A city councilor is proposing to fill in the Allen Expressway as part of a revitalization project from Lawrence Avenue to Yorkdale Road, according to reports.

The National Post says Councillor Howard Moscoe is pushing the idea to help overhaul social housing in the Lawrence Heights area by connecting it with a stronger neighbourhood setting.

The plan would take up to 15 years to complete, and the final draft goes before council this summer, the Post reports.

The redevelopment will make the expressway more pedestrian friendly to fit in with the residential neighbourhoods it divides and turn it into a boulevard-like road.

Moscoe told the newspaper the expressway has significant problems that need to be addressed. Public meetings on the plans are set to begin this month.