Elm Street - Traffic Lane Reconfiguration

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The City of Greater Sudbury will be completing road improvements on Elm Street from Big Nickel Road to Regent Street and on Beatty Street from Elm Street to Frood Road between May and October 2019. Improvements will include new pavement, repairs on curbs and sidewalks, where required, traffic signal upgrades and sewer spot repairs.

An objective of this capital project is to also introduce a new traffic lane configuration to make this segment of Elm Street, a ‘Complete Street’. Currently, there are two general purpose vehicular travel lanes in each direction, as well as a sidewalk and/or boulevard on each side of the road. The City is proposing to reconfigure the roadway to include a centre left turn lane, one general purpose vehicular travel lane in each direction and on-road bike lanes along the curb on both sides of the street.


Background

In June 2018, City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy. This means that wherever possible during road construction, the City is aiming to provide more safe and convenient transportation options for people who walk, ride a bicycle and use public transit.

In 2016, City Council also adopted a sustainability-focused Transportation Master Plan which aims to find a balance between expanding our road network and ensuring that we are making the highest and best use of our existing network. The Transportation Master Plan is also guided by three main principles of building healthy communities and ensuring sustainability and economic vitality for Greater Sudbury.


The City of Greater Sudbury will be completing road improvements on Elm Street from Big Nickel Road to Regent Street and on Beatty Street from Elm Street to Frood Road between May and October 2019. Improvements will include new pavement, repairs on curbs and sidewalks, where required, traffic signal upgrades and sewer spot repairs.

An objective of this capital project is to also introduce a new traffic lane configuration to make this segment of Elm Street, a ‘Complete Street’. Currently, there are two general purpose vehicular travel lanes in each direction, as well as a sidewalk and/or boulevard on each side of the road. The City is proposing to reconfigure the roadway to include a centre left turn lane, one general purpose vehicular travel lane in each direction and on-road bike lanes along the curb on both sides of the street.


Background

In June 2018, City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy. This means that wherever possible during road construction, the City is aiming to provide more safe and convenient transportation options for people who walk, ride a bicycle and use public transit.

In 2016, City Council also adopted a sustainability-focused Transportation Master Plan which aims to find a balance between expanding our road network and ensuring that we are making the highest and best use of our existing network. The Transportation Master Plan is also guided by three main principles of building healthy communities and ensuring sustainability and economic vitality for Greater Sudbury.