Grey Road 40 & Hwy 26 Intersection EA

The Town of The Blue Mountains, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Grey County has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for potential improvements in this area to consider the solutions to meet projected increases in traffic volume and address traffic congestion and safety concerns related to access to Highway 26. The following improvements are being considered:

Short term Improvements

Long Term Improvements

Study Area:



Public Meeting Dates:

Date 1:  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Date 2:  Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Town of The Blue Mountains Council Chambers.
                 32 Mill Street, Thornbury ON

PIC - Hwy 26 & GR 40 Intersection Improvements Municipal Class EA Study

Public Information Centre - (April 24, 2014) Hwy 26 & GR 40

Project File Report (PFR)

Notice of Completion

Preferred Solution

Based on the evaluation of the alternatives and the comments received from stakeholders, a combination of Alternatives is preferred over the short and long term.  Over the short term, the preferred Alternatives are the Realignment or Closure of Intersections, including Woodland Park Road and Lakewood Drive at their intersection with Highway 26 and Woodland Park Road at its intersection with Grey Road 40, and Additional Turning Lanes, including an eastbound right-turn lane on Highway 26 at Grey Road 40. New road connections are to be provided between Georgian Glen Subdivision and Woodland Park Road.

Over the long term, the addition of Signalized Control is preferred at the intersection of Highway 26 / Grey Road 40 / Lakewood Drive (contingent upon traffic volumes),including a Northbound Right Turn Lane.

Public Comments

Public Comments on the PFR are to be submitted by 4:30pm, March 6, 2017.
Please provide comments by emailing HWY26GR40EA@RJBURNSIDE.COM, or by contacting either of the following Project Team members:

Mr. Ron Kerr
Project Manager
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
3 Ronell Crescent 
Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 4J6
Telephone: (705) 797-4293
Fax: (705) 446-2399

Mr. Reg Russwurm, MBA. P.Eng
Director of Infrastructure & Public Works
Town of The Blue Mountains
32 Mill Street, P.O. Box 310
Thornbury, Ontario, N0H 2P0
Telephone: (519)599-3131 x 260
Fax: 519-599-7723

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved through discussion with the Town of The Blue Mountains, the person/party with the concern may submit a written request to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment (referred to as a “Part II Order”), which addresses individual environmental assessments.  Written requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister by 4:30pm, March 6, 2017.  A copy of the written request for Part II Order should also be sent to the Director, Environmental Approvals Branch and to the Town of The Blue Mountains project team by this time and date.  If no request is received, the Town of The Blue Mountains intends to proceed with detailed design and construction subject to Provincial and Municipal priorities and budgets.

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Floor 11, 77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5
Fax: 416-314-8452

Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
135 St. Clair Ave West, 1st Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5