The City of Ottawa has initiated the Merivale Road (Carling Avenue to Baseline Road) Transit Priority Measures Study which has been identified in the City’s 2013 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as a Transit Priority Corridor.
The TMP and the supporting documentation, describes the project as follows:
- Peak period bus lanes (peak direction only) and transit signal priority between Carling Avenue and Baseline Road (achieved by reallocating existing traffic lanes).
- Transit signal priority and exclusive bus lanes will help to minimize delays for OC Transpo routes 14, 151 and 176 along this increasingly congested corridor.
The Transit Priority Measures Study will be carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘A+’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended 2007, 2011 and 2015) document.
- Establish the preferred type of transit priority measures
- Identify potential impacts to other travel modes
- Complete functional design for the transit priority measures
Merivale Road is classified as an arterial road and also a Main Street in the City of Ottawa Official Plan. Merivale Road between Carling Avenue and Baseline Road is approximately 2.4 km in length with major adjacent land uses being mixed residential and commercial. The road is also a Spine Route in the TMP cycling schedule.
Further information on the EA Study will be posted on the project web site as it becomes available.
If you have any question regarding this study, please contact the City’s project manager.
Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer - Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, poste 13914