Bryne / Harvie / Essa Transportation Improvements EA

EA Study

Initiated and completed in 2017. the Bryne / Harvie / Essa Transportation Improvements Municipal Class EA addresses transportation improvements for Bryne Drive, Harvie Road and Essa Road to determine the most appropriate design for future reconstruction projects, as recommended in the Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan.

The Notice of Study Commencement was published in June 2017. The Notice of Completion was published in October 2017 for the 30-day public review period commencing October 12, 2017.

Consultant: Hatch Corporation. 

Study Level: Municipal Class EA Schedule C

Purpose: To evaluate design alternatives and identify the preferred design alternative for transportation improvements on Bryne Drive, Harvie Road and Essa Road.

Scope: City of Barrie considered a number of design alternatives associated with implementing transportation improvements. The impact of the transportation improvements on the physical, natural, social, cultural and economic environments was also considered during the study.

Key Considerations: Impacts on property, driveway and trees within the study area.

Public Information Centre: A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on Thursday June 22, 2017, at the Holly Community Centre in the Multi-Purpose Room, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to allow the public to review and provide comments on the proposed alternative design concepts. Comments received from the PIC were considered in the development of the preferred design alternative. Related documents:

  1. PIC No. 1 Presentation Boards
  2. Bryne Dr Alternative Designs
  3. Harvie Rd Alternative Designs
  4. Essa Rd Alternative Designs
  5. Harvie - BBP Highway 400 Crossing Detail
  6. Harvie - BBP Highway 400 Crossing Bryne Dr to Bayview Dr