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County to present preferred alternative for Picton Town Hill intersection on October 3

September 20, 2023

The preferred alternative for the Picton Town Hill intersection improvements will be presented at a second public consultation centre (PCC) on Tuesday, October 3.

County staff and the consultant, BT Engineering Inc., will present the options that were explored and explain why the preferred alternative was selected. The PCC will follow an open house drop-in format with information boards and personnel on hand to walk through with the attendees to answer any questions and submit feedback.

The PCC will take place on October 3 at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street) from 6-8 pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the information boards will posted online following the meeting. Comments will be accepted until Friday, October 20.

The municipality is completing a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study for improvements to the Picton Town Hill intersection. The study is evaluating all reasonable alternatives to improve the operation, safety and capacity of the existing intersection. The municipality has retained BT Engineering Inc. to lead the technical aspect of this project.

This MCEA project is building on the work completed by the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in 2021, which recommended a high-level, broad range of alternatives to address the safety and operational concerns at the intersection. The MCEA addresses the TMP’s recommendation that the municipality complete a standalone study with a site-specific focus and additional public consultation.

This MCEA study is looking at potential solutions that will expand on the short-term actions recently completed. Those short-term actions, which were required by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), included the installation of a new cantilever sign, updated line painting and pavement markings, and replacement of a retaining wall on Bridge Street. Provincial funding covered 90 per cent of these improvements. More information is available online.

If you are interested in receiving further information on this project, contact Jeff Shortt, Project Manager, at jshortt@pecounty.on.ca or 613.476.2148 extension 1007.

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