This study is subject to the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act) and will be completed in accordance with the MTO Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) process for a Group B project with the opportunity for public input.
A Planning and Preliminary Design Study was completed in June 2009, which documented transportation system improvements to the Highway 6 (Hanlon Expressway) corridor from south of Maltby Road to the Speed River (G.W.P. 3002-05-00). The recommended plan was documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) which was approved on November 17, 2009. The improvement recommendations that were made as part of the 2009 TESR included a new interchange at Laird Road which was constructed in 2011. The remaining recommendations from the 2009 TESR are the subject of this study, as outlined under ‘Project Overview’.
A “five-year review” will be undertaken to determine if significant changes have occurred since approval of the 2009 TESR. In the event that significant changes are identified from the 2009 TESR, a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) Addendum will be made available for a 30-day public and agency review period. The Detailed Design phase will be documented in Design and Construction Report(s) (DCRs) that will be made available for a 30-day public and agency review period. The DCR(s) will document the study process, Detailed Design and associated environmental impacts, mitigation measures, and a summary of consultation undertaken.