In 2020, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for improvements to the intersections of Highway 7 / Highway 15 and Highway 7 / McNeely Avenue in the Town of Carleton Place (GWP 4084-16-00).
The 2020 Preliminary Design and EA Study was developed in parallel with the Town of Carleton Place’s Highway District Secondary Plan.
North of Highway 7, the Highway District Secondary Plan identified two distinct separate future developments and provided separate access by private entrances from a new intersection to the west (at Franktown Road) and an existing intersection to the east (at McNeely Avenue). The Highway District Secondary Plan recommended protection for a future connection between these two developments at the discretion of the adjacent owners and the Town. The potential connection was intended for the businesses, customers or owners that would link parking lots/developments and provide alternative access when highway traffic increases significantly in the distant future.
The 2020 Preliminary Design and EA Study Recommended Plan includes a new intersection at Franktown Road and Findlay Avenue. The Preliminary Design and EA Study was documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) which received environmental clearance in August 2020.
For reference, the 2020 TESR can be found here.