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Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management Study

Project Status: 
Underway

Centrepointe Drive Online Survey

May 27 to June 14, 2019

The City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive after receiving mixed feedback on two previously proposed alternatives presented through the study’s consultation activities.

New recommendations to address identified traffic concerns have been developed and we are seeking your feedback.

We would encourage interested members of the public to fill out the online survey that will be available from May 27, 2019 until June 14, 2019.

Recommended Alternative Plan [ PDF 3.103 MB ]

The following is a summary of the recommended alternative plan:

  • Bicycle lanes with buffer areas from the intersection of Baseline Road and the western leg of Centrepointe Drive to the west pathway crossing (sections 1-5 on the plan)
  • Bicycle lanes with buffer areas from the intersection of Baseline Road and the eastern leg of Centrepointe Drive to a point 50m south of Tallwood Drive. This roadway modification includes the reduction of the number of lanes on this section of Centrepointe Drive from 4 through lanes to 2 through lanes (plus auxiliary turning lanes) from a point south of Gemini Way to Tallwood Drive (sections 7-11 on the plan)
  • Edge line markings along Centrepointe Drive between the west pathway crossing and a point 50m south of Tallwood Drive (i.e. on the southern portion of Centrepointe Drive, sections 5-6 on the plan)
  • A bulb-out that includes a space for cyclists to ride over it on the eastern leg of Centrepointe Drive, in the southbound direction, just south of Baseline Road (section 11 on the plan)
  • Two bulb-outs before and after the parking spaces on the west side of Centrepointe Drive north of Hemingwood Way (section 10 on the plan)
  • Recessed crosswalk with traffic islands on the western leg of Centrepointe Drive at Hemmingwood Way (section 2 on the plan)
  • A truck apron on the northeast corner of the intersection of Centrepointe Drive and Tallwood Drive (section 7 on the plan)

Online Survey – May 27 to June 14, 2019

If you would like to have a hard copy of the survey, or if you would like to know more, please contact:

Wook Kang
Project Manager, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 19285
Email: wook.kang@ottawa.ca

Background

In November 2013, the Centrepointe Community Association requested an Area Traffic Management study for Centrepointe Drive between the westerly intersection with Baseline Road and Tallwood Drive. The primary raised concern was speeding. In March 2015, the requested study area for Centrepointe Drive was extended to include the eastern section of Centrepointe Drive, following the request from Traffic Services on March 18, 2015 and concurrence from the Ward Councillor on March 23, 2015.

In February 2014, the City received a request for an Area Traffic Management study for Hemmingwood Way. The raised concerns were excessive through traffic and speeding.

In November 2015, the City initiated an Area Traffic Management study for all three sections. The main focus of the study was to address speeding concerns, inappropriate driver behaviour, and pedestrian safety concerns. The study was undertaken in two phases: with the first phase focusing on issue identification; and the second on developing potential solutions. Previous consultation activities for this study are described further below. Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way have already been approved (as described below), whereas the City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive.

Previous consultation activities for this study are described further below. Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way have already been approved (as described below), whereas the City has continued to review potential roadway modifications for Centrepointe Drive.

Hemmingwood Way

Recommended measures along Hemmingwood Way between Centrepointe Drive West and Centrepointe Drive East were approved in March 2017 and the construction of the approved measures are expected to be started in 2019. The approval for the recommendations for this street was advanced in order for the implementation to be coordinated with other planned rehabilitation works in the area.

As part of the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP), the City of Ottawa is seeking to implement stormwater management retrofit measures to reduce and treat runoff from existing urban areas. In June 2016, an extensive screening exercise was completed by City staff to determine the level of retrofit measures to be accounted for in the Pinecrest Creek Cumulative Impacts Study. Hemmingwood Way was selected as a very good candidate for the implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) measures within the road right-of-way.

As part of the public consultation, two Public Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings were held on January 26, 2016 and November 10, 2016. The Ward Councillor and community representatives, as well as representatives from Sir Guy Carleton Public School, Green Communities Canada and Ottawa Student Transportation Authority attended the meetings. In addition to the PAC meetings, two Open House meetings were held on February 11, 2016 and November 23, 2016.

The purpose of the Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management Study is to reduce excessive speed of motorists and to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The purpose of the bioretention measures is to:

  • Decrease runoff volume for frequent storm events and improve water quality by treating local runoff;
  • Improve local drainage/reduce ponding;
  • Add green space and improve the aesthetics of the street.

Approved Measures along Hemmingwood Way

The following summarizes the recommendations stemming from the Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way Area Traffic Management Study (See Figures 1-4) and bioretention measures:

  • Two mid-block narrowings and a median east of Covington Place West.
  • Six bioretention rain gardens between Covington Place East and Centrepointe Drive East.
  • One intersection narrowing at Thornbury Crescent West.
  • A pedestrian crossover (PXO) on Centrepointe Drive at the east end of Hemmingwood Way.

Due to the limited sightlines on southbound Centrepointe Drive at the proposed pedestrian crossover (PXO) location, it was assumed that two advance flashers are required. The feasibility and required components of the pedestrian crossover (PXO) and the bioretention measures are subject to detailed technical review during the design stage.

Figure 1 - Study Area (Hemmingwood Way)

The enitre length of Hemmingwood Way between the west and east intersections of Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way is included in the Area Traffic Management study area

Figure 2 - Approved measures along the west section of Hemmingwood Way

Two mid-block narrowings and a median are recommended on Hemmingwood Way east of Covington Place West. Two bioretention rain gardens are recommended on Hemmingwood Way at Covington Place East.

Figure 3 - Approved measures along the centre section of Hemmingwood Way

A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the southwest corner of Hemmignwood and Northgate. A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the northwest corner of Hemmingwood and Thornbury W. An intersection narrowing is recommended on the northeast co

Figure 4 - Approved measures along the east section of Hemmingwood Way

A bioretention rain garden is recommended on the southwest corner of Centrepointe and Hemmingwood Way E. A pedestrian crossover is recommended on Centrepointe Drive north of Hemmingwood Way E.

Open house #2

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Drop in 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Chamber
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

Are you concerned about the traffic on Centrepointe Drive or Hemmingwood Way? Do you notice speeding drivers or inappropriate behaviour? Would you like to get involved in a study that will improve the traffic? If so, drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and speak to City staff about the traffic study.

Review the display boards that explain alternative area traffic management plans on Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way and provide your comments on the alternative plans. Let us know your preferred solutions. By attending, your feedback will help the study team to finalize recommended traffic calming solutions to improve traffic conditions in the study area.

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 13.633 MB ]

Comment Sheets [ PDF 319 KB ]

If you cannot attend this meeting, email your questions and/or concerns to wook.kang@ottawa.ca before Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Wook Kang
Coordinator, Area Traffic Management
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 19285
E-mail: wook.kang@ottawa.ca 

Open House #1

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Drop in 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Chamber
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive

Are you concerned about the traffic on Centrepointe Drive or Hemmingwood Way? Do you notice speeding drivers or inappropriate behaviour? Would you like to get involved in a study that will improve the traffic? If so, drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and speak to City staff about the traffic study.

Review the display boards that explain the existing conditions on Centrepointe Drive and Hemmingwood Way and provide your comments on anything that is missing or needs updating. By attending, you'll help City staff to understand the traffic issues and the best ways to address them.

Open House Display Boards

Overview [ PDF 766 KB ]
Write your traffic concerns [ PDF 4.898 MB ]
Study Area [ PDF 4.076 MB ]
Traffic Control Devices [ PDF 4.051 MB ]
Traffic Volumes (vehicles) [ PDF 4.425 MB ]
Traffic Volumes (pedestrians) [ PDF 4.136 MB]
Traffic Volumes (cyclists) [ PDF 4.102 MB ]
85th Percentile Speed (km/h) [ PDF 4.183 MB ]
Collisions (2011 to 2013) [ PDF 4.160 MB ]
Potential Measures / Next Steps [ PDF 947 KB]

If you cannot attend this meeting, e-mail your questions and/or concerns to wook.kang@ottawa.ca before Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wook Kang
Coordinator, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 19285
E-mail: wook.kang@ottawa.ca