Eighth Line Environmental Assessment Study

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.

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.
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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 35 minutes 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 about 7 hours 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 about 8 hours ago

Lights at Miller and eighth

Vicky about 8 hours 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 about 9 hours 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days ago

They definitely need to do something with Eighth Line - but they should also be looking at including Ninth Line and Tenth Line. All 3 of these roads NEED to be widened

Chrissyg 7 days ago

Bike lanes and lights at intersections miller/8th line and Argyl/8th line.

Louise 7 days ago

Widen the road from eighth line at Steeles and also adding more street lights on that stretch just before you get to the fire station. Reduce the speed on eighth line/Main St S especially as you’re approaching Maple ave. Even the possibility of adding speed bumps would work as people are flying up and down Main St S as if it were a drag strip. Especially dangerous coming up the hill as you approach Maple Ave. on Main St S.

Stacey 7 days ago

I guess 15 years late is better than never. After the sooooooo long overdue widening of Trafalgar (to be completed 15 years AFTER we needed it), I would have thought 9th line and/or Winston Churchill should have been next for assessment & widening. But my suggestion to keep traffic moving is using more round-a-bouts. Maybe not on 8th, but for sure on Trafalgar, 9th & Winston Churchill.

Im2techy 7 days ago

Need a stoplight at miller and 8th line. It’s getting crazy

Andrew 7 days ago

Reduction of speed limits north of 10 SR is a must. 70 km/hr = 100 kn/hr is ridiculous for a residential neighborhood.

John Desramaux 7 days ago

Lights at Miller and 8th line

Anonymous 7 days ago

If you want this to be used as a pedestrian/bike route then trees along the route should be preserved where possible. It makes a big difference in the summer (as would being able to use both sides of the street depending on the position of the sun in the sky).Bike lanes along the whole route would be appreciated, but the sightlines need to be good enough that you aren't threatened by cars that increasingly don't stop behind the crosswalk for stop signs anymore. This especially applies if it's a grade-separated bike lane that is closer to the side street than the road is - and even moreso if the intersection is at the bottom of a hill. These are both criticisms I would have of the existing grade-separated bike lane between 10th Sideroad and Maple (though the existence of this bike lane is very good indeed).

mattbg 12 days ago

The only backup resulted at Maple and 8th line when they removed the right hand turning lane on 8th line turning right onto Maple. That is when congestion resulted. They replaced the right hand turning lane with lots of grass and garden. If they re-construct the right turning lane all congestion will stop. Pedestrian crossing will go back to it's original spot which I used and was safe. I walk to cedarvale regularly for 27 years.This congestion they created is not safe and frustrating to driver's.

Beesting6 13 days ago

I live in the Riverwood development, just south of the lighted intersection at 8th Ln and 15 SR. The speed limit at 70 kph needs to be 60 from the top of the hill (end of Eaton St) to Maple Ave, in order that 1) access & egress to Riverwood and Arbor Glen developments are conformed; 2) that drivers don't race down the hill to beat the light; 3) that a reasonable speed for an arterial road without a school is posted (50 kph north of 15SR is too slow and encourages speeding, especially with hills on both ends); and the municipality saves the costs of installing lights at both intersections. There needs to be installed traffic lights at Miller Dr & 8th LN and Argyle & 8th LN to manage traffic onto and from 8th LN.There needs to be installed a reverse time clock on a pedestrian light at 8th LN & 10 SR, to manage traffic through the red light camera'd intersection.There needs to be installed stop signs for the pedestrian bike trail at every intersection along 8th LN between Maple and 10SR, as trail users do not look at all at traffic. The same kind of stop signs as are installed on snowmobile trails. Right turn lanes need to be installed at lighted intersections to facilitate traffic flow, like you just installed at 8th LN and Maple.

cbyers 13 days ago