Cambrian Road Widening Environmental Assessment Third and Final Open House – Oct. 3

What: Cambrian Road Widening (Re-Aligned Greenbank Road To Jockvale Road) Class Environmental Assessment Third and Final Open House
When: October 3, 2013, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Stonebridge Golf & Country Club, 68 Hawktree Ridge

Did you know that the City of Ottawa is preparing for the future widening of Cambrian Road from two to four lanes between the future re-alignment of Greenbank Road to Jockvale Road? If not, this is your opportunity to find out more.

The widening project isn't new -- both the previously approved Barrhaven South Community Design Plan, (June 2006) and the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan (2008) identify widening Cambrian Road from two to four lanes to accommodate future growth in the community.

Why should you attend this Open House?

By attending, you'll learn about how the recommended plan for the Cambrian Road widening has been finalized after all the consultation with stakeholders such as yourselves. As well, you will have the chance to discuss the study with the project team and provide your input for the next steps of the project. This study is being planned in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, 2011, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Curious about other City transportation studies in the neighbourhood?

Project Team members for the Re-aligned Greenbank Road and Southwest Transitway extension will be holding their second public open house in conjunction with this open house and presenting their information at 6:00 p.m.

If you have questions about Cambrian Road Widening, please contact the City's project team at cambrian@ottawa.ca.

Cambrian Rd. & Kilbirnie Dr. Safety Concern Update

Recently a member of HMBCA had raised some safety concerns about the intersection of Cambrian Rd. & Kilbirnie Dr., and Kilbirnie Dr. itself. Requested were oversized stop signs, pavement markings, a reduced speed limit, and "Children at Play" signs. The City of Ottawa has provided responses to the concerns below. If you have questions about this, or other safety concerns in the community, please contact HMBCA's Director of Safety and Security Danny Shoeman at safety@hmbca.ca.

Speed Limit

Kilbirnie Road is designated as a collector roadways as per the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan. The roadway has an unposted speed limit of 50km/h. A recent speed survey on Kilbirnie Road determined the average and 85th percentile vehicle travelling speeds on Kilbirnie Road. The 85th percentile speed is the speed at which eighty-five percent of vehicles are travelling at or below. The survey revealed an average and 85th percentile travelling speed of 49 km/h and 56 km/h, respectively. The speed data indicates that an unposted speed limit of 50km/h is appropriate for Kilbirnie Drive. However, we have requested that a ‘Speed Display Board’ be deployed on Kilbirnie Drive, facing southbound traffic. Speed Display Boards have proven an effective tool to reduce vehicle speeds and help remind motorists to drive in a respectful manner on City roads.

Signage

We found standard sized stop signs at each corner of the intersection. Our investigation determined that the installation of oversize stop signs is appropriate at this location. Our existing practice for the use of ‘oversize’ stop signs uses the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) guidelines. As such, we have issued a work order for their installation of the oversized signs at the intersection of Cambrian Road and Kilbirnie Road.

We also investigated the request for ‘children at play’ signs on Kilbirnie Drive. The City does not have ‘children at play’ signs in its sign inventory. As such, we have reviewed the locations of the ‘playground ahead’ signs on Kilbirnie Drive. Our current practice for the installation of the ‘playground ahead’ sign is done in accordance with the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM). The OTM is used by traffic practitioners to promote uniformity of treatment in the design, application and operation of traffic control devices and systems. The purpose of the ‘playground ahead’ sign is to provide advanced warning of a locally designated playground that is located adjacent to a downstream section of roadway. Our site investigation determined that the existing ‘Playground Ahead’ signs are mounted in accordance with the OTM.

Pavement Markings

The existing pavement markings on Cambrian Road and Kilbirnie Road were investigated to determine if modifications are required. The pavement markings in the section of Cambrian Road will be completed as part of the construction project previously identified. This includes stop bars at the intersection with Kilbirnie Road. The installation of the pavement markings is tentatively scheduled for early September. We also determined that the pavement markings on Kilbirnie Road should be reinstated. We have issued a work order for the existing centreline and edge lines to be reinstated.

Cambrian Road Widening Environmental Assessment Public Open House – June 18

Open House #2
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
5 to 8 p.m.
Walter Baker Sports Centre -2nd Floor Cafeteria
100 Malvern Drive  

This is your opportunity to see the plans and designs for the future of Cambrian Road. Cambrian Road runs through the heart of the Half Moon Bay Community, and it's important that your voice is heard!

*The following content is courtesy of the City of Ottawa

Did you know that the City of Ottawa is preparing for the future widening of Cambrian Road from two to four lanes between the future re-alignment of Greenbank Road to Jockvale Road? If not, this is your opportunity to find out more.

The widening project isn't new -- both the previously approved Barrhaven South Community Design Plan, (June 2006) and the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan (2008) identify widening Cambrian Road from two to four lanes to accommodate future growth in the community.

Why should you attend this Open House?  

By attending, you'll find out about the alternative solutions and technically preferred plan for the Cambrian Road widening project.  As well, you will have the chance to discuss the study with the project team and provide your input on the proposals to accommodate future transportation demands, cycling and pedestrian needs, stormwater management, and current and future community needs and their cost implications.
This study is being planned in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, 2011, which is an approved process under theEnvironmental Assessment Act. 

For additional information, visit ottawa.ca/cambrian or contact:

Nelson Edwards, Project Manager
Pleanning and Growth Management Department
613-580-2424 ext. 21290
nelson.edwards@ottawa.ca

Public Open House for the Cambrian Road Environmental Assessment (EA)

Tuesday March 26
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cafeteria
Walter Baker Sports Centre
100 Malvern Dr. Nepean

This open house is the community's opportunity to give feedback on future plans for widening Cambrian Road between Jockvale and new Greenbank, which includes four lanes, and possible active transportation paths. On March 14th Sean Cusson and Ryan Knuth attended the first Public Consultation Group Meeting on behalf of the Half Moon Bay Community.

The presentation from the meeting mentioned above is available below, for your information (PDF):
Cambrian-EA

The March 26th Open House, hosted by the City of Ottawa, will include information panels presenting the study process, background, need assessment and designs for Cambrian Road. City staff and consulting engineers will be available to answer questions. If you are unable to attend the Open House, the information presented will be posted on the City of Ottawa website in the weeks following. http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations

If you would like to be added to the study’s mailing list or have study related questions, please contact:

Nelson Edwards
Project Manager
Planning & Growth Management Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
P#: 613-580-2424 ext. 21290, F#: 613-580-2576
Email: Nelson.Edwards@ottawa.ca

Christopher Gordon, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
1505 Laperriere Avenue, Ottawa ON K1Z 7T1
P#: 613-724-4420, F#: 613-722-2799
Email: Christopher.Gordon@stantec.com

Greenbank Road Closure Update

Dear Mattamy Homeowner,

As per the notification sent at the beginning of May, we would like notify you of upcoming road openings along Greenbank Road, south of Cambrian Road.

Greenbank Road - south of Cambrian Road to Dundonald Drive will be opening on November 7, 2011. Further, Greenbank Road South of Dundonald Drive to Barnsdale Road will be opening on November 18, 2011. Please scroll to the bottom of this email detailing the areas in question - blue is opening November 7th and red is opening on November 18th.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience, while this work was being completed.
Mattamy Homes