Upper Mount Albion Road, on the southeast Mountain, permanently closes to all vehicular traffic tomorrow at Rymal Road.
The closure took stems from a review of the 2006 regional official plan amendment 9 (ROPA9) transportation master plan study.
Motorists will be directed to Pritchard Road as an alternate north-south route. Temporary traffic signals are now in place at the intersection of Pritchard and Rymal.
Several traffic changes were approved earlier this spring as part of the ROPA 9 transportation master plan.
Other upgrades include a paved shoulder along the west side of Pritchard Road between the trail and Stone Church Road, improvements along Pritchard Road from Stone Church to Rymal, speed cushions on Second Road West, north of Rymal Road, new sidewalks along Second Road West, bike lanes on Highland Road between Winterberry and Upper Centennial Parkway, and new sidewalks along the south side of Highland Road.
The total cost of the improvements is $743,000, which will be financed by development charges.