Sandwich Street reconstruction and $1 Million streetscape enhancement

As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, just over three kilometres of Sandwich Street will be reconstructed by Bridging North America (BNA) and will stretch from south of the Rosedale Avenue roundabout past Ojibway Parkway to McKee Avenue. 

In addition to this work, $1 million will be invested by the project’s Community Benefits Plan to further enhance the Sandwich Business Improvement Area. 

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As part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, just over three kilometres of Sandwich Street will be reconstructed by Bridging North America (BNA). Sandwich Street reconstruction is expected to cost about $12 million and will stretch from south of the Rosedale Avenue roundabout past Ojibway Parkway to McKee Avenue. Once complete, the City of Windsor will be responsible for maintaining the street. 

Sandwich Street reconstruction includes:

  • New street and sidewalks: existing street and sidewalks along the reconstruction stretch will be removed and replaced with a modern finish and built to meet accessibility standards. This includes improving visibility and increasing the turning radius at the Sandwich Street and Chappell Street intersection as well as the intersection at Sandwich Street and Prince Avenue.
  • Bicycle and multipurpose lanes: New bicycle and multipurpose lanes will be included in the design and will improve cyclist safety and options for active transportation in the area. These lanes will connect to the bridge’s Canadian Port of Entry and additional pathways will be built to connect with the localized trail system, including the trail that leads to Malden Park. 
  • New stormwater sewer: A new underground storm sewer will be constructed between Ojibway Parkway and McKee Street.  
  • Collaboration with the City of Windsor: Sandwich Street reconstruction designs will be reviewed by and meet the City of Windsor’s standards and follow the Sandwich Heritage Conservation District, the Community Improvement Plan and Heritage Alteration Permit requirements and process.

Reconstruction phases and timelines

The Sandwich Street reconstruction activities will occur in four phases and take place during the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

Here are the anticipated timelines for the Sandwich Street reconstruction:

Phase one: summer 2022

  • Sandwich Street will be removed and reconstructed between McKee Road to the Ojibway Parkway. 
  • Stormwater sewer construction will also take place during this phase. 

Phase two: fall 2022 – winter 2022

  • Sandwich Street will be removed and reconstructed between where Ojibway Parkway meets Sandwich Street to Chappell Street. 
  • Sidewalks and multi-use lanes will also be constructed along this stretch.

Phase three: spring 2023

  • Sandwich Street will be removed and reconstructed from Brock Street to just south of the Rosedale Avenue roundabout, including the Sandwich Business Improvement Area. Sidewalks and bike lanes will also be constructed along this stretch.

Phase four: 2024

  • Sandwich Street will be removed and reconstructed between Chappell Street to Brock Street. 
  • Sidewalks and bike lanes will also be constructed and connect into the multipurpose lanes at Chappell Street.