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Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Dixie Road (R.R. #4) from Queen Street to Mayfield Road

Map of study areaThe Study
The Regional Municipality of Peel has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for improvements on Dixie Road (Regional Road 4) from Queen Street to Mayfield Road. The approximate limits of the project area are illustrated on the map.

Dixie Road is currently a 4-lane road up to Countryside Drive and a 2-lane rural road from Countryside Drive to Mayfield Road. The Regions’ Long Range Transportation Plan (September 2005), identified the need to widen this section of Dixie Road.

The study will examine the need and feasibility for widening, intersection improvements, changes to road and intersection geometrics and pavement rehabilitation on Dixie Road to address short and long term issues related to planned future growth; operational and servicing deficiencies; road link capacity limitations and storm drainage deficiencies.  The Study will also review opportunities to facilitate public transit, bicycle traffic and pedestrian movement.

The Process
The study is being conducted in accordance with the approved requirements for a Schedule “C” project as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007). The Class EA process will include public review and agency consultation, an evaluation of road improvement alternatives, an assessment of the potential environmental effects of the proposed improvements, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts that may result.

Public Consultation
Public consultation is vital to the success of this study. We want to ensure that anyone interested in this study has the opportunity to get involved and provide input. The Region plans to hold two Public Information Centres (PICs) during the study. The PICs will provide background information on the Study, comparative analysis of various alternatives and the technically preferred alternative. Representatives from the Region and the Consultant will be present at the PICs to answer questions about the study. Notification of the PICs will be provided at the appropriate time by means of a similar advertisement.

Upon completion of the study, an Environmental Study Report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and made available for public review for a period of 30 days.  Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Region intends to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project.

Comments and Information
Please visit our website for updates on the project. To provide comments or request additional information about this project, please contact either of the following team members.

Mr. Robert Shamess, P.Eng
Consultant - Project Manager
TSH Associates

2000 Argentia Road, Ste 220
Mississauga, ON L5N 1V8
Tel: 905-858-8798
Fax: 905-858-0016
Mr. Hitesh Topiwala, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager
The Regional Municipality of Peel
11 Indell Lane, 2nd Floor
Brampton, ON  L6T 3Y3
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 7805
Fax: 905-791-1442

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Revised: Monday September 15 2008

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