Eighth Line Environmental Assessment Study

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Municipalities in Ontario follow the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act to complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) for most transportation, water and wastewater projects. The complexity and extent of the environmental impact of a specific project determines the number of phases to be completed to comply with the Class EA process.

The Town of Halton Hills is undertaking a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Improvements to Eighth Line from Steeles Avenue to Maple Avenue. The need for the improvements to Eighth Line has been identified due to the increased population and greater demand on the Town’s road network.

The Class EA study will evaluate traffic capacity, options for measuring travel demand, safety issues, environmental impacts, land use implications, transit and active transportation considerations.

Click here to learn more about the project.

The community is encouraged to submit comments and ask questions.

Municipalities in Ontario follow the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act to complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) for most transportation, water and wastewater projects. The complexity and extent of the environmental impact of a specific project determines the number of phases to be completed to comply with the Class EA process.

The Town of Halton Hills is undertaking a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Improvements to Eighth Line from Steeles Avenue to Maple Avenue. The need for the improvements to Eighth Line has been identified due to the increased population and greater demand on the Town’s road network.

The Class EA study will evaluate traffic capacity, options for measuring travel demand, safety issues, environmental impacts, land use implications, transit and active transportation considerations.

Click here to learn more about the project.

The community is encouraged to submit comments and ask questions.

Guest Book

Eighth Line, from Steeles Avenue to Maple Avenue, needs improvements to accommodate the increased population and the growing demand on the Town’s road network. The Town wants your thoughts on these improvements.
The Guest Book is closed for input. A new one for the next phase will come soon.

The focus should be 9th line, as it is more convenient for people to come into town, instead of focusing on eighth line this will take away land from my home and many others, which in unnecessary. 8th line should have the pot holes filled in and not the road widened, as well as add a gas line and internet before you even think about widening the road, this will do nothing but make 8th line home owners protest. For the last 10 years we have had no internet and gas we need this before you even think about widening the road. This is ridiculous they focus on small problems that will make us home owners on 8th line protest rather then help us with adding gas or internet. Home owners will protest if this plan comes to action.

Efirkowski about 22 hours ago

The focus should be 9th line, as it is more convenient for people to come into town, instead of focusing on eighth line this will take away land from my home and many others, which in unnecessary. 8th line should have the pot holes filled in and not the road widened, as well as add a gas line and internet before you even think about widening the road, this will do nothing but make 8th line home owners protest. For the last 10 years we have had no internet and gas we need this before you even think about widening the road. This is ridiculous they focus on small problems that will make us home owners on 8th line protest rather then help us with adding gas or internet. Home owners will protest if this plan comes to action.

Efirkowski about 22 hours ago

Traffic circles are by far the best improvement for all facets of traffic flow, reduced emissions, noise pollution etc. Not reducing the speed limits down from 70 km/hr north of 10 S/R is a non-starter for me. What other municipality allows these speeds on city streets? Also, sound suppression fences/walls should be considered for properties that back onto 8th line. In addition, the use of engine brakes on trucks should be banned and fined in city limits.

John Desramaux 1 day ago

before beginning any major construction on eighth line, please consider expanding internet abilities for the people living on eighth line. I currently only get 12 Mbps for my download speed and Canada has issued a minimum of 25 Mbps speed to be considered high-speed internet. please take a look and see what you can do especially considering the Toronto premium outlets is right on the eighth line intersection.

Ivjeet Singh 14 days ago

The only solution is ROUNDABOUTS. Also, 8th line is not a through traffic road that runs into the centre of downtown, which should be a "quiet" area. Add some bike lanes and roundabouts ... that will keep traffic flowing and reduce emissions.

Kristin Gorteman 3 months ago

It seems unnecessary to widen this road as Traflagar Road and Ninth Line are both being widened. They are also more suitable as roads that provide a through function. The materials show that intersection improvements can address some of the capacity deficiencies. I suggest proceeding with those, plus bike lanes or paved shoulders, for at least 10-20 years. With the above, the Town can see how traffic adapts to Trafalgar and Ninth widening. Likely most traffic won't need to use 8th. There is also the new GTA West highway, plus the Norval Bypass (another new road). A roundabout at Eigth and 5 Side Road would be nice to encourage slower traffic as speeding is an issue.

scott12345 5 months ago

There needs to be a series of roundabouts to keep the traffic flowing and reduce the emissions from idling vehicles at stop lights. I’m thinking similar to Tremain road in Milton from Steele’s to Britannia. Pedestrian and cycling traffic should be given priority by having above or below road walkways- people rarely look for bicycles, or people on foot at the Miller 8th line and pedestrian safety would be increased with no possibility for contact with vehicles- you only need to watch pedestrians navigate the roundabout at barber and Danby to understand the confusion. The existing light at maple and 8th line should stay. The light at 15th and 8th line should be removed and replaced with a round about that is to the south west of the current intersection. This would allow people living off of west branch road to merge into traffic to the north and take the roundabout in order to change direction to the west or south. Further south at 8th line and fifth side road a round about could be used there as well if the town was able to purchase the land to the south side. Further south at fifth side road and 8th line a round about could be added if the town was able to purchase the land to the south and west of the intersection. If the road is expanded to four lanes like Mountainview I think it would create a huge bottle neck at maple. I would think that looking at ways to encourage traffic from the new development to travel on trafalgar would enable traffic to flow on 8th line. There are currently four routes heading south out of town. Each route has housing close enough to the road that expansion of the roads to four lanes does not seem possible (not sure about trafalgar?) there are bound to be times where more traffic is on the roads and proper road maintenance may encourage commuters to try alternate routes...

SandyL 7 months ago

Improving 8th line between Steeles and 10 side road will increase the traffic towards Maple. Argyll and Miller intersections will need traffic lights. Mill and Maple intersection traffic is better niw since the right lane turn has been introduced, but more traffic leading into downtown is tragic.

Margi58 7 months ago

Pedestrian crossings w/Roundabout at Miller & 8th, Argyll & 8th, 10th Line & 8th.

Caroline 7 months ago

NO LIGHTS! Roundabout.

KC2981 7 months ago

A simple transit system with a few pick up points in Georgetown...say Main street, Georgetown Mall, and Georgetown south Metro area to go to the Outlet Mall and also connect with Milton transit may help allay some of the traffic on 8th line. Banning heavy trucks from 8th line and only allowing passenger vehicles as well as buses and bicycles would also make it safer for pedestrian and bicyclists as well as take less toll on the surrounding environment.

Melanie Franke 7 months ago

I use 8th line on a daily basis to get to and from work and when I need to get into Mississauga. I have never had to sit in traffic on 8th line due to an increase of traffic. I don’t see a problem with it at all and think that the money you would use to “improve” 8th line would be better used somewhere else at this point in time.

Potter Mom 7 months ago

With all the new houses being built it would be nice to have 10 th line paved. It would relieve pressure on the 9th and 8th lines. I believe people have been avoiding the 10th line due to the large pot holes and the road angling toward the ditch. I've seen countless people with flat tires on the 10 th line. The road reminds me of the third world roads in south America. I believe people would use it if it was safe to drive on and relieve pressure on the other 2 roads.

SM 7 months ago

Lights at Miller and eighth

Vicky 7 months ago

Definitely think a traffic light should be installed at Miller Drive and 8th Line. Mornings and afternoons are horribly busy with traffic and pedestrians. Keep the bike/walking path along 8th line from 10 Side Road to Maple.

CdeSant 7 months ago

9th line would be a more logical target of focus right now. Additionally dealing with the increasing traffic and safety of residents of hwy7/25/main street N in acton should be a higher priority before 8th line. But of course Acton is always pushed to the back burner...

Jlee 7 months ago

People speed cause any open road is a change to make up lost commute time. Bike lanes on those roads are ridiculous...separate trail required. Your inviting disaster wildlife and distracted drivers will cause collisions many bike riders do not follow rules of road either tandum riding, just one problem this town has no double lane entry that's a problem

Farmer girl 7 months ago

Yes please. All north/south roads need to be widened. Winston Churchill, 10th line, 9th line, 8th line. Town is waaayyy overdue for road improvements.

Imrans78 7 months ago

Cycling lanes should be included along the length. The multi use path is not safe for south bound cyclists as drivers turning right from Barber or Argyle often do not stop at the marked stop line and turn right while looking left, never noticing someone trying to cross.

Orange_bike 7 months ago

North/South roads like Winston Churchill, Trafalgar, 9th Line, need priority. East/West roads like 5 Side road also need focus (Milton traffic creates chaos on 5 side road).Sure 8th line could use some round-abouts rather than stop signs. Maybe widening the top portion down to 10 side road, but there are many other roads that should take priority over 8th line.

Mvanhouten 7 months ago