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Downey Road traffic calming construction open house information

The Downey Road traffic calming construction open house was held May 18, 2017. The following materials were shared at the open house: Open house information package [PDF 182kB] Construction design illustration [PDF 1MB] About the project The City is building traffic calming infrastructure on Downey Road to help address concerns from local residents about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City completed the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study to identify the appropriate roadway classification of Downey Road and identify options to reduce speeding and enhance the pedestrian and cyclist experience on Downey Road. Council approved five of the six the recommendations of the Downey Road Transportation Improvement study in September 2016. Council did not approve the recommendation for a roundabout at Niska… Continue reading Downey Road traffic calming construction open house information

Open house: Downey Road traffic calming construction

Teal Drive to Niska Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for the first phase of traffic calming infrastructure on Downey Road between Teal Drive and Niska Road. Thursday, May 18, 2017 5–8 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School library, 23 Ptarmigan Drive Why come to the open house? The City of Guelph is planning to build Council-approved traffic calming elements on Downey Road. The approved recommendations include: pedestrian refuge islands at Hazelwood Drive and at Pheasant Run Drive/Quail Drive, a raised intersection at Teal Drive, speed cushions with curb bump-outs at four locations along Downey Road, and enhanced pedestrian crosswalk pavement markings at the signalized intersection at Ptarmigan Drive. In 2017 the City will construct the pedestrian refuge… Continue reading Open house: Downey Road traffic calming construction

Update on the Downey Road transportation improvement study

January 10, 2017 The City is planning improvements to Downey Road from Woodland Glen Drive to Teal Drive as part of efforts to implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. Improvements will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming measures. The City deferred the 2013 Downey Road repaving project to gather more community feedback after local residents expressed concerns about traffic speeds and community safety along Downey Road. The City hired Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. to conduct a thorough transportation study of Downey Road. The objectives of the study included assembling and reviewing transportation data for the Kortright Hills West community in order to: Estimate the traffic implications for the road classification of Downey Road under various scenarios: closing Downey Road to thru-traffic; downgrading… Continue reading Update on the Downey Road transportation improvement study

Construction Notice: Downey Road improvements

Forestell Road to Laird Road Update (as of September 16): The City of Guelph is reconstructing Downey Road from Forestell Road to Laird Road, to create a passing vehicle lane. Construction will begin on or about July 26, weather permitting. Work is expected to be complete by late September, pending private utility relocation. Two-way traffic will be maintained; however, there will be a southbound lane reduction between Forestell Road and Laird Road throughout the construction period. UPDATE: The flashing beacon at the intersection of Laird and Downey Road has been temporarily removed to allow Guelph Hydro to raise the hydro lines to safe clearance standards. Once the lines have been raised, the beacon will be reinstalled. Property access and parking Every effort will be made… Continue reading Construction Notice: Downey Road improvements

Provide input on three traffic calming options for Downey Road by July 13

The City of Guelph is accepting comments on three proposed traffic calming options for Downey Road. To provide comments, please complete the following steps: Review the presentation from the June 2016 workshop Review the participant handbook from the June 2016 workshop to view the three traffic calming options Complete the Downey Road online survey by midnight on July 13, 2016 For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction.

City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

Community to evaluate traffic calming features June 23 and 28 Guelph, Ont., June 20, 2016—The City of Guelph is hosting community workshops on June 23 and 28 to present three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road. Residents are invited to comment on their preferred option and evaluate traffic calming features. “Based on public feedback and extensive traffic analysis, the City is ready to present the community with conceptual design options and preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road,” says Allister McIlveen, the City’s manager of Transportation Services. “The design options address the traffic and safety concerns raised by local residents while meeting the needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists.” The Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study aims to implement the Council-approved Cycling… Continue reading City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28

The City of Guelph is holding two public workshops in June to gather further public input on Downey Road corridor improvements. Join us for one of two identical workshops to view and provide your comments on design concepts. Thursday, June 23 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive Tuesday, June 28 2–4 p.m. City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street At the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to: Hear an overview of feedback received from workshop 1 about the preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road View three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road Discuss and evaluate preferred traffic calming design options For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction. Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation… Continue reading Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28

Provide your comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road

The City of Guelph is accepting comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road corridor improvements until June 17, 2016. Two public workshops were held on May 18 and 19 to present traffic calming options and project updates. To provide comments, please review and complete the following steps: Review the workshop presentation Review the participant handbook and the traffic calming options included within Review the map for the project Submit your comments by June 17, 2016, by visiting MindMixer and participating online, or by downloading and printing the comment form and submitting it to the City by mail or email to: Allister McIlveen City of Guelph 1 Carden Street Guelph, ON  N1H 3A1 allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation… Continue reading Provide your comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road

City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor

Design workshop sessions on May 18 and 19 open to all Guelph residents Guelph, Ont., May 10, 2016—The City has started an in-depth study to examine traffic patterns, neighbourhood resident concerns, and active transportation options for improvements to Downey Road. The City is hosting two sessions for the project’s first design workshop on May 18 and 19. Interested residents will be able to review and comment on proposed design and traffic calming options at the sessions. Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. is conducting the Downey Road transportation improvement study on behalf of the City. The study aims to address local concerns about traffic volumes and speed, and implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. The study’s recommendations will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming… Continue reading City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor

Notice of open house: Downey Road transportation improvement study

The City is looking for community input as we design improvements to the Downey Road corridor, including the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming options. Join us for one of two identical workshops to view and provide your comments on design concepts. Wednesday, May 18 2–4 p.m. City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street Thursday, May 19 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive For more information about the Downey Road transportation improvement study visit guelph.ca/construction and look for the project link under Design study underway. For more information Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation Services Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2275 allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca

Cycling Master Plan Implementation

About the project Council has approved the Cycling Master Plan, which introduces cycling infrastructure such as on-street bike lanes throughout Guelph. Introducing bike lanes on Downey Road, Eastview Road, Grange Road, Starwood Drive and Stevenson Street North may result in changes to current on-street parking. Staff will be undertaking consultation with residents in these areas to find opportunities to reduce on-street parking impacts before repaving occurs. Stevenson Street North and Downey Road will be completed in 2013. Eastview Road, Grange Road and Starwood Drive will be completed in future. 2014 Projects New bike lane construction will occur this year on the following roads: Downey Road between Woodland Glen Drive and Teal Drive Stone Road East Phase 1 between Village Green Drive and Victoria Road South… Continue reading Cycling Master Plan Implementation