Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Improvements from East of Cawthra Road to The East Mall
Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment G.W.P. 2102-13-00 & G.W.P. 2432-13-00
Questions & Answers
What are the project limits?
The Detail Design project limits extend along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from East of Cawthra Road to The East Mall (a distance of approx. 4.5 km). The Contract 1 limits extend along the QEW from east of Dixie Road to The East Mall and the Contract 2 limits extend along the QEW from east of Cawthra Road to east of Dixie Road. The project limits are located in the City of Mississauga, Region of Peel, and the City of Toronto.
What is the Project Background?
This project is following the approved planning process for requirements of a Group “B” project under the MTO Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000).
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has undertaken a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study to examine the rehabilitation and improvement needs for the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Evans Avenue to Cawthra Road (W.O. 09-20003).
A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) was prepared to document the study, including the key features of the Recommended Plan, and was made available for a 30-day public review period which ended February 16, 2016.
A community meeting was held in June 2016 to present project information and obtaining feedback on the proposed stormwater management pond on Brentano Boulevard. Based on the community feedback MTO reassessed feasible alternatives for stormwater management in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), between Dixie Road to Etobicoke Creek. Alternatives considered the public comments received in the meeting, the Part II Order application, MTO’s standard practices and MOECC requirements.
MTO is pleased to inform that the proposed Brentano Boulevard stormwater management pond has been moved to the QEW Dixie Road interchange loop as part of the proposed improvements.
The relocation of the pond is meeting MOECC requirements and does not impact any additional properties or back onto residential homes. MTO will ensure that its design will include all standard safety and maintenance requirements.
On September 25th, 2017 MOECC approved the TESR including the stormwater management pond in the QEW Dixie Road interchange loop and the Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study is now finalized.
The Detail Design phase of the project is underway.
How will drainage be addressed by the QEW improvements?
How is highway stormwater treated?
Have Municipal staff been involved in the Project?
Why did MTO require access to my property over the last year or so?
What work is proposed for the Etobicoke Creek Bridge?
What work is proposed for Dixie Road Bridge?
What work is proposed for Ogden Pedestrian Bridge?
Are there any HOV provisions for the QEW?
The implementation of HOV lanes on the QEW through Mississauga would require further Environmental Assessment studies to determine how to implement HOV lanes through Mississauga. A separate EA study will be required, shall HOV be implemented; however, the timing of this is unknown at this time.
Will High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes be provided?
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