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Road Design Project

Bryne Drive New Road

This project is split into a North segment (Harvie Road to Essa Road) and a South segment (Harvie Road to Caplan Avenue). This roadway supports the new Harvie Road / Big Bay Point Road Highway 400 Crossing and will improve traffic flow across the south end of Barrie.

The scope of this project includes planning for the construction of the unopened portion of Bryne Drive South between Harvie Road and Caplan Avenue, and construction of the unopened portion of Bryne Drive North between Harvie Road and Essa Road.

Project Updates

May 2020:

  • Design at 90% completion
  • Anticipated Tender Ready Package – Q3 2020

Project Features

  • Completed Environmental Assessment and report completed prior to detailed design commencement;
  • Completed Stage 1 and Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment, as part of the greater Harvie Road/Highway 400 Crossing area improvements;
  • Design for improved traffic flow parallel to Highway 400 with minimal environmental impacts;
  • Construction of a new 5-lane roadway, complete with on-road buffered bike lanes and sidewalks;
  • Construction of a new sanitary sewer;
  • Construction of a new watermain; and
  • New stormwater management ponds.

Bryne Drive Typical Design and Structure

The following figure shows the typical design cross-section for the new Bryne Drive Right-of-Way (ROW).  Multi-modal and active transportation elements are incorporated to support alternative travel options.


Bryne Drive (South): Harvie to Caplan
Bryne Drive (North): Harvie to Essa  

Related Documents

Environmental Study Report Harvie Road, Essa Road and Bryne Drive

Transportation Master Plan (June 2019)

Highway 400 Transportation and Environmental Study Report (TESR)


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