ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO URBAN FREEWAY DEVELOPMENT HIGHWAY 416 - CASE STUDY

After a lengthy planning study, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation received Environmental Assessment Approval to construct Highway 416. This facility is a new four-lane freeway that will serve the National Capital Region from the south and is presently being constructed through a rural and semi-urban landscape. This approval contains many conditions that the ministry must satisfy primarily dealing with mitigation of environmental and social impacts. A critical one-kilometer section of Highway 416 falls next to a well established residential subdivision on one side, and a sensitive natural area on the other side. This paper details the technical factors and outlines the public consultation process and other measures taken to bring this complex and sensitive project to completion.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1996 12:00AM