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September 10th - Barrhaven Light Rail Transit Environmental Study

Barrhaven Light Rail Transit (Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre) and Rail Grade-Separations Planning and Environmental Assessment Study


Second Public Consultation – Online

September 9 to 23, 2020

Ottawa.ca/barrhavenlrt

Due to the public health guidelines for COVID-19, this public consultation will occur online for a period of two weeks allowing the stakeholders and the public to review the material and provide feedback.


Background:

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Barrhaven Light Rail Transit (Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre) and Rail Grade-Separations Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to develop a Recommended Plan to extend Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town

Centre, as well as the grade-separations of Woodroffe Avenue, Southwest Transitway and Fallowfield Road where these corridors cross the VIA Rail Smiths Falls Subdivision line. The study area is approximately 10 km in length.

Study Process:

The EA study is being conducted in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed under Ontario Regulation 231/08 of the Environmental Assessment Act. The EA process involved developing and evaluating alternatives which led to a Recommended Plan that considered all aspects of the surrounding environmental (social, natural, physical and economic) conditions.


This second public consultation will include the following:

  • A recorded presentation via the City’s project website

  • The evaluation of alternative designs for the future LRT facility

  • Rail grade-separations (overpass structures) at Woodroffe Ave, Southwest Transitway and Fallowfield Road where these corridors cross the VIA Rail line

  • A new park and ride facility

  • A Train Storage and Servicing Facility (TSSF) including evaluation of alternative sites considered

  • The functional design of the recommended plan

  • Preliminary impact assessment

  • Implementation and staging plans

Next steps.

Your feedback is an important component of the study. Primary means for providing feedback include submission of the Comment-Questionnaire form (posted on the project website) or sending email to the City Project Manager. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require alternative means to provide feedback, please contact the City Project Manager as noted below. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments by September 23, 2020.

This notice first published on September 4, 2020.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact:

Jabbar Siddique, P.Eng. Email: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca

Senior Project Manager Transportation Planning

Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa

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