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.
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