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  • Change to Recommended Alternative for Island Park Drive Interchange
    held on June 29 2005 regarding the Island Park Drive Interchange and the Public Involvement Centres held in Ottawa during the period of June 20 22 2005 At the June 29 2005 public meeting the Ministry made a commitment to reassess the recommended alternative for the Island Park Drive interchange relocation of the ramp to the west side of Island Park Drive Based on a further consideration of input received from the City of Ottawa stakeholder groups and the public the recommended alternative for the Island Park Drive interchange will be to retain the existing interchange The recommended alternative presented at PIC 3 and the public meeting will be revised accordingly and will be documented in the Transportation Environmental Study Report TESR for the study Throughout the planning study MTO has sought to achieve the appropriate balance between the opportunity to improve safety and minimize community impacts The evaluation of alternatives considered a long list of criteria each of which was weighted by the project team At the time of the evaluation of alternatives the do nothing option ranked only very slightly behind the recommended option and ranked second from among 6 options evaluated indicating that potential benefits and adverse

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  • Notice of Public Meeting: Island Park Drive Interchange
    opportunities to optimize the use of the existing facility while providing for the efficient movement of people and goods and reducing gridlock The Recommended Plan includes significant modifications to the Island Park Drive interchange Implementation of the recommended plan would result in Provision of a deceleration lane for vehicles exiting at Island Park Grading out and landscaping of the existing ramp Relocation of the existing ramp to the west side of Island Park A roundabout at the end of the relocated ramp Access via roundabout to Merivale Road Impacts to the existing wooded area Relocation and reinstatement of existing recreational path Landscaping of the interchange A public meeting for the study focussing on proposed modifications to the Island Park Drive interchange has been scheduled for Wednesday June 29 2005 Travelodge Hotel 1376 Carling Avenue 7 00 to 9 30 pm Presentation 7 00 to 8 00 Open House 8 00 to 9 30 The purpose of the meeting is to present the recommended alternative along with relevant background information and to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the recommended alternative This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group B projects under the class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities 2000 with the opportunity for public input throughout Upon completion of the study a Transportation Environmental Study Report will be available for public review and comment A notice of submission will be published at that time Comments With the exception of personal information all comments received will become part of the public record We are interested in receiving your comments or concerns regarding this project Please feel free to contact either of the individuals listed below if you would like to discuss any issue related to this study Mr Brian Ruck P Eng

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  • Public Information Centre #3 - Notice
    Street Island Park Drive new ramp to Merivale Road with roundabout St Laurent Boulevard Bronson Avenue Eastbound The Queensway study is intended to evaluate opportunities to optimize the use of the existing facility while providing for the efficient movement of people and goods and reducing gridlock Study Area Highway 417 Ottawa Queensway Preliminary Design Study and Environmental Assessment from Highway 416 easterly to Anderson Road MTO G W P 663 93 00 This project is following the approved environmental planning process for Group B projects under the class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities 2000 with the opportunity for public input throughout Three rounds of Public Involvement Centres PICs are planned at key points in the study to provide the public with information regarding the study and to receive public input The PICs will be a drop in format with representatives of the MTO and TSH in attendance to answer questions about the study The first round of PICs was held in January 2003 and the second round was held in June 2004 The third round of PICs will provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the following Recommended Plan based on comments received at and following the second round of PIC s Mitigation Measures and Advanced Traffic Management Systems ATMS The third and final round of PICs are scheduled for Monday June 20 2005 Nepean Sportsplex Halls C D 1701 Woodroffe Avenue Nepean 4 00 to 8 00 PM Tuesday June 21 2005 Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa 4 00 to 8 00 PM Wednesday June 22 2005 Capones Rochester Room 831 Industrial Avenue Ottawa 4 00 to 8 00 PM Upon completion of the study a Transportation Environmental Study Report will be available for public review and comment A notice of

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  • City of Ottawa - TTC Presentation
    be accommodated in the future PIC 2 Schedule and Locations Monday June 21 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Civic Centre Salon A 1015 Bank St Tuesday June 22 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Nepean Sportsplex Hall A 1701 Woodroffe Ave Wednesday June 23 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Pineview Golf Club 1471 Blair Road Background Information Study Context Study is being undertaken in accordance with Basic principles of Draft Strategic Transportation Directions for Eastern Ontario MTO Guidelines and Policies for major transportation planning projects City of Ottawa 2003 OP and TMP Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities Class B Undertaking Other Project Elements In addition to roadway modifications the following measures were also considered Transportation Demand Management Carpool lots carried forward Advanced Traffic Management System is being considered throughout from Anderson Road to Highway 7 and afford opportunities to optimize flows improve safety and reduce delays Incident detection queue end warning and other measures carried forward High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes HOV Theoretical demand exists but corridor restrictions prevents their safe introduction not carried forward Public Consultation Ongoing public consultation is valuable and welcome Study Commencement Notice in July 2002 was placed in daily and local newspapers posters in selected libraries letters to agencies and 58 Community Associations First round of Public Involvement Centres January 2003 Input to the Project Team is achieved through Municipal Technical Advisory Committee MTAC Public Advisory Committee PAC Agency and Public Mailing Lists Three rounds of Public Involvement Centres three sessions per round Project website Increases in predicted overall travel demand were caused by Change in modelling process Use of 1996 travel survey instead of 1986 survey Adjustments to work trips to account for increased labour force participation between 1995 and 2021 Adjustments to account for commercial activity trips not captured in survey and heavy truck counts Higher community to community trip making in 2003 TMP Decrease in predicted overall travel demand was caused by Change in overall transit target from 20 to 30 Evaluation Process Evaluation of Alternatives was carried out by a multi disciplinary team comprised of experts from MTO City of Ottawa NCC Emergency Services and the Consultant A sensitivity analysis of the results was undertaken to test the rigour of the conclusions using both team weights and weights submitted from members of the Public Advisory Committee Evaluation Factors The evaluation included a broad range of evaluation factors in the following categories Traffic and Transportation Natural Environment Social and Cultural Environment Land Use and Property Cost Air Quality Overview of Work Plan and Preliminary Results Highway 417 Improvements Elements of Study General Approach Establish baseline air quality conditions Develop traffic roadway design scenarios Run emission models tailpipe and roadway Run dispersion model to predict local impact Select ambient air quality criteria Assess compliance change Recommend mitigation measures What is a Model A model provides a fundamental link between emissions and air quality changes by simulating transport dispersion transformation and deposition mechanisms Emission Source Dispersion Modelling Ambient

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  • Presentations: Public Advisory Committee Meeting #4
    widening will reduce the frequency of recurring congestion and improve safety This widening will require modification to most interchange ramps to accommodate the additional lanes To accommodate the widening a minor amount of property and one home on the south side of the Queensway west of Nicholas Street will be required Queensway Interchanges TPA Free flow ramps at intersections During the preliminary design phase we will review each location where free flow ramps exist with the City and MTO to determine whether removal of the free flow conditions can should be accomplished Top of page PIC 2 Schedule and Locations Monday June 21 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Civic Centre Salon A 1015 Bank St Tuesday June 22 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Nepean Sportsplex Hall A 1701 Woodroffe Ave Wednesday June 23 2004 4 00 to 8 00 pm Pineview Golf Club 1471 Blair Road Top of page Background Information Study Context Study is being undertaken in accordance with Basic principles of Draft Strategic Transportation Directions for Eastern Ontario MTO Guidelines and Policies for major transportation planning projects City of Ottawa 2003 OP and TMP Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities Class B Undertaking Other Project Elements In addition to roadway modifications the following measures were also considered Transportation Demand Management Carpool lots carried forward Advanced Traffic Management System is being considered throughout from Anderson Road to Highway 7 and afford opportunities to optimize flows improve safety and reduce delays Incident detection queue end warning and other measures carried forward High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes HOV Theoretical demand exists but corridor restrictions prevents their safe introduction not carried forward Increases in predicted overall travel demand were caused by Change in modelling process Use of 1996 travel survey instead of 1986 survey Adjustments to work trips to account for increased labour force participation between 1995 and 2021 Adjustments to account for commercial activity trips not captured in survey and heavy truck counts Higher community to community trip making in 2003 TMP Decrease in predicted overall travel demand was caused by Change in overall transit target from 20 to 30 Evaluation Process Evaluation of Alternatives was carried out by a multi disciplinary team comprised of experts from MTO City of Ottawa NCC Emergency Services and the Consultant A sensitivity analysis of the results was undertaken to test the rigour of the conclusions using both team weights and weights submitted from members of the Public Advisory Committee Evaluation Factors The evaluation included a broad range of evaluation factors in the following categories Traffic and Transportation Natural Environment Social and Cultural Environment Land Use and Property Cost Top of page Air Quality Overview of Work Plan and Preliminary Results Highway 417 Improvements Elements of Study General Approach Establish baseline air quality conditions Develop traffic roadway design scenarios Run emission models tailpipe and roadway Run dispersion model to predict local impact Select ambient air quality criteria Assess compliance change Recommend mitigation measures What is a Model A model provides a

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  • Presentations: Public Advisory Committee Meeting #3
    activity trips not captured in survey and heavy truck counts higher community to community trip making in 2003 TMP Decrease in demand caused by Change in overall transit target from 20 to 30 Results No existing screenline capacity deficiencies A capacity deficiency equivalent to 1 lane per direction will exist on Highway 417 from Highway 416 to Innes Road by 2021 Adding capacity to Highway 417 attracts trips from City streets Minor benefit to Highway 417 from OTC and or Interprovincial bridges Overall network benefits more significant than Highway 417 benefits Despite implementation of all transportation upgrades contained in the 2003 TMP including realization of transit mode share targets there is still a need to consider improvements to the Queensway INTEGRATION Corridor Performance Results a m Peak Period Averages Time Period 2001 Speed km h 2011 Speed km h 2021 Speed km h 2001 Stops 2011 Stops 2021 Stops 06 00 07 00 105 6 106 2 104 9 4 5 4 2 4 6 07 00 08 00 81 7 78 3 72 6 8 3 8 5 9 0 08 00 09 00 64 4 60 4 57 4 10 5 10 2 10 8 p m Peak Period Averages Time Period 2001 Speed km h 2011 Speed km h 2021 Speed km h 2001 Stops 2011 Stops 2021 Stops 15 00 16 00 80 7 63 4 58 4 10 3 12 2 13 4 16 00 17 00 68 0 41 8 35 9 11 4 14 7 16 2 17 00 18 00 59 2 30 7 27 4 12 2 16 4 17 7 Basic Lane Needs Eastbound 2011 3 lanes from 416 to Pinecrest 4 lanes from Pinecrest to Kent 3 lanes from Kent to Metcalfe 4 lanes from Metcalfe to 174 3 lanes from 174 to Walkley 2021 4 lanes from 416 to 174 excluding Kent to Metcalfe 3 lanes 3 lanes from 174 to east limits Basic Lane Needs Westbound 2011 3 lanes from Hunt Club Interchange to 174 4 lanes from 174 to Pinecrest 3 lanes Pinecrest to 416 2021 4 lanes extended to Richmond Auxiliary Lanes In addition to the basic lanes auxiliary lanes will be required at various locations to improve operations hence there may be greater than 4 lanes direction in some areas between interchanges Note Auxiliary lanes connect ramps between adjacent interchanges and are used particularly where interchanges are spaced close to each other These lanes are not continuous throughout the study area Summary The update of the traffic report did not significantly change future traffic forecasts for the Queensway Despite overall transit targets being achieved and all upgrades to transportation facilities described in the 2003 TMP being implemented capacity deficiencies on the Queensway will still be realized resulting in increased congestion mobility and safety concerns High Occupancy Vehicle Study HOV Results Although a demand for HOV lanes can be demonstrated operational and safety concerns associated with the Queensway corridor within the study limits eliminated HOV

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  • Public Involvement Centre #2 - Summary Report
    Inc Frank Ryan Park Community Association Foster Farm Community Association Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa Carleton Fairlea Community Association Faircrest Heights Community Association Dow s Lake Residents Association Dalhousie Community Association Copeland Park Community Alliance Coalition of Inner City Community Associations Old Ottawa South Community Association New Edinburgh Community Alliance Neighbourhood Alert McNabb Neighbourhood Improvement Bunch McNib Manor Park Community Association Lowertown Community Association Lindenlea Community Association King Edward Avenue Task Force Roseberry Avenue Residents Committee Inc Riverside Park Community Recreation Association Riverview Park Community Association Ridgement Community Association Quinterra Riverwood Community Association Queensway Terrace North Community Association Ottawa Uplands Limited Ottawa East Community Association Citizens for Safe Cycling Woodroffe North Community Association West Wellington Community Association Woodpark Community Association Whitehaven Community Association Westboro Community Association Westboro Beach Community Association Inc Uplands on the Rideau Association St Laurent Community Association South Key Greenboro Community Association In summary the notification of PIC No 2 was communicated to the general public and all identified community interest groups and federal provincial and municipal agencies Top of page 3 0 Presentation Material To view the exhibits presented at Public Involvement Centre No 2 which are provided in Appendix C go to Get Involved Public Involvement Centre 2 Top of page 4 0 Public Comments The total number of people who signed the register and the number of comment sheets that were received during the second round of PICs are summarized as follows Registered Persons Comment Sheets Received June 21 2004 178 81 June 22 2004 109 40 June 23 2004 79 25 Total 366 146 In addition approximately fifty three 53 e mails letters faxes or telephone calls were received by July 28 2004 within the four week period following the PICs The public comments documented on the comment sheets are summarized in Table 2 A summary of the comments received and the responses provided can be found in Appendix D of this report Table 2 Summary of Public Comments June 21 2004 Description of Comment Number of Comments Focus should be on public transit not roadway widening 29 Comments related to a specific ramp 24 Opposed to the widening of the Queensway 11 Comments related to a specific location 10 Request for more larger sound barriers on the Queensway 9 Concerns regarding increased vibration noise levels on homes in close proximity to the Queensway 8 Concerns regarding air pollution compliance with Kyoto Accord 8 Concerns related to the loss of green space and mature trees 5 Supports the Technically Preferred Plan 4 Concerns related to the pedestrian crossings safety 4 Satisfied with information presented and or discussion with Project Team at PIC 4 Public transit should be implemented as part of the Queensway study 3 Comments related to transit mode share displays presented at the PIC 3 Concerns regarding an increase in traffic 3 Concerns about property impacts including devaluation or expropriation 3 Comments related to Ring Road 3 Request for information 2 Request for traffic calming measures in specific residential areas

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  • Public Involvement Centre #2 - Display Boards
    8 Purpose of the PIC 2 The purpose of this PIC is to Briefly recap the information from the first series of PICs including Study Area Need and Justification Transportation problems and opportunities Issues and Constraints Assessment and Evaluation of alternatives to the Undertaking Selection of the preferred alternative to the Undertaking Present an updated analysis of existing conditions shown at the last series of PICs including Updated traffic analysis Environmental inventories and Corridor analysis Present the evaluation methodology and the factors criteria used for comparing the alternatives Present the plans of mainline and interchange alternatives and identify the Technically Preferred alternative TPA at each location resulting from the evaluation Present the Technically Preferred alternative s and Obtain public input Top of page 9 Environmental Assessment Process the study is following an approved planning process according to the requirements of the class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities 2000 for a Group B project Opportunities for public input are being provided throughout the process A total of 3 rounds of Public Involvement Centres PICs will be held Public notices with contact names and phone numbers will be published in the local newspapers and notices will be delivered to the project mailing list and posted at strategic locations along the corridor Upon completion of the study a Transportation Environmental Study Report TESR will be prepared and filed for a 30 day public review period A notice will be published in local newspapers indicating the submission of the TESR and will identify location s where the document can be viewed At any time during the study up to the end of the public review period anyone may request that the Minister of the Environment bump up or make a Part II Order for this project if they feel that environmental concerns remain unresolved the Minister may require that an individual environmental assessment be conducted for this study the decision rests with the Minister of the Environment the study is scheduled for completion in the winter of 2005 You are encouraged to contact the consultant TSH or MTO Project Team if you have any questions or concerns about this study Top of page 10 Study Team Organization Project Management Team David Lindensmith Senior Project Engineer MTO Phil Pawliuk Area Engineer Planning and Design MTO Dave McAvoy Environmental Planner Environmental Unit MTO Brian Ruck Project Manager Study Consultant TSH Municipal Technical Advisory Committee MTAC City of Ottawa OC Transpo Emergency and Protective Services National Capital Commision Ontario Provincial Police Technical Advisory Committee TAC MTO Representatives TSH Representatives Public Advisory Committee PAC Action Sandy Hill alt a Vista Community Association Carlington Community Association Centretown Citizens Community Association Citizens for Healthy Communities City Centre Coalition Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association Dalhousie Community Association Dow s Lake Residents Association Glabar Park Community Alliance Hintonburg Community Association Island Park Community Association Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association Kriska Holdings Ltd McNabb Community Improvement Bunch Ontario trucking Association Ottawa Cycling Advisory Committee Ottawa East Community Association Qualicum Graham Park Community Group Roseberry Avenue Residents Committee Inc Tibbs Transport Inc Transport 2000 Transportation Advisory Committee West Wellington Community Association Top of page 11 Study Milestones Milestones Completion Project Initiation Fall 2002 Alternative Development Phase Fall 2002 Public Information Centre 1 Winter 2003 Continuation of Alternative Development Phase Selection of Technically Preferred Alternative Spring 2004 Public Information Centre 2 Spring 2004 Preliminary Design of Recommended Alternative Fall 2004 Public Information Centre 3 Fall 2004 Completion of Preliminary Design Winter 2005 Transportation Environmental Study Report TESR Submitted for 30 day Public Review Winter 2005 Environmental Clearance Spring 2006 Project Completion Spring 2006 Gantt Chart PDF 213 KB Top of page 12 Traffic Analysis Updated Results The traffic Report was updated from what was presented at the first round of Public Involvement Centres in January 2003 in order to capture changes in transportation modelling and assumptions that are contained in the City of Ottawa s June 2003 transportation Master Plan TMP As such the Final traffic Report reflects the same approach taken in the TMP The following conclusions can be drawn from the Final traffic Report and TMP A capacity deficiency equivalent to 1 lane per direction will exist on Hwy 417 from Hwy 416 to Innes Road by 2021 Adding capacity to Hwy 417 attracts trips from City streets Minor benefit to Hwy 417 from Outer Transportation Corridor Ring Road and or new Interprovincial bridges Overall network benefits more significant than Hwy 417 benefits the implementation of all transportation upgrades contained in the 2003 TMP including realization of the 30 overall transit mode share target does not eliminate he need to consider improvements to the Queensway the 2003 TMP identifies the need for a new undefined East West facility if no capacity enhancements to the Queensway are undertaken between Highway 416 and OR 174 the Split the addition of capacity to the Queensway will defer this need Top of page 13 Alternatives to the Undertaking The following alternatives to the Undertaking were considered as reasonable alternatives that could reasonably address the identified problems and short term to longer term transportation service needs for Highway 417 within the project limits Do Nothing Alternative Mode Transit Transportation Demand Management Measures Improve Existing Highway Major Widening and Interchange Improvements Improve Existing Highway Strategic Widening and Interchange Improvements Improve Existing Highway Major Widening to Add High Occupancy Vehicle HOV Lane Improve Existing Highway Strategic Widening to Add High Occupancy Vehicle HOV Lane The assessment and evaluation results including the recommended alternatives to the Undertaking are presented in the following section Top of page 14 Summary of Assessment and Evaluation of alternatives to the Undertaking This PIC Display board illustrated the alternatives in a large chart See Table PIC 1 Evaluation of alternatives to the Undertaking Top of page 15 Evaluation Methodology Two evaluation methods are proposed to evaluate the alternative Methods to the Undertaking as described below the Weighted Additive Multi Attribute Trade off Method is an analytical approach that measures scores based on mathematical relationships the weighted evaluation

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