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Public Information Centre: Winston Churchill Blvd EA

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The Town of Caledon has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to look into improvements to Winston Churchill Boulevard between Beechgrove Sideroad and Caledon East Garafraxa Townline.

The purpose of the study is to identify a recommended design for Winston Churchill Boulevard that addresses the increasing wear and tear associated with population growth while enhancing road safety, improving traffic operations and connectivity for all users.

In developing a recommended design, the study will consider a range of options for the road including but not limited to:

  • Road rehabilitation
  • Road and intersection improvements
  • Active transportation (pedestrian and cyclist) amenities
  • Drainage improvements

Within the study limits, Winston Churchill Boulevard will retain the two general-purpose lanes, however various options will be evaluated to enhance safety, improve traffic operations and to better accommodate all road users.

The study is being completed as a Schedule “B” project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015).

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Notice of Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC)

A virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held to present the preliminary recommended solution. The session will consist of a presentation by the Town followed by a Q&A period. Questions can be submitted prior to the event to the contacts below. 

  • Date/time: October 14, 2021 at 6 pm
  • To listen to the meeting by phone, dial 1-416-216-5643. Use Meeting Access Code: 2632 270 5945.

The meeting link will also be posted online closer to the meeting date.

Background
 Potential Benefits
The potential benefits may include:

  • Addressing deteriorating road conditions
  • Improving vehicular traffic safety and operations
  • Enhancing the safety and connectivity of cyclists and pedestrians
  • Enhancing livability and promoting healthy living in the community
  • Creating attractive and vibrant public spaces
  • Supporting economic vitality
  • Increasing resilience to climate change by improving environmental sustainability and stormwater management
Key Considerations
The following considerations will be applied:

  • Preserving the number of lanes and ensuring sufficient capacity for vehicular traffic
  • Possible improvements at intersections
  • Implementation of active transportation infrastructure and facilities
  • Possible addition of improved pedestrian crossings and trailway entrances at the Caledon Trailway, improving the safety and access to the trail
  • Possible stormwater management improvements
  • Slope stability and road grade improvements where required
 Project Steps
There are a number of steps that the Town is taking to ensure that all aspects of the project are being considered:

  • Analysis of existing conditions and constraints
  • Consultation with the public and key technical agencies
  • Identification of alternative improvements and analysis of expected impacts
  • Selection of the recommended measures to implement
 Notice of Study Commencement
The study

In response to continual road deterioration associated with population growth, the Town of Caledon has identified a need for improvements to Winston Churchill Boulevard between Beechgrove Sideroad and Caledon East Garafraxa Townline in 2023 and 2024. Subsequently, the Town has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to review and identify required road, intersection and drainage improvements along the corridor. Within the study limits, Winston Churchill Boulevard will retain the two general-purpose lanes, however various options will be evaluated to enhance safety, improve traffic operations and to better accommodate all users.

The Process

The purpose of the study is to identify a recommended design for Winston Churchill Boulevard that addresses the increasing wear and tear associated with population growth while enhancing road safety, improving traffic operations and connectivity for all users. In identifying the road improvements, the study will consider the technical and aesthetic requirements as well as socio-economic, cultural heritage, and natural environment factors.

Contact

To be added to the project mailing list, and for any questions, comments or concerns, please contact:

Town of Caledon

Shun H. Cheung, P.Eng., PMP
Project Manager, Engineering Services
905.584.2272 X.4040
shun.cheung@caledon.ca

McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Mehemed Delibasic, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Project Manager
289.319.3112
m.delibasic@mcintoshperry.com

 

Read this article on the Town of Caledon website.

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