PUBLIC MEETING PLEASE COME OUT: Highway 174/County Road 17 Widening & Confederation Line East LRT Extension

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The last public meeting held in Cumberland Village in 2013 regarding the EA study for the 174 brought out over 100 people from our community, more than either Orléans or Rockland. Since our village is the most vulnerable in the discussion of possible widening of the the 174 it is critical that our residents come out and experss their concerns and opinions.  There has to be another solution than to destroy our over 200 year old village with a big 4 lane highway to facilitate communters from outside the city boundary.  Please come out and bring your neighbours. We hope the city will listen to feedback if many people speak with a common voice.

Confederation Line East LRT Extension
The City of Ottawa is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the extension of LRT from Blair Station to Trim Road along the Ottawa Road 174 (OR174) corridor in accordance with the Transit Projects Assessment Process. This LRT line will provide fast, reliable service to the communities of Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, and rural Cumberland. A total of eight stations are proposed between Blair Station and the Trim Park and Ride.

Highway 174/County Road 17 Widening
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa are undertaking a Class EA study for the OR174 and Prescott-Russell County Road 17 (CR17) corridor from Highway 417 to County Road 8 (Landry Road). This Study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class EA process.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
R. J. Kennedy Memorial Community Center
Hall A & B
1115 Dunning Road, Cumberland
6 to 9 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex
1490 Youville Drive, Orléans
6 to 9 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Guy Faubert Hall
954 Giroux Street, Rockland
6 to 9 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.

Consultation was held in 2013 to introduce the need for alternative solutions to address problems on the OR174 and CR17 corridor.

Open House information and presentation:

  • Project update including integration of LRT in the HWY 174 corridor from Blair Station to Trim Road
  • West of Trim Road, development and evaluation of the integrated alignment alternatives for the LRT and HWY 174 widening including the preferred LRT alignment and corresponding HWY 174 widening
  • East of Trim Road, development and evaluation of alternative road corridors from Trim Road to Landry Road including the preferred road corridor
  • Gather feedback

This is the second of four rounds of public consultation that will be held during the course of the HWY174 / CR17 widening EA study and the first of three rounds of public consultation for the East LRT Extension EA Study to review and discuss the project with the study team and solicit feedback.

The East LRT extension is one of three environmental assessment studies underway as part of Stage 2, the City’s plan to extend the benefits of rail to residents further east, west and south that will add 19 new stations and 35 kilometres to our LRT network.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail the project lead below before the event.

If you are not available to attend the Open House or would like additional information, please visit the study web site at ottawa.ca/easternlrt or at www.prescott-russell.on.ca/en/public-works/major-projects or ottawa.ca/hwy174and17study or direct your comments and questions to the contact person below. The Open House presentation material will be posted to the study web site. For further information on this project, or to be added to our mailing list, visit the web site or contact:

East LRT and HWY 174/CR17 Widening
Angela Taylor, P. Eng.
Senior Project Engineer
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 15210
E-mail: Angela.Taylor@ottawa.ca

HWY 174/CR17 Widening
Marc R. Clermont, P. Eng.
Director of Public Works
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
613-675-4661, ext. 3100
E-mail: MClermont@prescott-russell.on.ca

Funding for the HWY 174/County Road 17 Widening EA Study is being provided by the Government of Ontario.