First Phase of Maley Drive Extension Opens Today

Nov 29, 2019

Decades in the making, Phase One of the Maley Drive Extension Project will open to traffic at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Phase One connects LaSalle Boulevard West with Falconbridge Highway and includes:
  • A new four-lane road, from LaSalle Boulevard West, near Collège Boréal, to Lansing Avenue.
  • Access to the new four-lane road via a new interchange north of LaSalle Boulevard on Notre Dame Avenue (Municipal Road 80).
  • To accommodate the new interchange, Notre Dame Avenue has been widened from four lanes to six lanes, north of the improvements that have already been made to the LaSalle/Notre Dame intersection and approaching lanes.
  • Traffic control at the new intersections created by the construction of the four-lane Maley Drive Extension has been achieved with roundabouts at Collège Boréal, Barry Downe Road and Lansing Avenue.
  • Reconstruction of Maley Drive, between Lansing Avenue and Falconbridge Highway.

Work scheduled for spring 2020, as part of Phase One, includes intersection improvements at Falconbridge Highway and Frood Road, concrete and islands at Lansing Avenue, surface asphalt in some sections, and general restoration.

The total project cost of Phase One of the Maley Drive Extension is $80.1 million, made possible by a three-way cost sharing partnership between the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
“The Maley Drive Extension Project is a critical infrastructure asset and demonstrates the value of building safe and efficient roads that will get our residents and economy moving," said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "I want to thank the Federal and Provincial Government for their financial investment in this project and the exciting future of our City."

The Maley Drive Extension Project delivers short, medium and long-term benefits to residents, businesses and industries in an affordable and fiscally responsible manner.

Upon completion of the first two phases, the Maley Drive Extension Project is expected to remove an estimated 3,000 vehicles per day from LaSalle Boulevard near Falconbridge Highway, up to 10,000 per day from LaSalle Boulevard east of Notre Dame Avenue, and 2,000 to 4,000 vehicles per day from the Kingsway.

It will also reroute an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 heavy mining trucks per day from the Kingsway, LaSalle Boulevard, and M.R. 80 and M.R. 15 corridors for improved traffic safety, eased congestion and extended lifespan of these roadways.

“I am very proud that we’ve achieved this important milestone of opening the Maley Drive Extension to public traffic,” said Tony Cecutti, General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure at the City of Greater Sudbury. “This road system results in efficient re-routing of traffic through our community, improving quality of life and stimulating growth. I’m incredibly proud of this project. I look forward to an equally successful Phase Two.”

In order to fully open the road, short, ten-minute closures of sections are required to ensure traffic safety.

Due to the arrival of winter weather and scheduled construction activity next spring, an official grand opening of Phase One of the Maley Drive Extension will take place in summer 2020.

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