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.

Submit your questions regarding the Eighth Line EA Study. Questions will be answered within one business week. 

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    Is a small bus transit system being considered for this influx of new residents as we should be focusing on reducing the environmental impact that the increased population as well as the resultant increased one passenger vehicle use? A north south corridor of public transit to Milton, Burlington and Oakville, which is lacking in our area would definitely make a difference in lessening our carbon footprint especially taking into consideration the recent declaration by the town council that we are undergoing a climate emergency,

    Melanie Franke asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your interest on Eighth Line Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA).  Your comments have been noted and will be taken into consideration as EA progresses.

    The Town has a Transit Service Strategy (TSS) that was approved in June 2019.  The Town’s Transit Service Strategy evaluates service alternatives and explore opportunities for a made-in-Halton Hills transit solution to meet the current and future mobility needs of the community. One of the identified routes as a north-south fixed-route is the “Georgetown-TPO” transit route. For more information on the TSS please visit https://www.haltonhills.ca/transitservicestrategy/.

    Please feel free to contact us should you have any more comments or questions.


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    Will noise abatement for the homes that back on to Eighth Line be considered in the assessment and design due to the increased traffic?

    drossi asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your interest on Eighth Line Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA).  Your comments are well received and will be taken into consideration as EA progresses. 

    The study team is currently completing documentation for a number of technical studies including the traffic / transportation study, natural environment, noise and air quality assessment. The noise assessment study will recommend mitigation measures that would be implemented by the Town, if the predicted noise levels at the sensitive receptors within the corridor (e.g. residential backyards) are found to be beyond the provincial standards as a result of Eighth Line improvements.

    Please feel free to contact us should you have any more comments or questions. 


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    Are intelligent traffic solutions; such as Intelligent Traffic Signals, or partnerships with Waze for traffic reporting and navigation being considered?

    Rick.Anodal asked 7 months ago

    Thank-you for your comments and interest in the Eighth Line Environmental Assessment (EA) Study.

    The EA Study will not specifically be addressing intelligent traffic solutions; such as Intelligent Traffic Signals, or partnerships with Waze for traffic reporting and navigation. Intelligent Traffic Signals would be a Town wide initiative rather than along one individual corridor. During the detail design, the Town will be considering the best technology to be used for future ITS consideration.

    If you have any further questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact the Project Team.