Glasgow Road Environmental Assessment

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The Town of Caledon has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to look into improvements to Glasgow Road between Chickadee Lane and Deer Valley Drive.

The purpose of the study is to identify a recommended design for Glasgow Road 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, Glasgow Road 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 project was initiated as a Schedule A+ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, however, has since been elevated to a Schedule “B” project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015).  As such, public and technical agency consultation will play a key role in developing the study recommendations. The purpose of this Schedule “B” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment is to identify the required improvements to the roadway, enhance safety, improve traffic operations, and better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists

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Notice of Virtual Public Information Centre #1 (PIC)

A virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) was be held on January 30, 2023 to present the study to date, including the problem/opportunity, existing conditions and identify the alternative solutions being considered.  Below are the meeting recording and PIC material:

Glasgow Road EA PIC meeting recording

Glasgow Road EA PIC #1 material

Please submit your questions/comments related to this project to the below project members before February 15, 2023.

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 Glasgow Road between Chickadee Lane and Deer Valley Drive in the near future. 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, Glasgow Road 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 Glasgow Road 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