A stretch of Huron Church Road in Windsor is getting a full reconstruction this spring.

The project is expected to cost $5.5-million, but the province is contributing $3-million.

A public information centre is being hosted by the City of Windsor and Dillon Consulting on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Huron Church Road.

The session will provide details on the upcoming reconstruction project for Huron Church Road from Malden Road to Dorchester Road.

Windsor Executive Director of Operations Dwayne Dawson says it will take place along a 650-metre stretch and it will impact motorists.

"With that kind of volume that road moves, there will be some back-ups,” says Dawson. “I'm anticipating the commuter traffic that uses that road will probably find alternate routes because of the delays.”

He tells CTV Windsor northbound and southbound traffic will go down from six lanes to one lane in each direction.

"Traffic will be reduced to a single lane each direction, all put on one side of the road while the other side is completely re-done,” says Dawson. “The work is going to be done over a 90 day period."

Dawson adds the improvements will provide important infrastructure upgrades and a new smooth surface to a substantial section of the busy roadway.

“We know it will cause some short-term pain but the long-term gain and the savings to tax payers will make it well worth it,” adds Dawson.

The work includes new concrete, replacement of existing water main and services, street lighting improvements and new traffic signal infrastructure. 

The project is expected to start April 1 and last 90 days.