About the study
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.
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).
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.
- 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
Review all public and agency comments and feedback on the preliminary preferred design
Confirm/refine the preferred design
Additional consultation with technical agencies and stakeholder groups, as required
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.