The City of Pickering and Pickering Developments Inc. are undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new Highway 401 road crossing to connect Notion Road to Squires Beach Road. 

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Study Update - July 2019

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Public Information Session #2 was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm at Pickering City Hall

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Public Information Session #1 was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Pickering City Hall

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Background

The City of Pickering Official Plan, Edition 7 (2017), the Town of Ajax Official Plan (2016), the Region of Durham Official Plan (2017), and the Region of Durham Transportation Master Plan (2017) have identified the need for a new Highway 401 road crossing to link Notion Road with Squires Beach Road as a means of providing additional north-south capacity and neighbourhood connectivity.

Highway 401 is an important transportation corridor supporting the function and growth of the City of Pickering but it is a physical barrier to north-south movement, which affects the road networks, transit efficiency as well as the growth and economic vitality of the area. With continued growth, this road crossing will offer the City of Pickering additional north-south capacity to move people, goods and services through existing and planned future neighbourhoods.

Study Process

This Study is intended to improve network connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists resulting from continued growth in the City of Pickering and bring relief to the existing road infrastructure. The Study also supports the preparation for development of lands located south of Highway 401 and the rail corridor, west of Church Street South, East of a Canadian National Railway spur line, and north of Bayly Street.

Environmental Assessment Study Area

This Study is being conducted in accordance with the four phase planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects, as outlined in the Municipal Class EA process (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Environmental Assessment Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. E.18). Phase 1 of the Study will define the problem or opportunity, Phase 2 will identify and evaluate alternative solutions to the problem or opportunity, Phase 3 will evaluate alternative design concepts for the preferred solution and recommend a preferred design concept for the new road crossing, and Phase 4 will include the completion of an Environmental Study Report (ESR) for public and agency review.

Map of Study Area

Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre

Contact us:

Nadeem Zahoor P.Eng., M.Eng.
Transportation Engineer
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
T. 905.420.4660 ext. 2213
nzahoor@pickering.ca

Kevin Phillips, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
AECOM
4th Floor, 30 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4N4
T. 905.882.3526
Kevin.Phillips@aecom.com