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Welcome to the Web site for the Highway
7 and 8 Transportation Corridor Planning
and Class EA Study.
Refinements made to the Recommended Plan
- Mr. Charles Organ, C.E.T.
For detailed contact info click here
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is undertaking a Highway
7 and 8 Transportation Corridor Planning and Class Environmental
Assessment (EA) Study, from Greater Stratford to the New Hamburg
The study will:
- develop a plan that addresses:
- capacity, operation and safety needs for the 2-lane
and 4-lane sections of Highway 7 and 8 between Stratford and New
Hamburg and through the built-up areas of Stratford,
Shakespeare and New Hamburg; and
- linkage needs between the analysis area and other
regions in the province.
- prepare a preliminary design for the
provincial roadway components of that plan; and
- be documented in a Transportation Environmental
Study Report for public review at study completion.
This study will also:
- review and build on the findings of
the Study Design Report completed by MTO in December 2005;
- address the policies and growth forecasts
of the final Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe,
released by the province on June 16, 2006; and
- be carried out as a Group 'A'
project, in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment
for Provincial Transportation Facilities.
A major component of the study is
an outreach and consultation program structured around six
key points of decision-making, each of which will be supported
- the release of a newsletter;
- the release of draft reports for
review and comment;
- a round of Public Information
- posting of information on the
study web site; and
- newspaper notices announcing the
For an overview of the study process click
here (PDF/25 kb) .
MTO has retained AECOM (formerly TSH) to provide professional consulting engineering services
for this work. A Project Team consisting of MTO and AECOM staff
will be responsible for the completion of the Study.
This Web site has been established to provide
project information and collect your comments on the Study.
We encourage you to read through the site and send us your
feedback. We will be updating this site with additional information,
such as upcoming Public Meetings, as the Study progresses.
Please check this site regularly for updates and details on
how you can get involved. If you wish to be added to our mailing
list or submit comments or questions, please go to the Contact
Us section of the Web site.