The City of Ottawa has initiated the Huntmar Drive Widening (Campeau Drive to Maple Grove Road) and Stittsville Main Street Extension (Maple Grove Road to Robert Grant Avenue) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study.
The project limits for the widening of Huntmar Drive starts from Campeau Drive in the north and extend to Maple Grove Road in the south. It is approximately 1.7 km long. The limits of the Stittsville Main Street Extension are from Maple Grove Road to Robert Grant Avenue. These projects limits are shown in Figure 1.
The City’s Transportation Master Plan (2013 TMP) identifies the widening of Huntmar Drive and extension of Stittsville Main Street as part of the future roadway network in the area.
The EA will result in a cost effective, complete street design for both corridors suited to the neighbourhood and businesses in this area. Both corridors will accommodate all travel modes including accessible features for walking, cycling, transit, autos and trucks that are compatible with surrounding land uses and developing communities, Impacts to the surrounding environment (social, natural/physical and economic) will be minimized. The design will be coordinated with the existing functional design of the westerly extension of the City’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system to Kanata/Stittsville and will address modifications that may be required to the Huntmar Drive bridge structure over Provincial Highway 417.
The Recommended Plan will be developed and evaluated in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule C project and harmonized with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) EA process as required. The planning and design process will lead to development of functional design for the project that is technically sound, innovative, transparent, and that includes effective consultation and consensus building.
There will be ongoing public consultation activities during the course of the Study. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared to document the study process and present the Recommended Plan. The ESR will be available for review by the public and review agencies for a period of 30 calendar days. The study is expected to be completed by fall 2022.
For more information
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the City of Ottawa Project Manager at the coordinates below.
Jabbar Siddique, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13914