Transportation Committee met today and approved the creation of a Barrhaven Rail Safety Program, the next step towards implementing rail grade separation in Barrhaven. This program anticipates a phased and affordable approach to improving safety in Barrhaven.
Establishing the program includes approving funding in the draft 2018 budget for environmental assessments for crossings at Woodroffe Avenue, Southwest Transitway and Fallowfield Road, and for a stand-alone pedestrian and cycling underpass at Jockvale Road.
Beginning the environmental assessments will position the City for federal and provincial funding for transportation infrastructure. Discussions with VIA Rail regarding funding contribution will also need to take place.
This item will be brought forward at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 14th 2017.