Between 2013 and 2016, the MTO completed a comprehensive operational review of Highway 28 and
PCR 4 Intersection in response to growing traffic volumes. This study evaluated opportunities to optimize
the use of the existing facility, while providing for the efficient movement of people and goods. It examined
existing and potential future problems and opportunities and provided a Recommended Plan of the
intersection over the next 20 years. The Recommended Plan included new traffic signals and left and right
turn lanes including drainage improvements.
The Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study was carried out in accordance with the
approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ projects under the MTO Class EA, and was
documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) which received environmental
clearance in May 2017.
The Study Process
The Highway 28 and PCR 4 Intersection Improvement Study is following the approved environmental
planning process for Group ‘B’ undertakings under the Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental
Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input
throughout the project.
Upon completion of detail design, a Design and Construction Report (DCR) will be prepared and filed for a
30-day public review period in accordance with the Class EA requirements.
At that time, a Notice of Submission will be published in local newspapers and posted on this website to
explain the review process and identify locations where the DCR can be reviewed. The DCR will
- Study objectives;
- Project-specific earlier and related work;
- Proposed design modifications to the Preliminary Recommended Plan documented in the TESR;
- Associated environmental protection/mitigation measures included in the contract package;
- Consultation with external stakeholders and the public; and
- Further commitments to be addressed during construction.
The DCR will be placed on the Public Record for a review period of 30 calendar days to provide the
opportunity for stakeholders to review and comment on the document.