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Study Initiated To Reconstruct Bolton’s Chapel Street

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

The Town of Caledon has initiated a detailed design for Chapel Street improvement from Mill Street to King Street East.

The purpose of the study is to identify a recommended design for Chapel Street 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
  • Active transportation (pedestrian and cyclist) amenities
  • Drainage improvements

Within the study limits, Chapel Street 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.

Learn more about upcoming projects: Road construction projects.

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 stormwater management improvements
  • Improving on-street parking
 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 Chapel Street between Mill Street and King Street East in 2024, subject to budget approval. Subsequently, the Town has initiated the detailed design to review and identify required road and drainage improvements along the street. Within the study limits, Chapel Street 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 Chapel Street 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.

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