The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained WSP to undertake a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for improvements to the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 15 in the Town of Carleton Place (GWP 4084-16-00). The study area, shown in the key plan below, includes Franktown Road northerly approximately 430 m to Alexander Street, Highway 7 westerly approximately 360 m to the abandoned CPR/multi-use trail corridor, Highway 15 southerly approximately 850 m and Highway 7 easterly approximately 690 m to McNeely Avenue.
Study Area Location
The objectives of this study include:
- Identifying improvements to the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 15 to meet interim and long-term transportation needs;
- Conducting an access review of commercial entrances and intersections to Highways 7 and 15 to ensure safe and efficient traffic operations and to support ongoing and proposed development of surrounding lands;
- Considering all road users including active transportation and recreational trail users.
In parallel with the Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study, MTO and WSP will work with the Town of Carleton Place on a separate study to develop a Secondary Plan under the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 for lands surrounding the Highway 7 and Highway 15 intersection. The Secondary Plan will be presented to the Town of Carleton Place Council for adoption.