Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) is the Canadian access road portion of a new end-to-end transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit corridor. The Parkway was identified through the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study, one of the most extensive environmental assessments ever undertaken by Ontario. The Parkway was approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in 2009 and construction began in 2011.

Windsor-Detroit is the busiest land border crossing in Canada. More than 9,000 transport trucks per day travel the corridor from Highway 401 to border crossings in Windsor. Prior to construction, communities on either side of the corridor were separated by the at-grade six lane roadway which also caused negative effects associated with congestion and traffic noise. The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) now carries this international traffic through the same corridor via an international freeway connection and with a new service-road network allowing for separation of local traffic.

The Parkway’s below-grade highway design and series of 11 tunnels allows for unimpeded movement of pedestrians, wildlife and vehicular traffic across the corridor. An approximately 20 km multi-use trail serves to further connect communities along the corridor and provides an opportunity for active transportation using a primary and secondary trail system. The primary trail doubles as the Trans Canada Trail, and allows users to travel from one end to the other without encountering vehicular traffic through seven pedestrian bridges and two pedestrian tunnels. The secondary trail provides access to the primary trail as well as additional community and municipal trail connections, established through extensive consultation with local municipalities.


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Jun 1st, 12:00 AM Jun 4th, 12:00 AM

TRA-939: RE-ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: THE RT. HON. HERB GRAY PARKWAY

London

The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) is the Canadian access road portion of a new end-to-end transportation system for the Windsor-Detroit corridor. The Parkway was identified through the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study, one of the most extensive environmental assessments ever undertaken by Ontario. The Parkway was approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act in 2009 and construction began in 2011.

Windsor-Detroit is the busiest land border crossing in Canada. More than 9,000 transport trucks per day travel the corridor from Highway 401 to border crossings in Windsor. Prior to construction, communities on either side of the corridor were separated by the at-grade six lane roadway which also caused negative effects associated with congestion and traffic noise. The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (the Parkway) now carries this international traffic through the same corridor via an international freeway connection and with a new service-road network allowing for separation of local traffic.

The Parkway’s below-grade highway design and series of 11 tunnels allows for unimpeded movement of pedestrians, wildlife and vehicular traffic across the corridor. An approximately 20 km multi-use trail serves to further connect communities along the corridor and provides an opportunity for active transportation using a primary and secondary trail system. The primary trail doubles as the Trans Canada Trail, and allows users to travel from one end to the other without encountering vehicular traffic through seven pedestrian bridges and two pedestrian tunnels. The secondary trail provides access to the primary trail as well as additional community and municipal trail connections, established through extensive consultation with local municipalities.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/Transportation/20