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Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment

Background

Carp Road is a major north-south arterial road in Ottawa travelling south from Fitzroy Harbour, passing through the village of Carp and crossing March Road, Highway 417 and Hazeldean Road and ending at the intersection of Main Street in Stittsville. It is primarily a two-lane roadway with the exception of dual northbound lanes travelling through the Hazeldean Road intersection. Rapid growth in Stittsville has increased traffic volumes on Carp Road leading to congestion during the peak periods.

The City's Transportation Master Plan identifies the widening of Carp Road from two to four lanes between Highway 417 and Hazeldean Road as a Phase 2 project (2016 2022). Under provincial legislation, an Environmental Assessment (EA) study is required prior to project implementation. This report provides the Statement of Work (SoW) for the Schedule "C" EA study, described in Document 1.

While the widening is focused on the 2 km segment between Highway 417/Carp Road Interchange and Hazeldean Road/Carp Road intersection, the study area (Figure 1) includes the section of Carp Road south of Hazeldean Road (to Stittsville Main Street) to ensure that downstream effects of the proposed widening are fully addressed. Recent growth in the area will also be taken into consideration.

Study Area Map [ PDF - 226 KB ]

Key considerations for this EA study include the following:

  • Detailed evaluation of future transportation demand for the City’s north-south direction of travel and public areas of interest
  • Cycling and pedestrian needs in the arterial roadway corridor
  • Full evaluation of any potential impacts on wetlands and other natural environment areas
  • Stormwater management/hydrology
  • Preserving the rural character of rural areas
  • Effects on existing community
  • Costing.

Notice of Study Commencement

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements in the northwest Stittsville area, specifically along Carp Road from Highway 417 to Hazeldean Road as illustrated in the key map. A Recommended Plan is to be developed and evaluated in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling requirements as a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule 'C' project.

While the widening is focused on the 2 km segment between Highway 417/Carp Road Interchange and Hazeldean Road/Carp Road intersection, the study area (Figure 1) includes the section of Carp Road south of Hazeldean Road (to Stittsville Main Street) to ensure that downstream effects of the proposed widening are fully addressed.

The EA process will involve developing, assessing, and evaluating alternatives, which will result in a Recommended Plan which will be presented to City Council for approval.

Three (3) public open houses will be held during the course of the study to review and discuss the project with the study team and solicit feedback. The notice of the open houses will be published in local newspapers and on the City website. Information about the study will also be available on the City's website ottawa.ca/carproad.

Upon completion of this study an Environmental Study Report will be available for public review and comment. A notice of Study Completion will be published at that time.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. 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.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer - Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, On K1P1J1
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424, ext. 13914

Fax: 613-580-2578

Ron Clarke, MCIP, RPP
Senior Principal, Manager of Planning
Delcan Corporation
1223 Michael Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2
r.clarke@delcan.com
613-738-4160 x5226

Fax: 613-739-7105

Statement of work

Carp Road Widening from Hazeldean Road to Highway 417 

Introduction

The City of Ottawa is the proponent of a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Schedule "C" to study the proposed widening of Carp Road from Highway 417 to Hazeldean Road. This Statement of Work describes the City's intentions with respect to the study's scope, methodology, public consultation and deliverables for this study.

Planning Context

Rapid growth in the Stittsville area has increased traffic volumes on Carp Road leading to congestion during the peak periods. In addition, new growth in the area includes Stitts Corners, expansion of the developing community along Rothbourne Road and possible development at the old Stittsville Flea Market site.

The City's Transportation Master Plan identifies the widening of Carp Road to four lanes between Highway 417 and Hazeldean Road as a Phase 2 project (2016-2022).

Key considerations for this EA study include the following:

  • Detailed evaluation of future transportation demand for the City's north-south direction of travel and public areas of interest
  • Cycling and pedestrian needs in the arterial roadway corridor
  • Full evaluation of any potential impacts on wetlands and other natural environment areas
  • Stormwater management/hydrology
  • Preserving the rural character in the rural areas
  • Effects on existing community
  • Costing.

Project Scope, Tasks and Deliverables 

1. General

The study will be consistent with the approach and requirements set out in the Provincial Environmental Assessment Act. All relevant environmental inventories and analysis undertaken for this assignment will be of sufficient scope to satisfy the Provincial EA requirements.

1.1 Study Area

While the widening is focused on the 2 km segment between Highway 417/Carp Road Interchange and Hazeldean Road/Carp Road intersection, the study area (Figure 1) includes the section of Carp Road south of Hazeldean Road (to Stittsville Main Street) to ensure that downstream effects of the proposed widening are fully addressed. Recent growth in the area will also be taken into consideration.

The study area will include the operation of Highway 417 Interchange Ramps on the north side of Highway 417 as well as the operation of the Main Street intersection to the south. The study area may be adjusted as necessary in order to comprehensively identify the influences on, and the effects of the project as options are developed.

Figure 1 Study Area

Study Area Map [ PDF - 226 KB ]

1.2 Timing

The study is expected to be completed within approximately 12-15 months.

1.3  Co-ordination with Concurrent Studies

 The EA Study process will take into consideration any information including analysis and preliminary findings of concurrent on-going transportation, development and infrastructure projects that could influence the direction and/or conclusions of the Study. These projects include:

  • Current development applications and associated studies (i.e. transportation impact studies).
 1.4 Background Material

Relevant background material will be collected and reviewed. This includes:

  • City policies/guidelines/practices
  • Travel surveys and traffic counts including travel demand forecasts and origin/destination data
  • Population, employment and development projections
  • Current and past development applications and associated studies (e.g. traffic and noise)
  • Property ownership (and tenants), easements and rights-of-way information
  • Natural environment studies, such as the Urban Natural Areas Environmental Evaluation Study (2005)
  • Relevant economic development studies
  • Relevant water, wastewater and storm water management studies
  • Relevant stream crossing information (fisheries, water quality, etc.)
  • Regional Road Corridor Design Guidelines
  • City Pedestrian and Cycling plans
  • Current and planned transit priority opportunities.
1.5  Summary of Deliverables

The deliverables for the study include:

  • Presentation Materials for Consultation Group meetings and Public Open Houses
  • Public Open House Summary Report – one for each of three Public Open Houses
  • Project Update Newsletter – minimum of three
  • Information (text and graphics) for Study Web Page
  • Draft and final Environmental Study Report (ESR)
  • Project Recommended Plan incorporating functional design drawings of the preferred design, and other information as detailed elsewhere in this document
  • Approvals in principle for storm water management facilities, grade separations, etc.
  • Project Cost Estimate Report identifying the project baseline budget in Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) format.
2. Environmental Assessment

 The undertaking of the Environmental Assessment comprises the following tasks outlined below.

2.1 Project Need

Although this proposed widening has been identified in the TMP, the need for additional arterial capacity and an examination of need and assumptions is required under the Provincial Environmental Assessment Act.  This exercise will be carried out by forecasting travel demand for the south end of the City and determining both existing and future needs for a facility with respect to the impact on north-south travel demand/distribution, economic benefits and links to major employment destinations.  In addition, the study will identify current and projected transportation problems and opportunities within the study area.

2.2 Existing Conditions

An inventory of the social, economic (agricultural, employment, retail etc.), physical and natural environments within the study area will be compiled. The inventory will consider all available background material and where necessary, supplement this information through on-site surveys and/or detailed studies. The inventory must be of sufficient detail to enable the analysis and evaluation of alternative transportation solutions, designs and mitigating measures.

In general, the inventory will identify and describe those aspects of the environment that could potentially affect, or be affected by the undertaking.  Some of the specific aspects of the environment associated with this project include:

  • Land uses, adjacent private property and neighbouring communities
  • Transportation and infrastructure facilities (existing and planned), including cycling and recreational pathway corridors/routes
  • Utilities including water, sanitary, hydro, gas, cable, phone, fibre optic, etc.
  • Green spaces and natural areas
  • Water courses
  • Current storm water drainage patterns
  • Geotechnical
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Heritage and archaeological conditions
  • Air quality
  • Noise and vibration

The existing conditions must be completed for the entire study area so that as alternative solutions and designs are developed and analyzed, the cumulative effects can be examined.

2.3 Alternative Solutions

The Study will identify and examine all reasonable alternatives to the widening of Carp Road from Hazeldean Road to Highway 417.

The key components of this stage include:

  • Identify alternative solutions to address transportation problems including:
    • Do nothing
    • Expand and enhance public transit service (including Park and Ride Facilities) to/from the south suburban areas and rural villages
    • Expand and enhance cycling routes
    • Implement transportation demand management (TDM) measures to reduce travel demand; and
    • Expand other arterial roadways in the north-south direction
  • Develop evaluation criteria and indicators to assess the impacts (with consideration to possible mitigation measures) on the environment by the various solutions
  • Analyze and evaluate the alternative solutions and select the preferred solution(s).

 The travel-forecasting component included in this stage of the EA must:

  • Identify the needs for all modes of transportation including walking, cycling, transit, auto and truck
  • Incorporate the principles (e.g. mode share targets etc.) of the current Official Plan and Transportation Master Plan in balancing demand to capacity while promoting the desire to increase transit use
  • Provide supporting analysis and recommendations for the alternative or supporting infrastructure.
2.4 Design Alternatives

 The study will identify and evaluate various design alternatives for the selected solution.  Alignment and cross-section design alternatives will be developed based on consideration of constraints within the study area, input from the public and approval agencies, landowners, as well as City guidelines/standards/practices.  All proposed designs will include any required modifications on connecting roadways (public or private).

2.5 Evaluation Process

A comprehensive evaluation methodology and list of criteria will be developed to assess the various alternative designs.  The evaluation process will be clearly described and documented.

2.6 Impact Assessment

The effects of each alternative design on the environment will be thoroughly evaluated.  Mitigation measures and associated implications (e.g. cost of mitigation etc.) are to be identified and considered in the evaluation process.  The study must clearly identify the initial impacts of each alternative as well as the net post-mitigation effect using quantifiable indicators and measures wherever possible.

Effects on traffic operations will be evaluated in accordance with current City guidelines and practices. To ensure that all impacts are appropriately evaluated, detailed studies will be required for specific issues such as:

  • Air quality
  • Archaeology and heritage
  • Impact on existing homes
  • Noise/Vibration
  • Roadway drainage and storm water management
  • Subsurface conditions, geotechnical and utilities
  • Vegetation/terrestrial habitat and aquatic habitat.
2.7 Costing

Developing an accurate project baseline budget is an essential component of this study and the resulting project cost will contribute to the City’s short and long range capital budget forecasting, priority setting, and development charges strategy.  The project budget will also form the basis for funding discussions with senior levels of government, where appropriate.  The baseline budget will be developed using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) format in current dollars, and include contingency allowances.

 Project costing is a fundamental criterion in the evaluation of alternatives and will be a key consideration in the development of implementation strategies.

2.8 Recommended Plan

Following the evaluation of alternatives and determining all necessary mitigation measures to minimize any adverse impacts of the project, a recommended plan will be developed.  This will include:

  • A detailed written description of the undertaking including the design parameters
  • Functional design drawings (1:500 scale, plan and profile) for the preferred alignment with a geo-referenced horizontal alignment, vertical profile, grading, drainage and property envelope
  • Roadway cross-section drawings for typical sections as well as at critical areas
  • Mitigation measures to reduce the environmental impacts of the project
  • Landscape design plan
  • Property requirements plan
  • Storm water management and roadway drainage requirements, as well as other infrastructure requirements
  • Infrastructure implementation/staging plan (e.g. water mains, sewers etc.)
  • Implementation (phasing) plan and detour plans during construction
  • Cost.

The recommended plan will clearly identify and set out the requirements and timing for all subsequent approvals required to proceed with the construction phase of the project.  The recommended plan will be presented to Transportation Committee and Council for approval.

2.9 Environmental Study Report

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared to document the entire study process including the approved design, mitigation measures, and consultation efforts.  The ESR will be placed on public record for a minimum 30-day review period as per the Environmental Assessment Act.

3. Consultation

Consultation with public agencies, private groups, City Advisory Committees and individuals is an integral component of this Study.  The consultation process will include meetings with key stakeholders through an Agency Consultation Group (ACG), a Public Consultation Group (PCG), a Business Consultation Group (BCG), and the general public through Public Open Houses.  A minimum of three meetings with each Consultation Group will be held during the course of the study.  Representation on the ACG, PCG, and BCG, will be confirmed during the development of the Study Design and in consultation with Ward Councillors.

3.1 Agency Consultation Group

An Agency Consultation Group (ACG) will be formed to provide input on planning, engineering and environmental issues and will provide general guidance to the Study Team.  ACG members will include experts in their related fields from government agencies and approval bodies including, but not limited to:

  • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  • Transport Action Canada
  • Public Works Department
  • Infrastructure Services Department
  • Planning and Growth Management Department
  • Transit Services Department
  • Emergency and Protective Services Department
  • Realty Services Branch
  • Ottawa Police Service.
3.2 Public Consultation Group

A Public Consultation Group (PCG) will be formed to enable private groups to provide direct input to the study, advising and commenting on local issues and concerns.  PCG members may include representatives from local community groups, special interest groups, and adjacent property owners.  Membership of this group will be determined in consultation with affected Ward Councillors.

3.3 Business Consultation Group

A Business Consultation Group (BCG) will be formed to enable business representatives to provide direct input to the study, advising and commenting on local issues and concerns. 

3.4 Notifications

The public will be notified at appropriate stages in the Study pursuant to the Environmental Assessment Act.  Each announcement will take the following forms:

  • Advertisements in daily newspapers (The Ottawa Sun, Le Droit)
  • Advertisements in community papers where appropriate
  • The project web site on the City’s web portal.
3.5 Public Open Houses

The Public Open Houses (POHs) will be held to present and obtain feedback on existing conditions, alternative design concepts, and the recommended plan.  There will be a minimum of three POH meetings, each including a formal presentation and a question and answer period.  The POHs will be advertised in daily and local newspapers and notification will be e-mailed to persons on the Project’s Master Mailing List. 

Background and presentation material will include a Project Update Newsletter which will summarize the information presented at the POH and will be available for general distribution.  All material presented at the POH meetings as well as the Project Update Newsletter will be bilingual.  Bilingual staff will be present during all Public Open House meetings.  A summary report will be produced to document each POH including all comments received.

3.6 Project Master Mailing List

A Master Mailing List will be prepared and updated via Public Open Houses, general enquiries, e-mails and other forms of consultation.

3.7 Project Web Page

A Project Information Web Page for the Study will be established on the City’s external web site, ottawa.ca/carproad to inform the public of the progress of the study and upcoming meetings or activities, post the bilingual materials presented at each Open House, and provide a point of contact for e-mail correspondence.

3.8 Frequently Asked Questions

To assist in providing information to the public, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be prepared to provide answers to common questions raised during the study.  The FAQ document will be established early in the study process and will be updated regularly.  It will also be posted on the web site.

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13914
Fax: 613-580-2578
Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

First Open House - September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Arena B Lobby)
1500 Shea Road, Stittsville
6:30 to 9 p.m.

Transit Access: Route # 96
 

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements in the northwest Stittsville area, specifically along Carp Road from HWY 417 to Hazeldean Road as illustrated in the key map.

While the widening is focused on the 2 km segment between Highway 417/Carp Road Interchange and Hazeldean Road/Carp Road intersection, the study area (Figure 1) includes the section of Carp Road south of Hazeldean Road (to Stittsville Main Street).

Consultation

There will be on-going public consultation activities during the course of the study. This first Open House will provide an overview of study progress to date, including the evaluation of alternative corridor alignments and an overview of design alternatives which will be considered in next phase of the study. Your participation in Open House meetings is an important component of the study where you can discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback.

Open House Display Boards

The EA study is being undertaken in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling requirements as a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule 'C' project. The EA process will involve developing, assessing and evaluating alternatives, resulting in a Recommended Plan which will be presented to City Council for approval.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. 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.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer - Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, On K1P1J1
613-580-2424 Ext. 13914 , FAX: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

Open House #3 - June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Holy Spirit Catholic School
1383 Stittsville Main Street
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Transit Access: Route # 96

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate increasing transportation infrastructure requirements in the northwest Stittsville area of the city. The City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP 2013) identifies the need for the widening of Carp Road from two lanes to four lanes between Highway 417 and Hazeldean Road as a Phase 2 project to be completed between 2020 and 2025.

Consultation

At the second public open house held in February 2014, the Study Team presented a Preliminary Preferred Design for Carp Road that included roundabout intersections, a narrow raised median and a multiuse pathway on both sides of the corridor. Having regard for public input, the Study Team has re-evaluated the alternatives, placing a greater emphasis on providing for adjacent site access and on minimizing property requirements.

This third Open House will provide an overview of the study progress to-date, including a Recommended Plan for the corridor. This Recommended Plan now includes traffic signals at major intersections, a central two-way left-turn lane in some sectors, intermittent medians, and a multi-use pathway along both sides of the corridor. Your participation in Open House meetings is important where you can discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback.

Open House #3 Display Boards

Welcome  [ PDF 533 KB ]
Study Area  [ PDF 2.4 MB ]
Environmental Assessment Process  [ PDF 501 KB ]
Study Schedule [ PDF 422 KB ]
Consultation [ PDF 59 KB ]
Need and Opportunity  [ PDF 45 KB ]
Existing Conditions [ PDF 47 KB ]
Existing Conditions – Transportation  [ PDF 2.0 MB ]
Existing Conditions – Land Use Designations  [ PDF 1.9 MB ]
Preferred Solution [ PDF 37 KB ]
Design Principles  [ PDF 28 KB ]
Alternative designs  [ PDF 40 KB ]
Suitability of each alternative design  [ PDF 80 KB ]
Preliminary Preferred Design  [ PDF 45 KB ]
Preferred Design for Carp Road  [ PDF 56 KB ]
Recommended mitigation measures  [ PDF 49 KB ]
Carp Road Recommended Plan  [ PDF 7.1 MB ]
Proposed Edge Of Proposed Right Of Way [ PDF 836 KB ]
Next Steps [ PDF 70 KB ]

The EA Study is being undertaken in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling requirements as a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule 'C' project. The EA process involves developing, assessing, and evaluating alternatives, which result in a Recommended Plan that will be presented to City Council for approval.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the EA 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 e-mail the project lead below before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer – Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13914
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

Open House #2 - February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Goulbourn Recreation Complex (Arena B Lobby)
1500 Shea Road, Stittsville
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Transit Access: Route # 96

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation infrastructure requirements in the northwest Stittsville area. The City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP 2013) identifies the need for Carp Road widening from two lanes to four lanes between Highway 417 to Hazeldean Road as a Phase 2 project to be completed between 2020 and 2025.

Consultation

This second Open House will provide an overview of study progress to-date, including the alternative designs considered and the evaluation criteria and methodology used to determine preliminary preferred design for the corridor. Your participation in Open House meetings is important where you can discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback. There will be on-going public consultation activities during the remaining course of the study.

Open House Display Boards – Evaluation and Alternatives [ PDF 3.8 MB ]
Alternative Designs 2, 4 and 6 [ PDF 9.9 MB ]
Overall Right of Way Plan for Alternative 4 [ PDF 3.8 MB ]

The EA study is being undertaken in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling requirements as a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule 'C' project. The EA process will involve developing, assessing, and evaluating alternatives, which will result in a Recommended Plan which will be presented to City Council for approval.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. 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 3-1-1 or e-mail the project lead below before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer - Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 13914
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

Open House #4 - June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Holy Spirit Catholic School
1383 Stittsville Main Street
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Transit Access: Route # 96

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Carp Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate increasing transportation infrastructure requirements in the northwest Stittsville area of the city. The City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP 2013) identifies the need for the widening of Carp Road from two lanes to four lanes between Highway 417 and Hazeldean Road as a Phase 2 project to be completed between 2020 and 2025.

Open House Display Boards

2. Study Area [ PDF 1.216 MB ]
3. Overview and Study Purpose [ PDF 1.036 MB ]
4. Environmental Assessment Process [ PDF 1.033 MB ]
5. Study Schedule [ PDF 950 KB ]
6. Consultation Activities [ PDF 1.341 MB ]
7. Project Need and Opportunities [ PDF 1.401 MB ]
8. Existing Conditions [ PDF 1.264 MB ]
9. Existing Conditions – Transportation [ PDF 1.261 MB ]
10. Existing Conditions 2 [ PDF 1.018 MB ]
11. Existing Conditions 3 [ PDF 1.141 MB ]
12. Existing Conditions 4 [ PDF 1.143 MB ]
13. Carp Road Widening Design Principles [ PDF 1.332 MB ]
14. Common Features of the Two Alternatives [ PDF 973 KB ]
15. Possible Long-term Modifications to Hazeldean Intersection [ PDF 1.469 MB ]
16. Alternative A: Traffic Signals at All Intersections [ PDF 1.067 MB ]
17. Alternative B: Roundabouts at Rothbourne Road and Kittiwake Drive/Echowoods Avenue [ PDF 1.219 MB ]
18-19. Evaluation of the Two Alternatives Designs [ PDF 1.942 MB ]
22. Alternative A: Traffic Signals at All Intersections Distinguishing Characteristics [ PDF 1.174 MB ]
23. Alternative B: Roundabouts at Rothbourne Road and Kittiwake Drive/Echowoods Avenue Distinguishing Characteristics [ PDF 1.001 MB ]
24. Cost Comparison [ PDF 745 KB ]
25. Vehicle Travel Efficiency [ PDF 1.120 MB ]
26. Next Steps [ PDF 1.085 MB ]

Plans

Alternative A: traffic signals at all intersections [ PDF 6.350 MB ]
Alternative B: Roundabouts at Rothbourne Road and Kittiwake Drive/Echowoods Avenue [ PDF 6.258 MB ]

Consultation

At the June 2014 Open House the study team presented a draft Recommended Plan for the Carp Road Widening project. That plan featured a four lane widening with central two-way left-turn lanes and signalized intersections. Study stakeholders provided input which indicates a community preference for roundabouts as the choice for intersections at Kittiwake Drive/Echowoods Avenue and at Rothbourne Road, together with the four lane widening and a central two-way left-turn lane. Your participation in the Open House is an important component in the consultation and provides an opportunity to discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback.

The EA Study is being undertaken in accordance with Ontario's EA Act, fulfilling requirements of a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule 'C' project. The EA process involves developing, assessing, and evaluating alternatives, which result in a Recommended Plan that will be presented to City's Transportation Committee and Council for approval.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the EA 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 e-mail the project lead below before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:
Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Sr. Project Engineer – Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13914
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

Notice of Completion and Filing of Environmental Study Report

 The City of Ottawa has completed the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the widening of Carp Road from Highway 417 to Hazeldean Road. This Study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule 'C' project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended 2007 and 2011) document.

Study area for the widening of Carp Road from Highway 417 to Hazeldean Road

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process and the recommended plan for widening of the corridor. The ESR is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on Monday, November 9, 2015.

City Hall Client Service Centre
110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, Ontario

Stittsville Library
1637 Stittsville Main
Ottawa, Ontario K2S 1A9

Richmond Library
6240 Perth Street
Ottawa, Ontario K0A 2Z0

Carleton University
MacOdrum Library
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa University
Morisset Hall
65 University Private, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Ministry of the Environment
Ottawa District Office
2430 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments. Please direct written comments to:

Jabbar Siddique, P Eng.
Senior Project Engineer, Transportation Planning Branch
Planning & Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
Phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 13914
E-mail: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order). The Part II Order request must be received by the Minister of the Environment during the 30 day review period and a copy of the request should be forwarded to the City of Ottawa. If there are no requests received by Monday, December 21, 2015, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project may proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR.

Minister of the Environment, Ontario
The Honourable Jim Bradley
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and solely for the purpose of conducting the environmental assessment.

This Notice was first published on Thursday, November 5, 2015.