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Brian Coburn Extension / Cumberland Transitway Westerly Alternate Corridor EA Study

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Overview

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension (BHBPE) was completed and approved in 1999. The EA for the Cumberland Transitway was also undertaken at the same time as the BHBPE EA due to their proximity, particularly for the section from the Bypass to Mer Bleue Road (Figure 1).

 Blackburn Hamlet Bypass Extension

Figure 1: Recommended Alignments within Navan Road Corridor

Portions of the BHBPE (now called Brian Coburn Boulevard) have been built from Navan Road to east of Mer Bleue Road.  A recent geotechnical analysis concluded that the soil conditions in the vicinity of Navan Road to BHBPE section are very poor and the roadway would require considerably more funds to construct than previously estimated. The City is in search of a more cost-effective alternate corridor. Consideration must be given to any consequential changes to the adjacent future Cumberland Transitway.

Study Area

The EA study limits will extend from Blair Road to Brian Coburn Boulevard and south to Anderson/Renaud Road to allow for a larger range of alternatives to be examined. 

Brian Coburn study area

Figure 2: Study Area

Study Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling the requirements of the Municipal Class EA process for Schedule C projects. The City must consider alternatives for the project, undertake public and agency consultation, assess the potential environmental impacts of the Recommended Plan and identify measures to mitigate any such impacts.

The study will also address potential implications of federal and National Capital Commission (NCC) properties and the need for federal approvals to implement the project.

As part of the study process, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared for public review.

Get involved!

You are encouraged to participate in the study by attending consultation events or by directly contacting the study team with information, comments or questions. Updated project information will be posted periodically on the study website.

The study will also have the benefit of input from agency, business and public consultation groups that will meet at key points during the study.

Two open houses (minimum) will be scheduled throughout the study as an opportunity for interested persons to learn about the study and provide input. Notifications for the open house will be provided through local newspapers, e-mails to the study mailing list and postings on the website.

To have your name placed on the study mailing list or to submit comments or questions, please contact:

Frank McKinney, P. Eng.
Program Manager, Transportation Planning and Environmental Assessments
Transportation Services Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor,
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 28540
Email: Frank.McKinney@ottawa.ca

Notice of Commencement and Open House #1

Posted: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:57 am
Last updated: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:05 am

Dates & Times

Thursday, May 17, 2018,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location

Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa
3349 Navan Road
Ottawa, ON

Free parking is available

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Environmental Assessment (EA) study to develop an alternate plan for both the Brian Coburn Boulevard Extension and the Cumberland Transitway west of Navan Road. A recent geotechnical analysis concluded that the soil conditions in the area are very poor and it will be more costly than previously estimated to implement the previously approved 1999 EA Study Recommended Plans. As such, the City is in search of a more cost-effective solution.

Brian Coburn Extension / Cumberland Transitway Westerly Alternate Corridor EA Study Area map

The study is being undertaken in accordance with Schedule C of the Municipal Class EA, which is an approved process under the Ontario EA Act. The EA process will involve developing, assessing and evaluating alternatives, leading to a Recommended Plan.

This Open House will provide information on:

  • Study process and existing conditions
  • Preliminary corridor options

Your participation is an important component of the study and interested persons are invited to provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the EA Act and with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. 

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the project manager below before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Frank McKinney P.Eng.
Program Manager
Transportation Planning
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa
Email: frank.mckinney@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424, ext. 28540

Angela Taylor, P.Eng.
Senior Project Engineer
Transportation Planning
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa
Email: Angela.Taylor@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424, ext. 15210

Contact

Angela Taylor