Western Vaughan Transportation Improvements IEA
On July 15, 2011, The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) Report to the Ministry of Environment for the Western Vaughan Transportation Improvements Individual Environmental Assessment.
A copy of the EA report can be downloaded at www.westvaughaniea.com/Reports.html
The purpose of the EA is to identify potential transportation improvements in the south-west corner of the City of Vaughan to support planned growth to the year 2031. The EA covered the area east of Highway 50 to Highway 400, and south of Teston Road to Steeles Avenue.
The EA Report recommends:
- Widening Highway 27 to four lanes between Nashville Road and Major Mackenzie Drive
- Eliminating the jog at Major Mackenzie Drive and Highway 27
- Widening the following roads to six lanes with dedicated transit lanes/High Occupancy Vehicle lanes and bike lanes:
- Major Mackenzie Drive between Highway 50 and Highway 400
- Rutherford Road between Highway 50 and Weston Road
- Highway 27 between Major Mackenzie Drive and Steeles Avenue
- Pine Valley Drive between Highway 7 and Steeles Avenue
- Weston Road between Major Mackenzie Drive and Steeles Avenue
If you have concerns with the EA or its recommendations, please provide your written and signed comments to the Ministry of the Environment at the address below no later than September 2, 2011.
Ministry of the Environment
Solange Desautels, Project Officer
Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch
2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5
For further information, please contact:
Arup Mukherjee, P. Engarup.firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Project Manager, Roads, Transportation Services Department
The Regional Municipality of York
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 Ext. 5940
For further information and ongoing updates, please visit the Western Vaughan Transportation Improvements Individual Environmental Assessment website.