The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge Cycling Improvements Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to incorporate cycling infrastructure on the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge. As part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Highway 417 will be widened from Maitland Avenue to Highway 416 presenting an opportunity to add cycling facilities when the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge is replaced.
Widening of the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge was identified in 2008 by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO’s) Highway 417 (Ottawa Queensway) from Highway 416 Easterly to Anderson Road Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study. In order to accommodate additional cycling facilities, a wider bridge structure is required, which triggers the need for a Municipal Class EA Study.
The scope of work for this study will include the following:
- Bridge widening required for cycling facilities;
- Modifications to the north and south ramp terminal intersections to accommodate the new cycling facilities; and,
- Transitions between the new cycling facilities and the existing roadway.
The project limits extend for approximately 325 m on Maitland Avenue both north and south of the Highway 417 interchange.
The study is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The Study includes a technical and public consultation component. Upon the completion of this study in Q2 2018, a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment Report will be made available for public review and comment. A Notice of Completion will be published at this time and a 30-day public review period will take place.
A Public Information Session will be held on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the J.A. Dulude Arena, 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa. Additionally, an Online Public Consultation will be conducted for a two-week period from March 2, 2018 to March 15, 2018.
Input received is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, comments received will become part of the public record.
Interested persons can provide comments at any time during the Municipal Class EA process. If you have project-related questions or comments, or have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager:
Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
Input received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).
Notice of Commencement first issued on February 22, 2018.