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PUBLIC NOTICENotice of Completion: A Preferred Design Alternative has been completed for Bayview Drive and Big Bay Point Road improvements
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Re: Preferred Design Alternative for Bayview Drive (Little Avenue to Big Bay Point Road) and Big Bay Point Road (Bayview Drive to Huronia Road)

NOTICE OF COMPLETION

The Corporation of the City of Barrie has completed a Class Environmental Assessment to determine the Preferred Design Alternative Bayview Drive (Little Avenue to Big Bay Point Road) and Big Bay Point Road (Huronia Road to Bayview Drive) Transportation Improvements. A hybrid of the Design Alternatives presented at the Public Information Center was selected as the Preferred Design Alternative in order to minimize impacts on property, driveways and natural environment

Design Highlights

Improvements on Bayview Drive from Little Avenue to Big Bay Point Road include:

  • two (2) vehicle lanes
  • continuous two way left turning lane
  • bike lanes on both sides of the street
  • sidewalk on the west side of the street
  • right and left turning lanes
  • daylighting triangles

Improvements on Big Bay Point Road from Bayview Drive to Huronia Road include:

  • four (4) vehicle lanes
  • continuous two way left turning lane
  • buffered bike lanes on both sides of the street
  • sidewalk on the south side of the street
  • right and left turning lanes
  • daylighting triangles

Full Design Details

Property acquisition required to implement the Preferred Design Alternative is identified in the Final Environmental Study Report (ESR) and will be subject to available funding through the capital planning process.

The above project has been completed in accordance with Schedule “C” of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011).  Public comments have been considered in the development of the Preferred Design Alternative. The City of Barrie intends to proceed with the design phase of this project subject to the successful completion of the Class EA process comments received as a result of this Notice and available funding.

The details of the Preferred Design Alternative are contained in the ESR and are available at the following locations during business hours:

  • ​Clerk's Office - City Hall, 1st Floor, 70 Collier Street
  • Engineering - City Hall, 6th Floor, 70 Collier Street
  • Information Desk - Barrie Public Library, 60 Worsley Street
  • Information Desk - Barrie Public Library, 48 Dean Avenue

Next Steps

If concerns are raised, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the Corporation of the City of Barrie, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change may be requested to make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses Individual Environmental Assessments. 

Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister at the address below within thirty (30) calendar days of this Notice.  If there are no requests received by February 28, 2017, Engineering intends to proceed with the design phase of this project to implement the Preferred Design Alternative.

Requests should be directed to: 

The Honourable Glen Murray

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Ferguson Block 11th Floor

77 Wellesley Street West

Toronto, ON, M7A 2T5

A copy of the Part II Order request must also be sent to the attention of: 


Mr. Lloyd Spooner, C.E.T.

Senior Water Technologist

City of Barrie

70 Collier Street, 6th Floor

Barrie, Ontari​o L4M 4T5

Tel: (705) 739-4220 x 4491

Email: lloyd.spooner@barrie.ca


​This Notice issued January 26th and January 28th, 2017.

Dawn McAlpine                                     Richard Forward, MBA, M.Sc., P.Eng

City Clerk                                              Manager, Infrastructure & Growth Management


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