moon Drive and connect to the existing Humber Valley Heritage Trail. The existing Humber River bridge will be converted for cycling and walking as part of the new trail, separated from traffic.
The Two-Lane Roundabouts
Two new roundabouts are the first two-lane roundabouts in Peel; one located at the new King Street West alignment, and the other at Highway 50. Learn how to navigate a two-lane roundabout and watch the video.
Construction started in 2013 and was completed in August 2015.
The protection and enhancement of the environment is key. Special considerations have been made to ensure that impacts downstream or upstream are minimized and to enhance watercourse protection. Substantial erosion and sedimentation control measures will be implemented to help reduce environmental impacts. The landscaping plan includes planting more than 5,500 new trees, shrubs and perennials.
The construction project page contains details of the work involved and traffic impacts.