Truck StrategyThe Town of Halton Hills is exploring opportunities towards a safe and efficient trucking strategy that supports economic and employment activities, while balancing the needs of the community. This study will identify a long-term strategy for truck movements and aligns with the Town’s 2014-2018 Strategic Action Plan Priorities.In 2017, the Town will consult with residents and businesses to develop solutions that will help direct truck traffic away from our downtowns and urban areas. Public consultation activities will help identify the issues, opportunities, and challenges for developing a trucking strategy for the community. The purpose of the trucking strategy for Halton Hills will be to:
- Identify safe and efficient truck routes
- Establish Transportation network solutions to support truck traffic
- Educate, consult, and engage residents, business, and other stakeholders
Notice of Public Open House #2 November 28-29, 2017
The Town of Halton Hills has been working with a consulting team from WSP to undertake a Trucking Strategy Study. The study is being undertaken with the intent of developing a long-term strategy to address the planning, operation, management and enforcement of trucking activities throughout the Town of Halton Hills with the following objectives:
- Develop a long-term strategy that addresses maintenance and safety;
- Build on the work of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan and Strategic Action Plan;
- Explore opportunities for roads to safely accommodate all modes of transportation; and
- Ensure that there is a balanced approach to planning that enhances quality of life.
Over the past number of months the project team has:
- Completed the first round of consultation and engagement with decision makers, technical agencies, members of the public and stakeholders to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with trucking within the Town;
- Prepared a study area profile including a detailed review of current policies, plans and best practices from comparable municipalities;
- Identified potential recommendations in the areas of engineering, engagement, education, evaluation and enforcement of trucking within the Town of Halton Hills; and
- Identified principles that will be used to identify a trucking route network for the Town of Halton Hills.
The Town and consultant team are now embarking on a second round of engagement with stakeholders and members of the public. The sessions will be drop-in style with no formal presentation. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and for one-on-one discussions. There will also be interactive display materials available for you to provide your input. The purpose of the session will be to:
- To report back on the input gathered through the first round of engagement and demonstrate how it was used;
- To provide an update on the work completed to-date and provide an overview of the proposed trucking network and supportive recommendations;
- To gather input on the preliminary trucking recommendations and to discuss their relevance, how they can be implemented; and
- To outline next steps in the study process.
- Complete the online survey located at: https://www.research.net/r/HaltonHillsTrucking
- Provide your comments directly to the study team: email@example.com
- Speak with one of the study representatives – contact information noted below.
|Venue #1||Venue #2|
415 Queen Street, Acton
Date: November 28th, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
221 Guelph Street
Date: November 29th, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
If you would like to receive more information about the study please contact either of the study contacts listed below.
|Town of Halton Hills
Daniel Ridgway, MCIP, RPP
T: 905-873-2601 ext. 2369
|WSP Project Manager
Adrian Lightstone, M.Sc.
If you require this information in an alternate format or have any questions about the accessibility of the venues noted above please contact the Town of Halton Hills representative noted above or the project email address to provide you with additional information.
Trucking Strategy Study Newsletter #1 - August 2017
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The Halton Hills Trucking Strategy is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2017. The figure below illustrates the key steps and milestones.
The road jurisdiction and classifications correspond with Schedule B1 in the Official Plan. Where two roadways of two jurisdictions intersect (e.g. local and regional) the higher jurisdiction has authority over the intersection.
Roads that are under the authority of the Province of Ontario.
- All vehicles permitted
- Highway 401
- Highway 7
Road segments that connect two ends of a provincial highway through urban communities. Connecting Links are operated and maintained by local municipalities, subject to Provincial Policies and regulations.
- All vehicles permitted
- 2.8 km across Queen, Young, Mill & Main Streets in Acton
- 5.1 km across Guelph and Main Streets in Georgetown
Major arterial roadways operated and maintained by Halton Region.
- All vehicles permitted
- (3) Trafalgar Rd
- (13) Ninth Line
- (8) Steeles Ave
- (10) 10 Side Rd
- (19) Winston Churchill Blvd
- (25) Regional Road 25
Roadways operated and maintained by the Town of Halton Hills
- Minor Arterial
- Employment Road
- Load Restrictions
- Local Delivery Exemptions
Trucking is the primary mode for goods movement within and through Halton Hills. Local roads permit use by all vehicles, including trucks, unless otherwise restricted by the Town’s Uniform Traffic Control By-Law and posted on roads.
These restrictions are used to protect road infrastructure that was not designed to bear heavy loads, or where truck traffic is unsuitable. A range of restrictions are in place as depicted below.
“Heavy Truck” = Commercial vehicle with a weight of 3+ tonnes, when unloaded, and 5+ tonnes when loaded
Heavy Trucks Prohibited
Heavy trucks not permitted anytime, except for local deliveries.
Heavy truck maximum weight restriction allows unloaded trucks to use these roads. Seasonal reduced load restrictions are used to protect roads during the spring thaw.
Heavy trucks not permitted in the evening and overnight due to sensitive land uses.
Heavy trucks excepted only if the location cannot be reached by any other road, and the shortest possible route is taken.
A key component of the trucking strategy is consultation and engagement with members of the public, stakeholders and interested agencies and groups. We want to hear from you and we wants your thoughts on the future of trucking in Halton Hills.
Within each phase there will be an opportunity for you to provide your input. As these opportunities become available more detailed information will be provided.
Phase 1: informing residents and stakeholders of the intents and purposes of the trucking strategy and gathering preliminary input on opportunities and challenges.
- Online Questionnaire #1
- Public Information Centre #1 (May2017)
- Stakeholder Workshop #1 (May 2017)
Phase 2: outlining potential strategy alternatives and relevant background information and gathering input on preferred solutions.
Phase 3: identifying and gathering input on the draft trucking strategy
There will a number of project materials that have been developed over the course of the study. As materials are developed, they will be posted on the project website for your review and consideration:
- Notice of Study Commencement
- Council Presentation – May 9
- Public Information Centre #1 Presentation (May 2017)
- Trucking Strategy Study Newsletter #1 - August, 2017
To learn more about the context of the trucking strategy, we have consolidated a number of relevant planning documents prepared and adopted by the Town of Halton Hills as well as the Regional Municipality of Halton.