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Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor

Project Status: 
Underway

Planning and Environmental Assessment Study

Overview

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor (St. Laurent Boulevard to Shefford Road, and 1.2 km north of Montreal Road to Blair Station) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. The City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) identifies a number of modifications to road and transit infrastructure to accommodate future travel demand and meet modal share objectives. Transit priority corridors complement the rapid transit network by providing improved city-wide transit access to major employment, commercial, and institutional land uses. Montreal Road and Blair Road are identified in the TMP as part of the 2031 Affordable Rapid Transit and Transit Priority Network. This EA study will investigate options to improve transit service efficiency and travel environment for all modes along the corridor, establish the right-of-way requirements for the recommended plan and allow the project to proceed to design and construction.

The Plan will consider the different land-use characteristics within the Study Area in a context-sensitive manner and demonstrate how innovative transit priority infrastructure can be advanced in both Interim and Ultimate configurations to support efficient travel to/from and within the Study Area. Connectivity to the Blair Station on the O-Train Confederation Line will be emphasized to provide seamless mobility options for the community.

The project limits for this EA study are illustrated in the key map.

​​​​Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor Study Area

Study Process

The study is being conducted in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Ontario Regulation 231/08 made under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The objective of the EA will be to recommend a cost effective, context-sensitive, functional design that accommodates all users; is compatible with surrounding land uses; and minimizes impacts on the surrounding environmental (social, natural/physical, and economic) conditions.

There will be ongoing public consultation activities during the course of the Study. As part of the Study process, an Environmental Project Report (EPR) will be prepared to document the planning and design process, and to present the Recommended Plan. The EPR 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 December 2020.

For more information

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the City of Ottawa Project Manager at the coordinates below.

Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng,
Senior Project Manager
Transportation – Environmental Assessments Unit
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 22842
Email: Katarina.Cvetkovic@ottawa.ca

Open House #1

Posted: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11:49 am
Last updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 2:44 pm

Dates & Times

Wednesday, December 4, 2019,
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

Pat Clark Community Centre, Gymnasium
4355 Halmont Drive
Ottawa, ON

OC Transpo Route #24
Parking is available

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor (St. Laurent Boulevard to Shefford Road, and 1.2 km north of Montreal Road to Blair Station) Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to recommend a cost effective and context-sensitive functional design. This EA study will investigate options to improve transit service efficiency and travel environment for all modes. The project limits are illustrated in the key map.

The EA study is being conducted in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Ontario Regulation 231/08 in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The study process will involve developing and evaluating alternatives, leading to a Recommended Plan.

This first Open House will provide:
  • An overview of the study objectives, need and opportunities, existing conditions and study progress to-date
  • Evaluation of alternative solutions
  • Alternative design options
  • Next steps.

The Open House has been organized in the form of a drop-in session. The study team will be available to discuss the information provided on display boards and answer questions from the public. The information presented will also be available on the City’s project website at: ottawa.ca/montrealblairroad.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA Study. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment 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 City of Ottawa Project Manager, below, before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Environmental Assessments Branch
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 22842
Email: Katarina.Cvetkovic@ottawa.ca