King Road Grade Separation/Indian Creek Realignment

Burlington, Ontario


The King Road Grade Separation at the CN rail lines in Burlington is one of the largest road improvement projects in Burlington, with a construction budget of over $24 million.  One of the key challenges to this project was construction of a creek bridge, or aqueduct, to allow a tributary of Indian Creek to flow over the realigned roadway on the north side of the railway. 

Working in conjunction with Conservation Halton and the City of Burlington, Seferian Design Group developed a landscape restoration plan for 450m of realigned Indian Creek that included, native plantings, restorative seed mixtures, live staking, aquatic plugs, erosion control measures, and woody debris and root wads.  All landscape restoration measures were fully coordinated with the Environmental Assessment.  Seferian Design Group provided full landscape architectural services, from conceptual design through to contract administration.  The project scope also included several public consultation events.  The King Road grade separation was officially opened in December 2013, with the completion of the creek restoration works completed in 2014. 


Location: Burlington

Size: 16 ha

Client: City of Burlington

Project Team:
SDG, Landscape Architects
AMEC Earth & Environmental, Water resource Engineer; channel engineer
Sassafras Farms, Landscape Contractor
Esposito Bros. Construction, General Contractor

Services Provided: Concept Design, Detailed Design, Public Consultation, Tender/Specification and Contract Administration


“King Road grade separation opens, no more waiting for barriers to open while trains pass by on the busiest line in the country” Pepper Parr, Burlington Gazette, December 13, 2013

“Burlington’s 2,400 tonne (5 million pound) concrete King Road underpass is successfully moved into place” CNW Broadcast Services, Oct 9, 2012


2014 Grand Award, American Council of Engineering Companies

2014 Hamilton Halton Project of the Year (Transportation)

2014 Award of Merit, Consulting Engineers of Ontario

2014 Gold Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (Massachusetts) 2013 OPWA Project of the Year, Ontario Public Works Association