Highway 7A & County Road 10 Intersection Improvements

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP Canada Group Limited to undertake the Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for intersection improvements at Highway 7A & County Road 10 in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. The existing traffic volumes at this intersection are reaching the capacity for a stop sign. This study will identify the short term and long term improvements at this intersection. Improvements may include signalization or a roundabout, approach road realignments, added turning lanes or illumination.

The first of two Public Information Centres (PIC) was held online on January 27, 2021.  A copy of the presentation is available on the project website at www.hwy7acavan.ca. The purpose of the first PIC was to introduce the study and to provide agencies, Indigenous Communities, interested groups, business representatives and members of the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on the existing conditions, intersection alternatives, and the proposed process for evaluating alternatives.  A second public open house will be held later in the project and will provide an opportunity to present the evaluation of the intersection alternatives and the selection of the preferred plan. Input will also be sought on of the potential environmental impacts and proposed mitigation.

Questions and/or comments about the project can be directed to the Project Team.  Residents and business owners can also request to be added to the study mailing list through the project website at www.hwy7acavan.ca

Township staff met with representatives of MTO and its consultant WSP regarding the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study (the Study) and Preliminary Design for intersection improvements at Highway 7A and County Road 10 (Cavan) in the Township of Cavan Monaghan. Based on those meeting discussions and the short-list of alternatives being proposed by the consultant to carry forward for planning alternatives, Staff brought forward a report to the March 1, 2021 Regular Council Meeting with the recommendation for the preferred alternative for Council to identify to the consultant (and Province) as part of its input into the process.  The March 1, 2021 Council Meeting is available on the Township's Youtube Channel.  

Council directed Staff to;

  • contact the consultant (WSP) and MTO and request confirmation of when and how notice was provided to the potentially affected residents including the date of delivery of that notice;
  • advise the consultant, WSP and MTO that notice should be provided through the local paper, The Millbrook Times and the Township’s social media outlets;
  • request a follow up meeting with the consultant, WSP and MTO to discuss the notice and the options;
  • request a meeting with the Minister of the Ministry of Transportation to further discuss the viable options and the impact on the potentially affected residents;
  • communicate with WSP and MTO that the only option Council would be willing to consider at this time is Alternative 1A: Signalized Intersection at Existing Location.

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