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Road Design Project, EN1261

Yonge Street
Transportation Improvements

Mapleview Drive to Lockhart Road​​

The City of Barrie Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan identified Yonge Street as a key transportation corridor and recommended several transportation improvements to accommodate the growth of Barrie to 2031.

Transportation improvements include reconstruction and widening of Yonge Street to 5 lanes, a cycle-track and a sidewalk, between Mapleview Drive and Lockhart Road.

The purpose of this project is to implement the preferred servicing solution as recommended by the Municipal Class EA process. See background.

The City of Barrie has retained Ainley & Associates for the provision of engineering services for the preliminary and detailed design of the preferred alternative design solution for Yonge Street between Mapleview Drive East and Lockhart Road (approx. 1.4 km) Contract administration, construction inspection, commissioning and warranty administration for these projects are provisional items.

Project Features

The preferred design alternative for Yonge Street includes the following:

  • Reconstruction and widening of the roadway to 5 lanes, 4 through lanes, (2 per direction), and a 4.2m median (raised or painted, depending on adjacent land use); 
  • 3.0 m Multi-Use Pathway on west side;
  • 2.0 m sidewalk on the east side;
  • Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater management features;
  • Implementation of watermain and sanitary sewer;
  • Elimination of roadside ditches and the additional of curbs and sidewalk;
  • Construction of a new storm sewer system;
  • Street lighting; and
  • Provision of Traffic signals at future intersections and improvements to the traffic signal at Lockhart Rd.

Yonge Street Typical Cross Section

The following figure shows the typical design cross-section for the new Yonge Street Right-of-Way (ROW). 



Finalize Design2025
​Property Acquisition2025
Utilities 2026
Construction Start ​2027


Environmental Assessment (EA) Study

Phases 3 & 4 of the Municipal Class EA process were completed for the study area in consideration of the physical, natural, cultural/heritage, social and economic environments. The proposed design alternatives were evaluated in consideration of these criteria. Subsequent to this analysis and the agency and public input provided, the preferred design alternatives were chosen.

The corresponding Environmental Study Report can be found under Completed Environmental Assessment Studies (Hewitt Secondary Plan Area Transportation Improvements).

Public Information Centre

A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on November 14, 2018 to present the proposed improvements and seek community feedback. The PIC was an informal drop-in session where participants were able to review information presented, ask questions of City staff and the design team, and provide feedback to help guide the finalization of the design.
Please see the following links for details on the PIC:

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