Maley Drive Extension Project

The Maley Drive Extension is a solid investment in the social, economic and environmental future of the City of Greater Sudbury that will deliver short-term, medium-term and long-term benefits to residents, business and industry in an affordable and fiscally responsible manner, made possible by a three-way cost sharing partnership.

The Maley Drive Extension will be built in two phases. Phase One will connect LaSalle Boulevard West with Falconbridge Highway.

Phase Two will extend the Maley Drive Extension to Elm Street West (Municipal Road 35).

The Maley Drive Extension addresses the future needs of the City of Greater Sudbury.

**Claims- Residents are asked to contact the contractor directly to discuss damages to their property.

Please contact:

TerraNorth

799 Luoma Road

Sudbury, Ontario

P3G 1J4

Reference ENG17-35 Maley Drive Expansion on correspndence

The Maley Drive Extension is a solid investment in the social, economic and environmental future of the City of Greater Sudbury that will deliver short-term, medium-term and long-term benefits to residents, business and industry in an affordable and fiscally responsible manner, made possible by a three-way cost sharing partnership.

The Maley Drive Extension will be built in two phases. Phase One will connect LaSalle Boulevard West with Falconbridge Highway.

Phase Two will extend the Maley Drive Extension to Elm Street West (Municipal Road 35).

The Maley Drive Extension addresses the future needs of the City of Greater Sudbury.

**Claims- Residents are asked to contact the contractor directly to discuss damages to their property.

Please contact:

TerraNorth

799 Luoma Road

Sudbury, Ontario

P3G 1J4

Reference ENG17-35 Maley Drive Expansion on correspndence

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  • I love the new Maley Drive extension and roundabouts. The traffic flow through these areas is efficient and fast. The lights at Lasalle and Frood Road are a bottleneck to traffic flow. For southwest bound traffic, the left hand turn lane to Frood Road is not long enough, and traffic regularly backs up into the single lane of Lasalle, stopping all traffic. Frequent cycling of the lights at the Frood Road intersection also regularly causes evening traffic travelling northeast to back up from Frood Road to well past halfway to Elm Street. The intersection at Frood road is in need of attention, and the solutions may range from as simple as adjusting the timing of the lights to a full on roundabout.

    Sean asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for the positive comments regarding the Maley Drive project.

    The current Frood Road intersection configuration is a temporary situation, however we are planning to do permanent intersection improvements in the spring of 2020. The attached plan shows the proposed improvements.

    With respect to the traffic signal timing, both the green timing for the through lanes on Lasalle Blvd and the westbound left turn movement have been increased. We will continue to monitor the signal timing through the winter and make adjustments as necessary.


  • Where do I report potholes

    Lorraine asked 12 months ago

    Please call 311

  • Did I see it said the road between Barrydowne and hwy 69 North will open to traffic end of Nov? If not any idea when? Thank you

    Julie-Anne asked 4 months ago

    The new Maley Drive Highway will be open to traffic this Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon).

  • Was any tree planting done behind Agincourt (where trees were removed so that constructions crews could enter the site initially) as was noted would be done by Stephen Monet's team at the public meetings? If not yet, is there an ETA on when it will be completed?

    erincg1 asked 7 months ago

    Earlier this week the City's re-greening group was planting in the area of new berm and within the City's property limits where the natural vegetation was disturbed. The work included the planting of 693 seedlings (small trees).

    The property off of Agincourt Avenue that was used to access the construction zone is privately owned. An agreement for access was made between the contractor and the property owner. As part of this agreement, the contractor is responsible to restore the private property. The timing of the restoration is scheduled for this fall, but is dependent on weather.


  • 1 - As there is additional blasting for this project (east of Notre Dame) that is currently ongoing, could it not be used for sound mitigation as the City had said previously that if there was extra rock it could be? 2 - Is there any current planning or drawings that can be shared with the public regarding the tree planting that the City mentioned (behind Agincourt) in the last public meeting?

    Erin1 asked over 1 year ago

     We acknowledge that the report presented to council on Aug 14, 2018, for Noise Abatement Measures for Maley Drive identified the Construction of a rock berm as a noise mitigation alternative with surplus rock, however at this time we are not anticipating surplus rock.

    There are no drawings to be shared in relation to the tree planting, however the planting will follow closely the Regreening Program's current operations. All pertinent information about the Regreening Program can be found at:

    Hope that answers your questions.

  • How will the intersection of Frood Rd and Lasalle Blvd be upgraded as a result of the project? With 4 lanes of traffic at the eastern side of the intersection what will the lane configuration look like? Will the timing of the traffic lights be improved/updated, or is it being considered to replace the traffic lights with another roundabout?

    Sean asked over 1 year ago

    The existing signalized intersection at Frood Road and Lasalle Blvd will not be upgraded as part of the Maley Drive Extension and Widening Project. The new 4 lane section on Lasalle Blvd begins approximately 700 metres east of Frood Road near the new roundabout at the Collège Boréal entrance. The traffic signals timing at Frood Road will be monitored after the Maley Drive Extension and Widening project is completed and adjustments will be made if required. Phase 2 of the Maley Drive Extension and Widening Project includes a roundabout at the Frood Road intersection. There are no plans to construct Phase 2 at this time.

  • How will the traffic flow at the intersection of Frood Road and LaSalle be designed to accommodate the new 4 lane configuration on one side? I often find the eastbound traffic from Elm Street to back up a significant distance from this intersection and have experienced it taking several lights to proceed through the intersection. Is part of the current project aimed looking at the traffic flow at the Frood/LaSalle intersection to improve this?

    Sean asked over 1 year ago

    The Frood Road/ Lasalle Blvd intersection will continue to be signalized. The rock widening on the north side of Lasalle Blvd from Frood Road to approximately 700 metres east of Frood Road is being done as part of Contract ENG17-35 for future 4 lane construction. This section will be resurfaced with new asphalt pavement when major construction has been completed and will remain a 2 lane facility. The new 4 lane section of Lasalle Blvd begins approximately 700 metres east of Frood Road near the new roundabout at the Collège Boréal entrance. The roundabout eliminates the traffic signals and provides continuous traffic flow. The eastbound continuous traffic flow, east of Frood Road, will mitigate traffic congestion and right turn delays at the Frood Road signalized intersection.


    Hope this answers your question.



  • I live in the Valleystream subdivision and I am very concerned about losing the ability to turn east and west onto Maley Drive from Richelieu Ct. I travel out that intersection in both directions multiple times a day and do not want to have to drive a km down the road to a round-about to go in the opposite direction. If the road is extended east on Barrydowne Rd. will access be lost? There are several situations in Sudbury where a 4 lane road has access with stop signs, if east of Barrydowne did not have a divided road, access could be granted through stop signs to the 3 different locations needing access along Maley. Is this a possibility?

    James asked almost 2 years ago

    Access and egress from Valleystream Subdivision at the north end is via Richelieu Crt. The four laning of Maley Drive from Barry Downe Road to Lansing Avenue will result in right-in/right-out only traffic movements at Richelieu Crt. The attached plan shows the four lane configuration from Barry Downe Road to Lansing Avenue. Richelieu Crt is located approximately 500 metres west of Lansing Avenue. Turning right from Richelieu Crt and using the roundabout to return to Richelieu Crt results in a total additional length of approximately 1 km.

    The roadway classification for Maley Drive from Barry Downe Road to Lansing Avenue is Arterial Divided and access is controlled. Intersections are considered to be areas of high collision potential and minimizing conflict points results in a safer roadway. The right-in/right-out movements at the existing intersections is the optimum method of reducing conflict points and providing a safer roadway. The construction of the roundabout at Lansing Avenue provides uninterrupted flow which facilitates traffic movement.

    Many studies have found that roundabouts are safer than traditional types of intersections. Although there may be as many reported collisions, typically there are fewer injuries and less damage to vehicles because:

    · roundabouts have slower and more consistent speeds

    · traffic is moving one way

    · roundabouts have fewer conflicts than traditional intersections

    · pedestrians crossing roundabouts only have one direction of traffic to cross at a time


  • There were two blasts yesterday which were surprising considering at the public meeting we were told that when there was a low ceiling (cloudy/rainy etc.) they would not be blasting as it basically amplifies the sound and it was a rainy/cloudy day yesterday. I was outside for the one blast and it had just started to rain beforehand. Bringing this to your attention as the public seem to be told one thing while the contractors do another.

    almost 2 years ago

    At the public meeting last month, there are two types of blasts presently being done on the Maley Project. One being a production blast and the other is referred to as a shear blast. Shear blasts can produce high concussion and can appear to be a lot louder than production blasts, therefore the contractor has committed to doing these types of blasts when there is a higher ceiling, rather than in cloudy overcast conditions. I spoke with the Contractor this morning and they have confirmed that the 2 blasts yesterday were standard production blasts and not shear blasts. 

  • When the existing portion of Maley Drive is reconstructed, will the roundabout be installed at the Lansing Street intersection, or will the roundabout be constructed during a future phase that would see the four-laning of the existing portion of Maley Drive? If a roundabout is not part of the two-lane reconstruction phase, will the existing Lansing intersection at Maley remain the same, and will the entrance to TimberWolf remain at its present location until the four-laning of the existing portion of Maley Drive is constructed?

    sprngdl asked almost 2 years ago

    The work along Maley Drive includes the reconstruction of the existing two lane section between Barry Downe and Falconbridge Road. The existing Lansing Intersection at Maley Drive and the entrance to Timber Wolf will remain the same. A roundabout will be constructed at the Barry Downe/Maley Intersection. Should additional funds become available, we would then look at widening Maley Drive between Barry Downe and Lansing to four lanes including a roundabout at the Maley/Lansing Intersection. The additional widening and roundabout at Lansing would be pending approval from City council and our Federal and Provinical Partners.