4:30 p.m., July 16)
Estates group pushing for Brian Coburn Boulevard extension
By Fred Sherwin
group of Bradley Estate residents wants the city to extend
the future Brian Coburn Boulevard to link up with Renaud
Road just west of the subdivision.
number of cars using Renaud Road to get to the south end
of the city has increased dramatically over the past 18
months as work continues on widening the Queensway.
road is in terrible shape. It's dangerous, and it's not
ideal for commuters who are traveling south which accounts
for at least 75 per cent of the traffic on renaud,"
says Bradley Estates Community Association president Yasmine
situation will only get worse as Richcraft begins to develop
the Trails Edge subdivision near Navan and Renaud Roads
which over time will total more than 2,000 new homes.
city is currently planning to dead-end Navan Road, just
east of Renaud, which would force westbound traffic either
north to Brian Coburn Blvd. or west and south through
Bradley Estates. The BECA wants to avoid the latter by
making it easier for commuters to bypass the subdivision
via an extended Brian Coburn Blvd.
problem is that the proposed extension from Navan Road
to the second 90-degree turn in Renaud Road is not currently
in the City of Ottawa's Master Transportation Plan and
it would run across NCC land, which means it would likely
need a federal environmental assessment.
solution being consider is to have the road follow the
hydro corridor, which is owned by the province, but the
alternate route would likely still need NCC approval.
might also become an issue, but the BCEA has a solution
for that as well. The Master Transportation Plan calls
for a new roadway to be built connecting Brian Coburn
Blvd. at Navan Road to the Blackburn Bypass just west
of the existing Navan Road.
believes the city could save money by simply widening
Navan Road instead of building a new road, and use the
savings to help fund an extended Brian Coburn Blvd.
hard to tell how far out possible construction would be.
Brian Coburn Blvd. must first be extended from Mer Bleue
Road to Navan Road which won't be completed until the
fall of 2015 at the earliest.
the meantime, frustrated residents in Bradley Estates
will have to put up with an ever increasing volume of
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