Throughout the summer, the City continued to develop options for Terwillegar Drive to address public priorities including:
- Alleviating congestion quickly on Terwillegar Drive
- Accommodating all current direct accesses to neighbourhoods
- Minimizing traffic diversions through neighbourhoods
- Improving accommodation of transit users, pedestrians and cyclists
After analyzing the public and technical needs, an expressway was identified as one of the potential options, in addition to the freeway plan, that could address the public priorities and provide a solution for Terwillegar Drive. An expressway is a high-capacity roadway with intersections that would allow access to communities and amenities. All modes of transportation including motorist, public transit, pedestrians and cyclists can also be accommodated with an expressway option.
The City presented an information report to Urban Planning Committee on October 2 regarding the freeway and the new expressway option, and a revised public engagement plan for the Terwillegar Drive concept planning study. City staff recommended additional engagement be conducted with area residents, communities, organizations, businesses and commuters prior to recommending a long-term plan.
The Committee report and meeting minutes are now available to view for more information.
Additional details will be shared here shortly following the information report on October 2. Please sign up to receive notifications of future updates and engagement opportunities.