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City of Peterborough studies and projects set objectives and guide our activities on behalf of the community. Through studies, we conduct research, assessments and consultation to ensure that City projects and work plans are effective. Projects are initiatives we are undertaking to improve City infrastructure or services. Find out how we are approaching each project and the steps we are taking to reach completion.

Studies

10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Review

Housing provides a solid foundation for people as they work, seek jobs, care for each other and live healthy, productive lives. Housing is fundamental to creating successful communities and preventing homelessness. Safe and stable housing provides a good basis to raise children. It is a crucial factor in a child’s success at school and in continuing to higher education and employment.

Families and individuals must have housing that is affordable and meets their unique needs, for the well-being of the Peterborough community. A range and mix of homes for people living and working in this community and a housing market that creates jobs in the industry are key factors in a strong local economy.

The 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan lays out a vision that will shape the City’s leadership in the housing and homelessness sectors, from 2014-2024.

We have reviewed and updated our plan, and the 2018 Housing and Homelessness Progress Report is now available. Some of the work we did to prepare the progress report includes:

  • updating goals for the City and County of Peterborough;
  • connecting with the community to learn from people with lived experience;
  • listening to organizations that help people;
  • gathering and analyzing data to understand community needs;
  • creating targets to improve the housing and homelessness system; and
  • setting up a new Steering Committee and structure to helping staff to guide the work for the community.

We are working to meet the housing needs of people across the housing continuum. This means helping people who:

  • are experiencing homeless
  • are renting
  • want to own, or already own their home

The focus will be on helping people with low incomes and using a “Housing First” approach to ending chronic homelessness.

2017 Proposed boundary change

Over the past four years the City of Peterborough has had discussions with the Township of Cavan Monaghan and the County of Peterborough regarding a Municipal Boundary change in order to secure employment lands, capable of being serviced, for the benefit of the region.

Peterborough is one of eight cities located outside of the Greater Toronto Area identified under Provincial policy as an Urban Growth Centre, which is where future population growth is projected to occur in the next 25 years. The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe establishes growth targets for the City of Peterborough. The City is projected to have a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs by 2041. To accommodate this projected growth, especially the employment aspects, the City of Peterborough will require additional lands to provide places for existing and new residents to work.

Report CAO17-002 MOU – Securing Employment Lands for the Benefit of the Region was presented to Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole on March 6, 2017.

Airport Sanitary and Water Servicing Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough started a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) in July 2016 to study the existing sanitary infrastructure and then identify future servicing needs and ways to provide those services. This study included both the existing sewage pumping station and the forcemain that connects the Airport to the City's sewage treatment plant. The current sanitary pumping station is reaching capacity due to recent increases in flow rates from the expansion at the airport. The servicing upgrades are intended to provide for the long-term growth and development at the Airport as laid out in the Airport Strategic Development Plan.

Since starting the EA, there have been reported domestic water quality and water supply issues at the Airport. As well, the firefighting system will likely require an upgrade in light of proposed airport expansion.

As a result, the scope of the study has been updated to include the investigation of the existing potable water services and identify future water supply requirements and ways to meet that demand.

The EA will evaluate the different ways servicing upgrades can address the current and future servicing requirements and recommend the preferred ways to provide those services.

After the preferred servicing plan is identified, a conceptual design will be developed incorporating measures to minimize or mitigate impacts to the environment and the community.

The study will follow the approved environmental planning process for Schedule ‘B' under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved planning process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Major Sport & Event Centre Study

The City completed a Feasibility Study for a Major Sport and Event Centre in Peterborough to determine the overall feasibility and cost-benefits of investment in a new Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre in the City.

The Feasibility Study completed by Sierra Planning and Management, was divided into two phases:

  • Phase One: Feasibility Study included stakeholder and community consultation and will determine market and community needs to justify a Major Sport and Event Centre in the City and broader region, beyond what is provided currently in the existing Peterborough Memorial Centre.
  • Phase Two: Business Case to provide specific recommendations on the requirements for a new Major Sport and Event Centre based on the information gathered in Phase One.

The next phase of the Major Sport and Event Centre project includes site selection, which consists of a detailed evaluation of the shortlist of candidate sites identified during the feasibility study. The evaluation will explore the estimated capital cost to acquire and/or develop, planning suitability, parking supply and demand and long-term strategic alignment with the Official Plan objectives in the areas under consideration.

Questions and comments can be emailed to MSECProjectInformation@peterborough.ca.

Reports

CSAD18-001 Major Sport and Event Centre Feasibility Study Presentation

CSAD18-003 Major Sport and Event Centre Feasibility Study Phase I Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Council Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Final Feasibility Study Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Locational Report Presentation

Municipal Parks and Open Space Review

The City of Peterborough began a review of our municipal parks and open spaces in July 2018.

The key objectives of the review are:

  1. Establish guidelines and standards on park planning, provision and design including:
    • a process for developing new parks (including City and developer responsibilities)
    • parks and open space planning and design guidelines/standards to improve the appeal and functionality of parks (with a focus on neighbourhood parkland)
    • determine how accessibility to and within parks can be improved
    • provide guidelines to increase connectivity within the open space system
    • recommend sustainability measures
    • illustrate how to celebrate history and natural heritage
  2. Evaluate Neighbourhood parks and identify high priority parks in need of rejuvenation.
  3. Identify gaps in access to neighbourhood parkland and provide strategies to begin to address the gaps. Access will be measured by:
    • calculating if there is sufficient quantity of parkland in each planning area;
    • examining location/distribution of parkland, accounting for barriers; and
    • accounting for current and future residential density, as well as household income.
  4. Evaluate the large amount of City-owned (non-parkland) open space and recommend sites to to officially become parkland.

An underlying principle: Access + Quality + Inclusivity = Park Equity

  • Access means ease to get to parks and move through them
  • Quality includes park function, aesthetic value and resilience to change
  • Inclusivity means the degree to which all background of people have adequate access to parks (including vulnerable populations)

So far, community engagement includes:

  • A Stakeholder's Forum
  • The two meetings with the Arenas, Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee
  • Two meetings with the Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • A meeting with First Nation representatives
  • A meeting with Peterborough Community Health
  • A Steering Committee comprised of City staff is overseeing the project.

Basterfield & Associates - Landscape Architects and The Rethink Group – Leisure Services Planning and Management are assisting the City with this project.

If you have questions or would like to provide input, please email the Recreation Division.

Official Plan

The Official Plan sets the vision and direction that shapes the growth and development of the City. By the year 2041, the City is expected to grow to a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs – an increase of about 32,000 people and 14,000 jobs from 2016.

The City is updating the Official Plan with input from the community. We invite you to be engaged in the process and to get involved.

Otonabee River Trail Extension Around Little Lake

This Class Environmental Assessment identifies a recommended design for the Otonabee River Trail around Little Lake from the George Street Wharf in Del Crary Park to Haggart Street.

Parkway Corridor Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough has considered a Parkway as a potential transportation solution to ease traffic congestion and enhance north-south travel within and through Peterborough.

On February 5, 2016, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued an “Order” pursuant to the Environmental Assessment Act requiring the City to complete an additional study to “ensure that the preferred alternative and environmental mitigation measures proposed are still valid in the current planning context”.

On April 4, 2016 the City provided its "Response" to the Minister's Order.

Reports

Parkway Corridor Final Environmental Study Report

Study Reports

April, 2016: Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Order Report

February, 2016: Order – Proponent Letter

May, 2014: City Response to Part II Order Requests

November, 2013: Committee of the Whole Report

November, 2013: Committee of the Whole Presentation

September, 2013: Public Information Centre #3

June, 2013: Benefit Cost Assessment of Alternatives

March, 2013: Public Information Centre #2

November 2012: Parkway Corridor EA – Final Problem-Opportunity Council Report

November 2012: Public Information Centre #1

Peterborough Transit Study

The City of Peterborough is working on three parallel and related studies to improve transit service now and in the future. The three studies are:

  • A Transit Route Review to redesign the transit network in the near term so that connectivity and service are improved;
  • A Long-Term Transit Growth Strategy to set the vision for the future of transit and identify the resources needed to achieve it; and
  • A Downtown Transit Hub Plan to identify a plan to improve or relocate the downtown transit terminal.

Visit the study website for details: https://ptstudy.ca/

This study will update the 2012 Public Transit Operations Review The Route Ahead.

Television Road Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

In 2016 the City of Peterborough determined that the Television Road bridge crossing at South Meade Creek needs to be replaced. We are completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (EA) to determine the best layout of a replacement bridge and outline any effects the replacement bridge will have on the surrounding area.

The EA is being conducted under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Act and we will be accepting comments, questions and ideas from the public throughout the study. 

A public open house was held on October 17, 2019.  The open house provided a chance to review the study progress so far.  Display boards and background reports including the draft Study Design, Cultural Heritage Assessment Report, draft Design Criteria memo, Traffic Review Memo, and the draft Value Planning Report were  available for review and comment.

Comments, questions or ideas about the EA and bride replacement can be sent directly to the City’s Project Manager.

 

Watershed Planning Study

No matter where you live or work, we are all located in a watershed. A watershed is simply defined as an area of land that drains surface water and groundwater into a river or stream. Protection and enhancement of a watershed and the water resource system, including surface water and groundwater features, is a priority action for the City of Peterborough. 

The watershed planning study will be a collaborative effort, dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our water resources.

Projects

Arena & Aquatics Complex Project

The City is planning to build a new arena complex to replace the Northcrest Arena. The new Arena complex will be located on the south side of Pioneer Road on property provided by Trent University.

The following elements are planned to be included in the building:

  • twin pad community arena
  • elevated running track
  • off-ice training centre
  • sport office and sport storage space
  • administrative space
  • multi-purpose and meeting facilities
  • commercial opportunities
  • addition of a 25-metre, competitive pool and a warm up pool is also being considered

The Arena Needs Assessment study completed in 2013 identified this as a priority project.

For additional information, comment or questions you may email arenacomplex@peterborough.ca.

Project Documents

Bethune Street Project

The City of Peterborough has a plan to redevelop Bethune Street from Townsend St. to Dublin St. The streetscape, designed for local traffic, includes a “linear park-like” corridor ideal for cyclists and pedestrians.

illustration of future Bethune Street showing walker and cyclists and landscaping

illustraton of future Bethune Street corridor near library

This project has sprung from the Jackson Creek Flood Diversion project, in accordance with the recommendations of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study completed in 2014. Along with the Diversion project, sanitary sewer upgrades, from Dalhousie Street to Dublin Street, to accommodate growth in the north end of the City, are also proposed. These construction activities present an opportunity for the complete reconstruction of all surface features on the Bethune Street corridor and a portion of Charlotte Street and Townsend Street.

The most recent reports to Council include a presentation on project concepts and the approach to overhead transmission lines.

The Bethune Street Project includes a Land-Use Urban Design Study. The study was needed in order to finalize the design of the street. The Study recommends land-uses for the different character areas down the corridor and prescribes the building massing, heights, setbacks, and typologies. It recommends urban design standards for buildings at corners and for prominent sites, the design of commercial ground floors, preferred locations for driveway entrances, vehicle parking loading areas and much more.

Brealey Drive Project

The reconstruction of Brealey Drive between Sir Sandford Fleming Dr. and Lansdowne St. was completed in 2016. The street design reflects Complete Streets principles, providing safe and convenient access along and across the street for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

The next phase is the reconstruction of Brealey Drive between Lansdowne St. and Sherbrooke St. The reconstruction will improve the intersections, install curbs and gutters to improve stormwater management and provide infrastructure for people walking and cycling.

The relocation of utilities will continue into 2020 with construction of the road scheduled to commence in spring 2023 pending budget approvals.

Contact Curtis Mei 705-742-7777 ext. 1665 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Charlotte Street Renewal

The Charlotte Street Project includes its intersection with Park Street and stretches east to Water Street. There are two distinct zones to the street's design described as follows:

The section of Charlotte Street, between Aylmer Street and George Street has been designed as a "Flexible Street", where on-street parking may be accommodated within the winter months. However, during the warm weather seasons, bollards and other street furnishings can be moved to the outer limit of the on-street parking zones to effectively widen the sidewalk, which will allow for sidewalk cafes similar in ways to the Hunter Street Cafe District design.

This section of Charlotte Street is seen as an extension of the Urban Park. It is a zone where the pedestrian travel is the priority. The idea is to have the design for the Urban Park seamlessly integrate with the design of Charlotte Street in that block.

The current plan is to close Charlotte Street to vehicular traffic on occasion, from Aylmer Street to George Street. This will enable people to come and go as they please without conflict with vehicles while community events are held in the Urban Park and on this section of Charlotte Street. Charlotte Street would not be paved with asphalt between Aylmer and George Street, but will be paved with an alternative material to be compatible with the Urban Park and have pedestrian-friendly character.

The section of Charlotte Street between Aylmer Street and Park Street is essentially a streetscape improvement project, where overhead utilities will be rationalized and re-installed underground. Street trees, new paving, new streetlights and furnishings are part of the plan, including the incorporation of bicycle lanes on both sides of the street.

The City currently has budgeted for the detailed design and preparation of tender documents for Charlotte Street. However, we still need to budget for its construction. It is anticipated that the first construction phase of Charlotte Street will take place from Aylmer Street to Water Street and will follow closely behind the completion of the Urban Park.

Public consultation

We have heard from members of the community including residents, merchants, land owners and interested stakeholders through a Public Information Centre as well as meetings with stakeholders and special interest groups.

More input is welcome. Please share your comments with Brian Buchardt, Planner - Urban Design, at 705-742-7777 x1734 or by email.

Chemong Road Reconstruction

The reconstruction of Chemong Road is from Reid St. to a point 200 metres north of Sunset Boulevard, Reid Street from Chemong Road to Edinburgh Street and Parkhill Road from Downie Street to Chemong Road. The street design reflects Complete Streets principles, providing safe and convenient access along and across the street for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Preliminary design for the reconstruction of Chemong Road is well underway, and the Environmental Assessment of the project was endorsed by City Council in March 2013 with final provincial approval in 2016.

The need for improvements are as follows:

  • Continued growth in the north end will increase the traffic demand.
  • Southbound left turn at Chemong/Parkhill has long delays during peak times, but cannot signalize due to steep road grade along Parkhill Road
  • Road congestion during peak times warrants designated left turn lanes
  • Reduce flood waters along corridor by upsizing storm sewer and increasing the number of catch basins
  • Poor pedestrian and cycling facilities throughout the entire corridor
  • Preliminary detailed design consists of:
  • Upgraded pedestrian facilities and accessibility at intersections
  • New traffic signals at Chemong/Highland intersection
  • Upgraded transit stops with bus shelters, where applicable
  • New concrete curb and upgraded storm/sanitary/water system
  • Maintain two travel lanes in each direction with shared left turn lanes
  • Designated left turn lanes at all signalized intersections
  • 1.5-metre-wide sidewalk (east side), 3-metre-wid asphalt multi-use trail (west side)
  • Dead-end Chemong north of Parkhill, re-align Chemong/Reid with larger centreline radius and pedestrian crossing

Concept drawings were presented at a Public Open House on December 13, 2018. The Preliminary Design with Aerial Photo (1 of 2) and Preliminary Design with Aerial Photo (2 of 2) provide an overview. Comments on the preliminary design were accepted at the Public Open House and accepted until January 4, 2019.

Property appraisals and acquisitions shall be completed in 2019. The images Property Required (1 of 2) and Property Required (2 of 2) provide details. The relocation of utilities will be completed in 2020 with road construction scheduled to commence in spring 2021, pending budget approvals.

Contact Mike Cummings by email or 705-742-7777 ext. 1503 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Cleantech Commons

The City of Peterborough, in partnership with Trent University, is developing Cleantech Commons (formerly referred to as the Trent Research and Innovation Park). Located at Trent University along Pioneer Road and Ninth Line, Cleantech Commons is to become Canada's premier green technology research and innovation site, hosting a cluster of companies and start-up enterprises in the fields of clean technology, environmental services, advanced material sciences biotechnology, medical and health products, agri-food and agri-business and information and communications technologies.

The City has prepared a Master Plan to guide the planning and development of Cleantech Commons over time. The Master Plan presents an overall planning vision for the Research Park and the principles that will guide decision-making for Cleantech Commons throughout its development.

You can find more information on the project on our Cleantech Commons project page.

Contact us regarding business and leasing opportunities:

Peterborough Economic Development

Suzanne McCrimmon

Director of Business Development

705-743-0777 x 2127

SMcCrimmon@peterboroughed.ca

Crawford Drive and Harper Road Extension and Reconstruction

Map of final plan for Crawford Drive extension

The City had contemplated making changes to the road network in this area long before the development application for the casino and hotel. The City completed an Environmental Assessment Study in 2012 for the reconfiguration of the roads to improve safety and accommodate future redevelopment of these lands.

The approved plan from 2012 included closing the existing section of Crawford Drive and building a new extension of Crawford Drive north across the rail line to connect with Rye Street. The existing Harper Road crossing of the rail line is also planned to be closed as part of this project and will be realigned to intersect with the extension of Crawford Drive.

As part of the Casino and Hotel redevelopment plan, it was determined that the original Crawford Drive Extension project was still needed to address the traffic generated by this new development. As part of those developments, the City collected development charges to pay for growth-related infrastructure requirements beyond the site. Prior to starting construction, the City needed to complete the detailed design work and satisfy requirements for permits necessary to allow for construction to proceed.

To deal with the traffic situation while the City obtained the necessary permits for the road realignments, the City developed a plan to phase-in the road network changes, including the closure of a section of Crawford Drive before the actual road work could begin.

Map of Crawford Drive extension phase 1b

Construction for the realignment and extension of Crawford Drive has started. The new road will open in stages as the work progresses. The project is currently in Stage 1B, as illustrated.

 Why was the old section of Crawford Drive closed?

The traffic flow in the area of Crawford Drive, the Parkway and Harper Road would potentially be unsafe with current traffic flow plus the added traffic from the casino and new hotel if Crawford Drive remained open between The Parkway and Harper Road.  There are no turn lanes on the old section of Crawford Drive, the sight lines from the temporary entrance to the casino, hotel and Tim Horton’s are limited, and the existing traffic levels on Crawford Drive often resulted in traffic backups beyond the location of the temporary entrance to the Tim Horton’s. The immediate, interim closure of a section of Crawford Drive has safely managed the traffic situation while the City proceeds with the road network realignment in that area.

At the request of Metrolinx, the former section of Crawford Drive was left open to bus traffic only, since the detour for GO buses would have resulted in additional travel time that would have resulted in the GO buses missing their connections with trains at the Oshawa Station. Given the low volume of bus traffic using the former section of Crawford Drive it was determined that this would not pose a safety risk to traffic using the temporary casino entrance, as long as the buses were forced to stop and yield to traffic using the temporary casino entrance.

 What is the detour route?

The posted detour route for the closure of Crawford Drive is localized in nature and is signed for drivers to use the Parkway and Sir Sandford Fleming Drive to by-pass the closure. Any additional travel delay associated with the closure is minor compared to the traffic congestion and potential safety risks that could have resulted if Crawford Drive had been left fully open during this period. The temporary road configuration is working well and the City’s not aware of any safety concerns with the entrance configuration that was put in place to facilitate the temporary condition.

 How are the road improvements going to be phased in?
Map of Crawford Drive extension phase 1 completeWith the environmental considerations and the CP Rail crossing in this area, the road improvements need to be completed in phases while permits are secured for each phase of the project.

At the end of Phase 1, a partial extension of Crawford Drive will be open and a portion of the Harper Road reconfiguration will be completed, pending final permits to construct the new crossing of the CP Rail line. Temporary signals will be installed on Harper Road to ensure that this interim configuration can operate safely until the new connection across the railway can be constructed in Phase 2.

Curtis Creek Culvert Replacements at Tivey Street and Euclid Avenue

The City of Peterborough is planning to replace the Curtis Creek culverts at Tivey Street and Euclid Avenue which will address flood reduction recommendations.

 Tivey Street

Tivey Street will be reconstructed with storm sewer, concrete curb and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

There will be a new concrete box culvert installed from the Otonabee River under Tivey Street to the north side of Rogers Street.

Curtis Creek will be realigned on the north side of Tivey Street.

Construction is tentatively scheduled from July 2, 2019 to the Spring of 2020.

 

 Euclid Avenue

The project will include the installation of two new concrete box culverts under Euclid Avenue at Curtis Creek.

Construction is tentatively scheduled from July 2, 2019 to the Fall of 2019.

  

 Public Open House - April 24, 2019

There was a Public Open House held on April 24, 2019 and the material presented can be found at the following links:

Contact Mike Cummings by email or 705-742-7777 ext. 1503 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Future Bus Storage Facility

The City of Peterborough is completing a project to identify possible future locations of a new Peterborough Transit bus storage facility. The 2012 Transit Review identified the substandard garage and impacts on the efficiency of vehicle maintenance activities. The current Transit Garage at the Townsend Street Public Works yard is only capable of storing 42 buses inside. With a conventional fleet of 52 buses, 10 buses plus the entire fleet of 11 handi-vans, require outside overnight parking.

Outdoor storage means that vehicles cannot be properly cleaned at the end of each day to ensure that interior surfaces and the advanced accessibility features (kneeling uses, accessible ramps) do not freeze up during the winter. The inability to properly service and maintain buses reduces the life expectancy of the vehicle and increases longer term maintenance costs.

The City has contracted IBI Group to identify potential sites for a new Transit storage facility. These sites will be assessed and a recommendation will be made to City Council for approval.

George Street and Water Street Cycling Lanes

In 2018, if you wanted to ride a bicycle down George Street, it got a bit dicey south of Hunter Street where the bike lanes ended. Today, bike lanes carry cyclists from Hilliard Street in the north to Lake Street in the south, right through the downtown. Cycling lanes on Water Street mirror the ones on George Street.

How did this project come to be? 13 years ago, the Active and Safe Community Routes Committee identified George Street south of Sherbrooke Street as an ideal location to introduce road safety improvements. With the high number of vehicle collisions, lack of a comfortable place for cyclists to ride and infrequent pedestrian crossing points, the City decided to take a complete streets approach to redesign the street.

Complete Streets are designed to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. Drawing on the successes experienced elsewhere, a concept was developed for George Street and an Environmental Assessment was completed, including extensive public and business consultation. The project was extended north to Hunter Street to ensure connectivity of cycling lanes and then the Sherbrooke Street and Water Street sections were added to provide better connectivity, including access to and from Millennium Park and the TransCanada Trail.

With the completion of this project, the City now has an impressive 75 kilometres of cycling lanes and multi-use trails. The project was implemented over the last year, and the official opening is today. The changes to the streets include:

  • Cycling lanes on George Street and Water Street between Hunter Street and Sherbrooke Street
  • Reconfiguring George Street between Sherbrooke Street and Lake Street to include left turn lanes at busy commercial driveways and intersections, a new traffic signal at Dalhousie Street, cycling lanes, two pedestrian crossings and landscaping.
  • Reconfiguring Sherbrooke Street between George Street and Water Street to include a new sidewalk on the north side of the street, the City’s first protected bicycle lane and bicycle signal, formalized parking, traffic calming and a protected pedestrian crossing where Sherbrooke Street connects with Water Street to provide access to and from Millennium Park and the TransCanada Trail.
  • Resurfacing George Street and Water Street through the project limits.

Over the next three years, the project will be evaluated to see if the changes meet the project goals of increasing the number of cyclists and improving safety. Of the $2.4 M project budget, $1,163,200 was funded by the federal Gas Tax Fund, $325,000 was funded by the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Infrastructure Program and the remaining $911,800 was funded by the City of Peterborough.

Holy Cross Field Rehabilitation Project

The City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board are partnering on a project to upgrade the existing sports field at Holy Cross Secondary School for both community and school board use.

Moorecraig Road, Roper Drive and Briarhill Road Reconstruction

Improvements are planned for Moorecraig Road, Roper Drive and Briarhill Road.

A Public Open House was held on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at City Hall.

The tentative construction start date is May, 2019

Moorecraig Road Improvements

The reconstruction includes improved drainage, replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Moorecraig Concept Plan:

  • Removing roadside ditches
  • urbanization with storm sewers and concrete curb and gutter
  • new cul-de-sac
  • new street lighting

Briarhill Road Improvements

The reconstruction includes a sidewalk as per report “Provision of Sidewalks on Wildlark Gate and Briarhill Road”, improved drainage and replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Briarhill Concept Plan:

Urbanization with curb and gutter

  • new cul-de-sac
  • new sidewalk on north side of the road
  • new street lighting (if required)

Roper Drive Improvements

The reconstruction includes improved drainage, replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Roper Drive Concept Plan:

  • remove roadside ditches
  • urbanization with storm sewers and concrete curb and gutter
  • sanitary sewer repairs
  • install sidewalks on both sides
  • new street lighting (if required)

North End - Trent University Area Transportation and Wastewater Management Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to:

  • explore options to realign Armour Road north of Cunningham Boulevard
  • reconstruct or realign the Nassau Mills Road bridges over the Otonabee River and Trent Severn Water Way to increase capacity
  • develop a stormwater management plan for the study area
  • develop a sanitary sewage servicing plan
  • develop a plan to address emerging congestion along Nassau Mills Road and Water Street with short term and longer term solutions.

Parkhill Road West Reconstruction - Wallis Drive to West City Limit

Improvements include the urbanization of Parkhill Road West from Wallis Drive to the West City Limit including:

  • two travelled lanes
  • traffic signals at Wallis Drive, Ravenwood Drive and Chandler Crescent
  • roundabout at Brealey Dr. / Ackison Rd / Parkhill Rd West
  • revised vertical alignments
  • sidewalks or multi-use trails on both sides of the road
  • on-street bike lanes from Ravenwood Drive to Wallis Drive
  • multi-use trail from Brealey Drive to east of Ravenwood Drive
  • concrete curb and gutter
  • storm sewer
  • landscaping
  • street lighting

Project Schedule:

  • Road reconstruction from June 17, 2019 to Fall of 2020

 

There was a Public Open House held on April 24, 2019 and the material presented can be found at the following links:

Contact Greg Giles or 705-742-7777 ext. 1711 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Pioneer Road - reconstruction of road with new sidewalk and multi-use trail

Work resumed on the Pioneer Road project in May 2019 with the finishing of a multi-use trail, a sidewalk, street lights as well as the planting of trees and grass along the route that's east of Nassau Mills Road.

Map of Pioneer Road project

About 135 trees are being planted along the route as part of the project.

The City also studied the environmental conditions and situation for wildlife through the corridor. From that review, the project addressed the replacement of culverts to restore water flow beneath the road and to provide crossing locations for small wildlife.The features will enhance the options for pedestrians and cyclists along the corridor that's next to Trent University, community sports fields, and the future location of the Cleantech Commons research and employment park.

The project started in 2017. It's expected to be done by the end of June 2019.

Traffic may be temporarily delayed at times during construction.

Webber Avenue-Rye Street Urbanization and Harper Creek North Reach Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough is completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to prepare a plan for urbanization of Webber Avenue and Rye Street, between Harper Road and Lansdowne Street West. The Environmental Assessment will also assess the requirements to remove fish barriers along the north reach of Harper Creek and develop a long-term protective strategy for the creek.

Urban Park

The Urban Park will be a permanent public gathering place in the Downtown for the benefit of the entire community. The park will be similar to the Conceptual Plan, incorporating a seasonal outdoor ice rink, public space, children's playing area and public art.

Construction of the Urban Park will commence in the second quarter of this year and the target for its completion is before the end of 2019.

Projects supported by Federal Gas Tax

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Project name Construction year Total project cost (including Federal Gas Tax funding)
Hilliard Street reconstruction - Marina Boulevard to The Parkway 2018 $2,600,000
McDonnel Gilchrist rehabilitation 2018 $5,591,500
Extension of Crawford Drive to Harper Road 2018 $9,000,000
Various road resurfacing 2018 $3,362,500
Various new sidewalk installations 2018 $560,000
Various road resurfacing 2017 $3,000,000
Otonabee Drive - Bensfort to Ashburnham 2017 $1,700,000
Various new multi-use trails 2017 $590,600
Various new sidewalk installations 2017 $350,900
George Street Improvements 2017 $2,400,000