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NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: MARKET DRIVE - WEST OF MARTIN STREET, AUG 26 - 27

The Town of Milton, in conjunction with Canadian National Railway (CNR), will be completing crossing repairs at the CNR Tracks on Market Drive. To expedite this work, Market Drive will be closed at the CNR Tracks as noted below:Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 am – Sunday, August 27 at 5:00 pm Access to businesses east and west of the CNR crossing will be maintained, but there will be no access across the railroad tracks. Traffic will be detoured via Martin Street, Steeles Avenue and Industrial Drive during this closure. The closure is subject to change due to weather and construction scheduling. For a map, please see the attached notice.For more information, please contact: Heide Schlegl, C.E.T, MITE, Dipl. M.M.Coordinator, TrafficEngineering Services Department905-878-7252 x2506heide.schlegl@milton.ca

TRANSITION OF TRACK CYCLING PROGRAMS TO NCIM

Milton is committed to fostering an active cycling community and making the most of our world-class track indoor cycling facility, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (MNCC). The MNCC is a great asset for Milton and continues to be a beacon for cycling in Canada. When the Centre was built, the Town of Milton envisioned that an independent organization would ultimately operate a portion of the track cycling programs at the facility, not unlike how many of the developmental and competitive sports programs are already delivered in Milton (i.e. Milton Skating Club, Milton Springers Gymnastics Club).In the fall of 2016, we began the process of transferring recreational and high performance track programming over to the newly created National Cycling Institute – Milton (NCIM), a not-for-profit organization formed to advance cycling in Milton and beyond. NCIM was named in the original Legacy Fund agreement for the MNCC and the plan to transition programs has been transparent in its formation, having been a topic at Milton Council several times over the past few years.NCIM Programs As of fall 2017, the NCIM has assumed the responsibility for delivering structured cycling programs to all age groups with program offerings varying from beginner to high performance. More information about NCIM can be found on their website: www.ncirevolution.com. NCIM assumed responsibility for competitive race events last season and will continue to host them moving forward. Race events (and associated regulations) are governed/sanctioned by the Ontario Cycling Association, which requires race certification for all participants. Town of Milton, Mattamy National Cycling Centre ProgramsThe Town of Milton continues to operate drop-in cycling at the MNCC as they have without change. In addition, they will continue to offer equipment and private track rentals, along with private track sessions and unique cycling experiences. By continuing to operate the drop-in sessions, the Town of Milton stays consistent with offering unstructured public access programs as it does in other sport areas (public swimming, public skating, drop-in basketball etc.).Drop-in cycling was reevaluated this Summer and "Open Track" sessions were added to provide new ways of engaging the track. Drop-in sessions for the Fall/Winter will be posted shortly and are now easily accessible on the myMILTON mobile app. MNCC members enjoy priority booking over non-members with the ability to book up to 14 days in advance. Members also receive reduced rates on bike storage and rental bikes/accessories. The Town of Milton is committed to growing cycling participation from diverse audiences and continues to implement its Cycling Participation Strategy. Although the strategy speaks to cycling in Milton as a whole, the MNCC addresses track cycling for women and youth specifically as an area of development through various drop-in sessions. A minimum age of 10 years old was identified by cycling experts as the ideal age to begin track cycling programs, as riding the track requires the participant to exert appropriate speed and strength. Concessions at the Mattamy National Cycling CentreThe Town of Milton has issued Requests for Proposals on two separate occasions attempting to attract a concessions operator for the facility. Unfortunately, we have been unable to find an operator due to a lack of interest. Staff continue to review the marketplace for opportunities and alternatives. In an effort to address any questions about the transition of cycling programs, and to hear from Milton’s cycling community about opportunities for the future, NCIM and MNCC with the Town of Milton invite you to join us for a public information session on September 6 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Milton Sports Centre in the Banquet Room. Steven PalmerManager, Recreation Programs905-878-7252 x2581 |

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION - LOUIS ST. LAURENT: REGIONAL ROAD 25 TO VICKERMAN WAY

The Town of Milton’s contractor Bot Engineering & Construction Ltd. will be undertaking the widening of existing Louis St. Laurent Avenue by two lanes, from Regional Road 25 to Vickerman Way.  The work will take place from Monday, August 28, 2017 to Saturday, September 15, 2018.In order to execute this work safely, there may be temporary lane closures with work being staged to maintain two lanes of traffic for the duration of the contract. The work schedule is subject to change due to weather and construction scheduling. For a map, please see the attached notice.For more information, please contact Engineering Services.

ROAD CLOSURE - STEELES AVENUE WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION: AUG 18 - 20

Due to a Halton Region construction project, Steeles Avenue will be closed as follows:Timing: Friday August 18, 2017 at 9 pm - Sunday August 20, 2017 at 7 pmLocation: Steeles Ave., west of Industrial Drive to Regional Road 25/Martin Street Steeles Avenue will be widened from a two-lane rural to a four-lane urban cross section.Halton Region's roads project webpage

NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE - CAMPBELL AVENUE EAST PHASE 2: AUG 21 - SEP 1

Campbell Avenue East Phase 2, from 180 metres east of Glenda Jane Drive to Canyon Road, will be closed:Monday, August 21 – Friday, September 1, 2017The Town of Milton’s contractor (NEI Construction) will be replacing the road crossing culvert at the west end of the pond as part of the road reconstruction. In order to complete the work in a safe and efficient manner, Campbell Avenue East will be closed in the vicinity of the existing culverts to vehicular traffic for the duration of the culvert replacement. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.For a map of the road work area, see the attached notice.For more information, contact Engineering Services.

STREETLIGHT PILOT PROJECT UNDERWAY

The Town of Milton has selected pilot areas for installation of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) street lights for testing purposes. The street lights are from four different manufacturers and will remain in place for about one month.The pilot, along with feedback from residents on these streets, will help evaluate the streetlights to determine which fixture will be installed throughout the Town. The Town of Milton and Milton Hydro will make the final decision.Residential Pilot AreasRobert, Barton and Miles Streets – Bronte to BellKing and Hugh StreetsArterial Pilot Areas - Derry Road:East of Ontario StreetEast of Miller WayEast of Bronte StreetEast and west of Holly AvenueLight Emitting Diodes (LED) conversion programs have been ongoing across the province and beyond for approximately five years and there have been vast improvements in the industry during that time period. The quality of hardware has been enhanced, supply costs have gone down and there are proven energy savings.Currently within the Town of Milton there are four groups of lighting fixtures:Cobra Heads – the most common form of streetlight found on most roadwaysCoach Heads – decorative heads that are used on some residential streetsOther (a variety of different styles); most were installed in the 1970sDowntown decorative lightingAt this time, we are upgrading the cobra head fixtures (including fixtures on Regional roads in partnership with Halton Region) and the “other” category of fixtures. There is no cost effective solution at this time for the conversion of the coach style or the downtown decorative lighting; these will be undertaken in the future when energy savings justify the expense.If you have questions or comments, please contact Engineering Services.

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City Information & Statistics

Milton (2016 census population 110,128) is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, and part of the Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area. Between 2001 and 2011 Milton was the fastest growing municipality in Canada, with a 71.4% increase in population in 2006 and another 56.5% increase in 2011. In 2016, Milton's census population was 110,128 with an estimated growth to 228,000 by 2031. Milton is located 40 km (25 mi) west of Downtown Toronto on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for the Milton line commuter train and bus corridor operated by GO Transit. Milton is on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve and the Bruce Trail. View More Information at Wikipedia

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