Oakville, Ontario, faces some infrastructure challenges despite being a well-developed city. One of the major challenges is the city’s transportation system, which can become congested during peak hours due to increasing population and development. Oakville’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure also requires significant investment to meet the needs of the growing population. The city’s public transit system is relatively underdeveloped, and improvements are necessary to provide efficient and sustainable transportation options. Additionally, the city’s housing market faces affordability issues, which poses a challenge for low-income residents. Despite these challenges, Oakville is making strategic investments in infrastructure to address these issues and ensure that the city remains a desirable and livable community for its residents.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
New Parkade Traffic and Revenue Control
Replace current revenue control system at the 300 Church Street parkade with new equipment, system and control gates. The system controls the entry and exits from the parkade as well as securing the payments from parking customers.
EV Charging Stations
The town implemented a public EV charging program starting in 2021. The estimated useful life of the equipment is 10 years. This project plans for the replacement of the 23 level 2 dual EV charging stations to continue the program and service. Without a plan for replacement of the assets, the public EV Charging program will end. The estimated cost to replace the existing units is $230,000. Acquire new EV Charging stations to replace the existing units at the end of their useful life. The estimated cost of a dual level 2 EV charging station is $10,000. These units have an estimate useful life of 10 years.
Burnhamthorpe Rd Urbanization w/AT – 800 m E
In 2015, in anticipation of the transfer of Burnhamthorpe Road from Halton Region to the town when the construction of William Halton Parkway is complete, the town completed a Character Road Study for Burnhamthorpe Road. Once the road is transferred to the town, design and construction of the recommended improvements will be initiated.
South Service Road (Wyecroft) Widening w/AT
The Wyecroft Road Improvements Environmental Assessment Study from Bronte Road to Kerr Street was completed and approved in 2020. The purpose of the EA study was to identify transportation improvements within the Wyecroft Road corridor. Improvements for the South Service Road between Third Line and Fourth Line include realignment east of Third Line, a sidewalk on the south side, on-road buffered bike lanes and a traffic signal at Progress Court.
Lakeshore Rd Improvements w/AT – Mississaga
Pedestrian and cyclist safety and accessibility traffic safety pavement conditions drainage and storm water management intersection safety and operations roadway design to meet current standards creek crossing and structures The Lakeshore Road West Improvements (Mississaga Street to Dorval Drive) Environmental Assessment determined that improvements are needed along the Lakeshore West corridor including improvements for the following: The final phase of implementation for the Lakeshore Road improvements is from Mississaga Street to Third Line. Construction is schedule for 2031.
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
Now, for business development, while the capital plan is interesting, the capital program is for capital expenditures that extends five to ten years beyond the capital budget. Knowing the difference is important so you can influence upcoming program versus just responding to an RFP. If reading the CIP makes your head explode, or you want to save time, Request a Demo of Citylitics CIP dashboard with over 20,000 CIPs from USA and Canada. Citylitics has 20,000 plus available CIPs, how can we help you? What states, cities or counties are you looking to improvement your business development, we can assist you in influencing an upcoming RFP versus simply responding to an RFP. Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset is a comprehensive resource for businesses and organizations looking to track and analyze planned infrastructure spend in their area. The dataset offers a range of features and benefits, including:
- Comprehensive Market View: The dataset provides a single view of all planned infrastructure spend, with powerful filters such as population, project value, fiscal year, project status, project description, geography, and more. This allows businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and identify new opportunities.
- Identify Opportunity Hot Spots: The dataset offers map views and filters that allow users to identify opportunity hot spots where they need to allocate resources. This helps businesses to understand where they should focus their efforts to achieve the best results.
- Create Data-Driven Forecasts: The dataset provides bottom-up data for the next 5 years of planned infrastructure spend, allowing businesses to create data-driven forecasts they can be confident in.
- Uncover True Market Needs: The dataset allows businesses to develop long-term business plans, R&D, and growth initiatives based on true, bottom-up market needs instead of opinions and anecdotes. This helps businesses to make more informed decisions and achieve better results.
With Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of planned infrastructure spend in their area, which can help them to identify new opportunities and make more informed decisions.