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(Updated 8:30 a.m., Jan. 27)
Proposed eastern LRT route unveiled: city seeks public input
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The city's transportation staff unveiled the preliminary plans for the eastern extension of the LRT system on Monday, and local residents are being asked to provide their input during a series of public meetings in February.

The proposed plan would see the light rail line run along the north side of Hwy. 174 from Blair Road to an elevated station at Montreal Road and then down the median of the 174 to Place d'Orléans.

Stations would be built along the way at Jeanne d'Arc, Orléans Blvd. and Place d'Orléans. The plans do not include extending it to Trim Road where one of the city's largest park and ride lots is located leaving commuters need to take a shuttle bus from the lot to the Place d'Orléans station.

Construction would be coordinated with the future widening of Hwy. 174 from Montreal Road to Trim Road. As the study overview states, "With the LRT and road widening sharing the same corridor, a coordinated approach to both EA studies is required to ensure an optimal solution that fully utilizes the OR174 road corridor is achieved, while minimizing overall construction costs."

Cumberland Ward Coun. Stephen Blais says the proposed plan is an important first step in meeting the future needs of east end commuters.

"Through this project we're getting better transit and road connections with enormous economic development potential along the highway corridor," says Blais, who was recently appointed Transit Commission chair.

The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 0at the R.J. Kennedy Centre in Cumberland Village from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. A second public meeting will be held the next evening on Wednesday, Jan. 23 0at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex on Youville Drive during the same hours.

For more information on the proposed plan and to see the study overview visit www.ottawa.ca.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

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