Hanlon Changes Proposed

The Ministry of Transportation is planning some major changes to the movement of vehicles along the Hanlon – interchanges and flyovers (overpasses) at every intersection to provide an unimpeded route. Much of the northern portion (Speedvale, Willow, Paisley, Westwood) was approved back in 1995. The southern intersections (College, Stone, Kortright, Laird) are all being examined now with environmental assessments underway.

Public feedback is very, very much needed. The flyovers and interchanges will change the way some neighbourhoods function at crossing points.

Stantec Consulting is the lead for the project – see their site at http://hanlonimprovements.ca.

Are there alternatives? Yes – one alternatives is roundabouts. Roundabouts are quite successful in Europe with large volumes of traffic. For more information and discussion on roundabouts, see Councillor Findlay’s Ward 2 blog for information and links.

And then provide feedback to the consultants about your ideas and thoughts on the proposed changes.

One thought on “Hanlon Changes Proposed

  1. I would just like to comment that I think that any possible upgrades to the Hanlon are a great idea. I feel that any efforts that attempt to increase the speed on the Hanlon would greatly reduce the traffic using many of the roads through Ward 5. I think that it is crazy that I can take the back roads through to Old Hwy 6 (Brock Rd) and it takes me the same amount of time as traveling out on the Hanlon to the 401.

    I am a strong supporter of increased public transit and think it would be great if something was developed that was more effective to use when commuting between Guelph and Hamilton but until this time I will have to continue to carpool.

    As a resident that lives near the Hanlon I understand that the proposed closure of some intersections will cause me some minor inconvenience but I honestly feel that if this highway had been planned correctly then many of these intersections would never have been built. I am also troubled by the increased development towards Guelph’s south end and whether this will result in even more intersections in the future….will MTO eventually be saying that we need to build a whole new highway again sometime soon?

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