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Online Consultation: Steeles Avenue Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA)

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Halton Region is asking for input on the preliminary preferred design for Steeles Avenue in the Town of Milton. This is the second Public Information Centre (PIC) for this study, as part of the Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process.

About the study

Study area

 
 

Study overview

 

To address future travel demand to 2031, there is a need to make road improvements to Steeles Avenue between Tremaine Road and Industrial Drive. The potential improvements are anticipated to include:

  • widening the road to four lanes;
  • active transportation facilities (on-road bike lanes and multi-use pathways);
  • a new underpass as part of a Canadian Pacific Rail grade separation;
  • intersection improvements (for example, new traffic signals, roundabouts, turning lanes); and
  • landscaping and street lighting.  

The study is being conducted in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule C projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Environmental Assessment Act, RSO. 1990.

Reasons for the study

 

Halton Region is carrying out this study in accordance with the MCEA process to:

  • address future travel demand in the Town of Milton to 2031; and
  • support all modes of transportation (waking, cycling, transit and automobiles) and ensure safety for all road users.

Video presentation

Through this study, Halton Region has considered several road alignment alternatives for Steeles Avenue to help address future travel demand and support all modes of transportation. In the videos below, you can learn about the decision-making process and the key factors that were considered in identifying the preliminary preferred design for Steeles Avenue from Tremaine Road to Industrial Drive.  You can also click here to view a PDF version of the video presentation (PDF file).

1. Introduction

 

Learn more about the study area, existing conditions and study schedule.

 

View Introduction video transcript (PDF file)

2. Background

 

Learn about the study background, including an overview of the key outcomes from the first PIC held in November 2019.

 

View Background video transcript (PDF file)

3. Road alignment alternatives

 

Learn about the road alignment alternatives that have been considered for Steeles Avenue and how options were evaluated.

 

View road alignment alternatives video transcript (PDF file)

4. Preliminary preferred design and next steps

 

Learn about the preliminary preferred design for Steeles Avenue. This video includes photo renderings to help you visualize what the future roadway may look like. The video also includes an overview of next steps in the study process.

 

View Preliminary preferred design and next steps video transcript (PDF file)

Get involved and provide your input

We want to hear from you! Please provide your comments or questions through the form below by May 17, 2021.

  1. Please indicate your familiarity with the area. Select all that apply:



    If you selected Other, please state:

  2. The Road alignment alternatives video outlines the factors considered in the analysis and evaluation of each road alignment alternative. Are there any other factors that you think should have been included in evaluating each road alignment alternative?

    If Yes, please explain:

  3. Alternative B is being carried forward as the preliminary preferred road alignment. Does this recommendation seem reasonable based on the factors considered?

    If No, please explain your concerns:

  4. Please share any other questions or comments you may have:

  5. If you would like us to follow up with you, please provide your name and your preferred contact method.
  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone number:

Personal information collected will be used to forward further information to you about the Steeles Avenue Municipal Class EA when it becomes available. Halton Region’s consulting Project Manager may also contact you to gather additional information if required for use in the study. With the exception of your personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Your personal information is collected in accordance with section 5.1 of the Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E. 18, and section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25. For questions about the collection of your information, call 311 and ask to speak with Jessica Dorgo, Project Manager, Infrastructure Planning or email accesshalton@halton.ca.

Public Information Centre materials

For more detailed information about this study, please refer to the Project Documents on the MCEA project page for Steeles Avenue Corridor Study—Tremaine Road to Industrial Drive.

Technical documents

  • Preliminary preferred design for Steeles Avenue MCEA Study (PDF file):
    • The design is considered ‘preliminary’ until public, agency and Indigenous community feedback is received through this second PIC.
    • Key features of the Preliminary Preferred Design include:
      • a culvert/small bridge which will convey a small creek under Steeles Avenue just east of Tremaine Road;
      • an underpass at the CP Rail line;
      • a roundabout or a signalized intersection to provide a connection to existing Steeles Avenue and the neighbourhood of Peru, as well as new driveway access to the Milton Banquet and Conference Centre; and
      • a new bridge at Sixteen Mile Creek just west of Industrial Drive. 
    • The existing section of Steeles Avenue will end in a cul-de-sac just west of Peru Road, east of the CP Rail line.
    • The existing section of Steeles Avenue west of the CP Rail line will be closed.

Next steps and anticipated timing

Timeline

  • Spring 2021

    Review all public and agency comments and feedback on the preliminary preferred design

  • Summer 2021

    Confirm/refine the preferred design

    Additional consultation with technical agencies and stakeholder groups, as required

  • Fall 2021

    Prepare draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) 

  • Late 2021/Early Winter 2022

    File ESR for public review

If you require an alternative format or need accessibility-related accommodation, please call the Halton Region Project Manager Jessica Dorgo at 905-825-6000, ext. 7556, TTY 905-827-9833, or email SteelesMCEA@halton.ca.

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