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Design Project

Yonge St, Huronia Rd & McKay Rd E Transportation Improvements

The City of Barrie Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan (MMATMP) identified Yonge Street, Huronia Road and McKay Road East as key transportation corridors and recommended several transportation improvements to accommodate the growth of Barrie to 2031.

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

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).

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, Mapleview Drive to Lockhart Road (approx. 1.4 km)
  • Huronia Road, Lockhart Road to McKay Road East (approx. 2.1 km)
  • McKay Road East, Highway 400 to Huronia Road (approx. 2.1 km)

Contract administration, construction inspection, commissioning and warranty administration for these projects are provisional items.

Project Features

Yonge Street, Mapleview Drive East to Lockhart Road

The preferred design alternative for Yonge Street includes the following:

  • 4 lanes,
  • a 4.2m median (raised or painted, depending on adjacent landuse),
  • 2m bike lanes,
  • 2m sidewalks and LID features
  • Local watermain services
  • Linear LID considerations, as appropriate
  • Local sanitary services
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic signals

Huronia Road, Lockhart Road to McKay Road East

The preferred design alternative for Huronia Road includes the following:

  • Two 3.5 m vehicle lanes
  • 1.2 m– 4.2 m raised median, painted median, or two-way left turn lane (TWLTL)
  • 1.5 m on-road bicycle lanes plus 0.5 m buffer on both sides of roadway
  • 2 m wide sidewalks on both sides of roadway
  • Local watermain services
  • Linear LID considerations, as appropriate
  • Three major water crossings
  • New trunk sanitary sewers (450mm & 750mm)
  • Local sanitary services
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic Signals

McKay Road East, Highway 400 to Huronia Road

The preferred design alternative for McKay Road East includes the following:

  • Four 3.5 m vehicle lanes
  • a 1.2 m- 4.2 m raised median, painted median, or two-way left turn lane (TWLTL)
  • 1.5 m on-road bicycle lanes plus 0.5 m buffer on both sides of roadway
  • 2 m wide sidewalks on both sides of roadway
  • 2.9 m boulevards
  • LID SWM features
  • Local watermain services
  • New trunk sanitary sewer (600 mm)
  • Local sanitary services
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic Signals

Schedule

Detailed Design commenced in October 2017. Public Consultation is scheduled for April 2018, with Anticipated Design Completion Summer 2018.

Yonge St Huronia Rd McKay Rd E
Design 2017/2018 2017/2018 2017/2018
Property Acquisition 2018 2018 2018
Utilities 2019 2019 2019
Construction

2020: Mapleview Dr E to 740m South

2025: 740m South of Mapleview Dr E to Lockhart Rd

2020/2021 2020/2021

 

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