Public Notice - County 27 Road Widening and Improvements

The County of Simcoe's Transportation Master Plan Update and Final Report (October 2014) identifies the need to widen County Road 27 from County Road 21 (Innisfil Beach Road) to County Road 90 from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.  Improvements were also identified for the intersection of County Road 27 with County Road 90 to mitigate the delays to northbound left turn traffic.  These improvements are necessary to support the arterial function of this primary travel corridor and accommodate planned growth in immediately adjacent areas in both the City of Barrie and the Town of Innisfil.

The County is proceeding with the engineering and design of these improvements, which are expected to include a widening and resurfacing of the road to improve traffic operations, upgrades to the roadside drainage features and watercourse crossings, and a review of illumination and roadside safety needs.  Intersection configurations and/or controls will be reviewed and possibly improved at County Road 90, Ardagh Road, Essa Road and County Road 21 (and other intersections as deemed appropriate).

The study area is shown on the map provided below.

The purpose of this notice is to invite public/agency input and comment early in the study such that they can be incorporated into the planning and overall study design.  Comments should be directed to the County and/or Consultant as noted below.  A further opportunity for public input and comment will be provided at a Public Information Centre (open house) to be held in the upcoming months, during which time the various alternative solutions and assessment of each will be presented.  Further details with respect to the Public Information Centre will be provided closer to the date.

County Road 27 Widening and Improvements Public Notice
Study Area Map

Project Contacts

County of Simcoe, 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON L0L 1X0
Claire Walker, P. Eng. PMP, Project Engineer, (705)726-9300 ext 1168

Tatham Engineering Limited, 200 - 115 Sanford Fleming Drive, Collingwood, ON L9Y 5A6
Michael Cullip, P. Eng., Project Manager, (705)444-2565 ext 2020

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