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City launches transportation study of Highway 15 and area
September 9, 2015 –
The City of Kingston is launching a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to review the transportation needs of:
- Highway 15 from the 401 to Highway 2, and
- Highway 2 from the La Salle Causeway to Princess Mary Avenue
The Highway 15 Class EA will consider the current and future transportation needs of pedestrians, cyclists, Kingston Transit and vehicles in light of the recent and expected growth in this area.
"The east-end has grown significantly over the past decade and this area has been identified as requiring work to accommodate increased traffic," says Mark Van Buren, director of engineering.
The Class EA is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016 and residents will be asked for their input at several points in the process. Stay up-to-date on this project and find out about upcoming input opportunities at www.CityofKingston.ca/Highway15.
The City has contracted HDR consultants to assist with the Class EA. Over the next few months City staff and HDR will consult with the public to:
- Evaluate alternative solutions and design concepts to improve traffic flow.
- Assess the possible environmental effects of implementing various solutions and identify possible ways to mitigate any adverse impacts
- Recommend a preferred alternative
- Prepare a required Environmental Study Report to be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for approval.
About the City of Kingston
The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.
Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.
Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.