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  • Public Involvement Centre #1 - Display Boards
    of the growth is projected to occur on 400 series highways Almost all of the urban section of the Queensway is expected to experience congestion by 2026 Top of page 14 Strategic Transportation Direction General Conclusions Improved transportation infrastructure will be required to accommodate growth and to support continued economic growth Need to focus on preservation and maintenance of provincial highway system with selective expansion in strategic corridors Innovative technologies like Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS provide opportunities to improve efficiency and safety Road and rail facilities could be better integrated to support the increasing inter modal international movement of goods Greater emphasis could be placed on managing demand using the existing infrastructure through Travel Demand Management tdM modal shifts from auto to public transit and truck to rail and land use transportation system integration Top of page 15 Potential Ring Road Also known as Outer Transportation Corridor OTC The Queensway study found that a ring road alone would not sufficiently reduce congestion on the Queensway and widening and operation improvements to the existing corridor are needed as well Transportation Demand Modelling shows that the Outer Transportation Corridor OTC has relatively little benefit to the Queensway a reduction of 200 vehicles in the peak hour The OTC has more significant impact on the performance of the system than on Highway 417 specifically Peak hour benefits of OTC to Highway 417 are not significant However an east west transportation corridor could have other benefits to the transportation network in the Ottawa area including Improved inter regional goods movement Improved east west mobility in central and southern parts of Ottawa and Improved access to Ottawa International Airport Top of page 16 Travel Demand Forecasting A Travel Demand Forecasting Model was used to develop estimates of future traffic volumes on major roads throughout the City of Ottawa The model is a computer program that performs the following functions Estimates the p m peak hour demand for car travel based on the expected population and employment at a traffic zone level accounting for the expected level of transit use and average vehicle occupancy and Assigns each origin to destination car trip to the road network so as to minimize travel time The model was developed based on the City of Ottawa s 1997 Transportation Master Plan Population and employment projections were updated in 2002 using data from the City of Ottawa Official Plan Review Travel demand forecasts were produced for 2001 for calibration 2011 and 2021 and for several different road network and transit use scenarios Travel demand forecasts were used To identify strategic level capacity needs key locations along the Queensway corridor and screenlines As input for operational analysis and simulation of the Queensway corridor and To test the impacts of increased transit use and alternative area road network improvements on the need for additional Queensway capacity Key Results Analysis indicates need for additional lanes in the Queensway corridor as follows Now Pinecrest Road to Carling Avenue Parkdale Avenue to Bronson Avenue Nicholas Street to Innes Road Within 10 years Highway 416 to Innes Road Within 20 years Highway 416 to Anderson Road Additional capacity on the Queensway will result in minor improvements to congestion during peak hours as traffic from City streets diverts to the highway However there will be significant benefits to overall travel throughout the road network Construction of a new parallel highway facility Outer Transportation Corridor results in only minor benefit to the Queensway operations Without improvements to the Queensway transit use would have to increase well beyond the current City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan targets to satisfy the projected travel demands Representative transit mode share data is provided on the following panel Representative Transit Data The following table summarizes existing and projected transit usage within the study area as well as the transit usage which would be required to eliminate the need for improvements to the Queensway of Person Trips Using Transit Section of The Queensway Corridor Highway 416 Woodroffe Avenue Rochester Street Rideau River Existing 16 18 30 35 Ottawa Transportation Master Plan Target 2021 25 25 30 40 Required to Meet Travel Demand 2021 38 42 48 59 Increase in Transit Trips Required to Meet Travel Demand 2021 1 385 2 610 2 310 2 660 Transit Usage Required to Eliminate Need to Widen Queensway Highway 416 Screenline Total Person Trips 2001 Total Person Trips 2021 Top of page Woodroffe Avenue Screenline Total Person Trips 2001 Total Person Trips 2021 Top of page Rochester Street Screenline Total Person Trips 2001 Total Person Trips 2021 Top of page Rideau River Screenline Total Person Trips 2001 Total Person Trips 2021 Top of page 17 Traffic Operations Analysis Two methods were used to identify deficiencies within the existing Queensway corridor Standard traffic operations analysis Examines operation of each highway section on ramp off ramp and ramp terminal intersection separately Industry standard Highway Capacity Manual methodology a m and p m peak hour analyses 2001 2011 and 2021 horizon years Traffic simulation using the INTEGRATION Model Simulates operations of entire Highway 417 corridor highway and on off ramps Traces individual vehicle movements from origin to destination through the corridor Industry leading analysis tool developed in partnership with Queen s University and MTO Model coded and calibrated to reflect existing 2001 traffic operations a m and p m peak period simulations 3 hours each 2001 2011 and 2021 horizon years All analysis was based on the existing Highway 417 configuration except the Hunt Club Road interchange was added for the 2021 horizon year The identified deficiencies are summarized on the Corridor Analysis Plan Top of page 18 Environmental Inventories Completed Work The following environmental inventories were undertaken to document existing conditions within the study area The specialist reports are available at the resource table The results of the environmental inventory work will be used in the prediction of impacts of alternatives Existing Noise Levels Report quantifies existing noise originating from current highway traffic Stage 1 Archeology Stage I Report summarizes archaeological

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/417ea/pic1/index.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 7 Roundabouts
    7 Perth Road 118 and Oxford Road 119 Why roundabouts for this area Highway 7 exhibits a considerable increase in traffic during the summer months Traffic volumes at both intersections showed a need to provide a better form of control rather than two way stops Roundabouts have fewer potential conflict points where collisions can occur than signalized intersections Reducing these conflict points reduces the severity of collisions keeps traffic moving continuously and reduces noise air pollutants and fuel consumption The roundabouts were designed to accommodate large trucks farm equipment cyclists and pedestrians The project is currently under construction and is expected to be complete by Fall 2013 To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the main roundabout page To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the roundabout home page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative Vehicles Electric Vehicles Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle Personalized Plates Replacing Plates and Stickers Trucks and Buses Manuals and Guidelines Information

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy7.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 26 Roundabouts
    vehicles to pass through it All approaches have a posted speed of 50 km h and speeds are further reduced on entry to the roundabout providing a safer low speed intersection alternative Sidewalks run along all sides of the roundabout with splitter islands providing a refuge for pedestrians allowing them to cross one direction of traffic at a time Why a roundabout for this area During design various improvement alternatives for the intersection were reviewed including much needed geometric improvements along with the needs of a large number of commercial vehicles that pass through the intersection daily Signalization of a redesigned intersection was also considered however a heavy left turn movement property restrictions railway structure and sightlines were all contributing factors in favour of a roundabout Based on the analysis of the alternatives the roundabout was chosen as the preferred alternative for the following reasons Improved traffic operations due to the heavy left turn movement of Highway 17 reduced delay for all approaches and provide efficient connectivity between the highway corridor and downtown Mattawa Enhanced safety by reducing the potential collision severity providing speed reduction and control reducing frequency of stopping reducing traffic queuing Environmentally advantageous due to reduced air and noise pollution To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the roundabout home page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy17.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 26 Roundabouts
    Side Road roundabouts The posted speed is reduced gradually to 50 km h on the approaches to these roundabouts Pilot project details The three roundabouts will use a new use a new signed pedestrian crossing that requires drivers to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk or waiting to enter These are the first use of this new crossing type in Ontario and they will be monitored for effectiveness Why were roundabouts chosen for this area Value Engineering and Human Factors Studies were undertaken by the ministry in 2006 that resulted in the recommendation of roundabouts to deal with traffic flow and safety issues The proposed roundabouts at all three intersections received strong support from the local municipalities and the public Roundabouts are not new to the Wasaga Beach and Collingwood areas Since 2010 two roundabouts have been constructed in the vicinity one located at Blue Mountain and the other at Poplar Side Road in Collingwood To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the main roundabout page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy26.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 33 Roundabout
    a four lane undivided cross section to the east i e 2 lanes per direction and a 2 lane cross section to the west Scoharie Road north leg and Sandy Hook Road south leg are two lane Prince Edward County roads and were controlled by stop signs Traffic volumes at the intersection showed a need to provide a better form of control rather than a two way stop Since its inception the Highway 33 roundabout has been very successful providing improved roadway geometry and access to all roads To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the main roundabout page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative Vehicles Electric Vehicles Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle Personalized Plates Replacing Plates and Stickers Trucks and Buses Manuals and Guidelines Information Products and Services Tools and Links Public Transit Public Transit in Ontario GO Transit Presto Metrolinx Explore Government Ontario ca Premier of Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Attorney General Children

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy33.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 406 Roundabouts
    will need to gradually reduce speed before entering the roundabout safely Illumination is provided at the roundabout On the west leg a sidewalk runs along the south side of East Main Street On the east leg an existing sidewalk runs along the north side of East Main Street An at grade pedestrian crossing at the roundabout will allow access between the two sidewalks Why a roundabout for this area During design various improvement alternatives for the intersection were reviewed including widening the signalized intersection with the addition of double left turn lanes and a partial interchange Based on the analysis of these alternatives the roundabout is preferred for the following reasons Improved traffic operations network compatibility and connectivity Enhanced safety by improving emergency services accessibility reducing the potential collision severity providing speed reduction and control reducing frequency of stopping reducing traffic queuing Lower property acquisition requirements Environmentally advantageous due to reduced air and noise pollution To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the main roundabout page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy406.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Highway 5/8/52 Roundabout
    left turn lane which provides for heavy left turn movements during the morning peak traffic The westbound approach has a fully channelized right turn bypass A truck apron around the central island is also included to facilitate large vehicle movements Traffic management During construction there will be temporary lane closures on site diversions and local road detours Hamilton 5 and Hamilton 52 will be temporarily closed during construction of the roundabout and Hamilton 5 and Hamilton 52 traffic will utilize a local road detour to bypass the intersection during construction of the roundabout The detour will be in place continuously for approximately one month in Summer 2012 Why a roundabout for this area Based on a comprehensive review and analysis of a number of alternate layouts for the intersection and roadways approaching it it was determined that a roundabout in combination with two signalized intersections would improve the operation and safety at Peters Corners To read more on the benefits of roundabouts please visit the main roundabout page Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/hwy5-8-52.shtml (2014-08-11)
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  • Windsor-Essex Parkway Roundabout
    is provided at the roundabout Why a roundabout for this area As a result of consultation with local municipalities a modern roundabout was incorporated into the design of the Rt Hon Herb Gray Parkway at the intersection of Highway 3 County Road 9 Howard Avenue Diversion and the Highway 401 on off ramp terminals of Rt Hon Herb Gray Parkway The roundabout will reduce the potential for severe crashes and serious injuries reduce noise and air pollution by removing the idling of stopped vehicles and reduce delays and improve traffic flow To learn more about the Rt Hon Herb Gray Parkway please visit www hgparkway ca Highway Roundabouts Highway 7 Highway 17 Highway 26 Highway 33 Highway 406 Highway 5 8 52 Herb Gray Parkway Lighting Policy FAQ Contact Us About the Ministry Minister Bio About the Ministry Service Commitment Videos Ministry Offices Sustainability Accessibility for Ontarians Printable Forms FAQ s News Ontario Newsroom News Releases New Information House Statements Events Traveller Info Highway 401 Traffic Map Road Closures Kingston Area Ferry Schedule Road Signs High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes Highway 407 ETR Weatheroffice Driver Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Driver Licensing Getting an Enhanced Driver s Licence Ontario Photo Card Getting a Driver s Licence Driver Handbooks On line Renewing a Driver s Licence Driver Training Courses Revoked Driving Schools Commercial Drivers aged 65 79 Demerit Points Driver Improvement Office DriveTest Centres Vehicle Licensing Driver and Vehicle Licensing Vehicle Licensing Insurance Coverage for Seasonal Vehicles Accessible Parking Permit Alternative Vehicles Electric Vehicles Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle Personalized Plates Replacing Plates and Stickers Trucks and Buses Manuals and Guidelines Information Products and Services Tools and Links Public Transit Public Transit in Ontario GO Transit Presto Metrolinx Explore Government Ontario ca Premier of Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Agriculture Food and Rural

    Original URL path: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/engineering/roundabout/windsor-essex.shtml (2014-08-11)
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