What is the purpose of this study?

This Detail Design assignment is building on the recommendations made during the Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for the improvements to the intersection of Highway 12/Simcoe Road 169/Ramara Road 6 in the Township of Ramara, County of Simcoe. The study started in 2011, was completed in 2014, and included consultation with External Agencies/Stakeholders, property owners, and the public.

A range of alternative intersection improvements were identified and evaluated, based on consideration of environmental, socio-economic, engineering factors and other considerations. The preferred alternative selected for the Highway 12/Simcoe Road 169/Ramara Road 6 intersection was installation of a roundabout.

The purpose of this Detail Design assignment was to finalize the design, develop strategies to reduce environmental impacts and integrate the project into the local surroundings.

What is the study process?

The study was undertaken to fulfill the requirements of a Group ‘C’ project under the Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities.

An Environmental Screening Document was prepared documenting the existing environmental conditions, summary of design features, potential impacts of the undertaking, required mitigation procedures, as well as consultation activities.

How are people being notified about this study?

Identified stakeholders were sent letters to inform them of this Detail Design study. Residents, businesses and occupants located within 2 km were also sent notification letters. Based on the comments received, the project mailing list was updated throughout the study.

When does the public have an opportunity for input into the EA study?

The project followed the approved planning process for a Group “C” project in accordance with the “Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities” (2000) with the opportunity for public input throughout the study. The public is encouraged to review material on this website and contact us if they have any questions, comment or concerns.

What is the timing for construction?

Construction commenced in the spring of 2022 and is expected to finish by the end of November 2022.