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Stouffville Road Improvements

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study

Photo of Stouffville Road, 2015.

The Regional Municipality of York is conducting a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to review the current and future transportation needs of Stouffville Road between Yonge Street and Highway 404 in the Town of Richmond Hill, including the potential elimination of the jog at Yonge Street. During the study updates on the progress of this project will be provided.

Where are we in the Stouffville Road EA study?

The Stouffville Road EA began in November 2014 and the first open house was held in March 2015. Open houses are scheduled at key points throughout the EA and provide stakeholders the chance to review information and give feedback. Information from the March open house is available here.

Currently in phase two of the EA, the project team is conducting environmental and technical field studies. The results of these studies, stakeholder’s feedback and the preferred solutions will be presented at the next open house on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Graphic Map of Stouffville Road between Yonge Street and Highway 404 showing the study area. For a detailed description of this map please call 1 877 464 9675 extension 75131.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need to look at improving Stouffville Road?

York Region is expected to grow to 1.8 million people and 900,000 jobs by 2041. The new West Gormley community development and Gormley GO Transit station will generate additional traffic on Stouffville Road. The EA is reviewing possible improvements to the road to carry additional traffic and enhance the road infrastructure.

Can improving other roads remove the congestion on Stouffville Road?

The new Gormley GO Transit station and West Gormley community development will generate more vehicle traffic on Stouffville Road. Improving other Regional roads will not ease congestion on Stouffville Road.

Why is the Leslie Street jog elimination not included as part of the study?

York Region received environmental approval to eliminate the jog at Leslie Street, in a separate EA Study.

Why is the EA looking at possibly eliminating the jog at Yonge Street?

York Region is looking to protect the land for a possible jog elimination at Yonge Street. Eliminating the jog will improve the overall connectivity of the road network.

Are you considering the needs of cyclists and pedestrians in this study?

Yes, we are reviewing possible improvements to Stouffville Road that will benefit pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists.

How do you plan to protect the Oak Ridges Moraine and ecologically sensitive areas along Stouffville Road?

York Region is mindful of the environmental sensitivities associated with the Jefferson Forest and Oak Ridges Moraine. We are working closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) on this study.

How will landowners along Stouffville Road be affected by the study?

Any impacts to private property, including water supply, drainage and access will be reviewed during the EA process. A Noise Impact Assessment Study will be carried out to assess any potential noise impacts. Should any impacts be identified, York Region will contact the affected property owners.

When would road work begin?

After the EA study is completed, if road improvements are recommended, the timing of construction will be confirmed through York Region’s program and budgeting process.


Tell us how you would change Stoffville Road

Photo of a bicyle with helmet, glasses, gloves and a Presto card.

Your feedback is very important to us. Complete the Stouffville Road Survey and tell us how you would change Stouffville Road. You could win a bicycle gift certificate, cycling accessories or one of two $50 pre-loaded PRESTO cards.


We are here to answer your questions, concerns and comments. An accessible format of this news item is available upon request.

Please contact us for more information.

Jackson Marin, P.Eng.
Project Manager, York Region
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75131
Email: roads.ea@york.ca


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