The City of Hamilton has completed the Truck Route Master Plan review. The study explored opportunities to provide safe and efficient movement of trucks in Hamilton, support economic activities, minimize negative impacts of truck traffic on sensitive land uses, and balance between the industry and community needs.
Based on the technical analysis and public and stakeholder inputs several alternative solutions were developed and evaluated and a preferred alternative was determined.
The study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document, October 2000 (Amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
At the conclusion of the study a report was prepared documenting the master planning process undertaken, the development and evaluation of alternative solutions including selection of the preferred alternative, an updated truck route network, and policy recommendations. Infrastructure upgrades and road/intersection geometric improvements were recommended to enhance road user safety and enable the future truck route designation of select rural roads. A Master Plan in its entirety is not appealable, but any proposed Schedule B and C projects are. Since no Schedule B or C projects were recommended as part of this master plan there is no opportunity to appeal at this time.
The updated Truck Route Network and Truck Route Master Plan Study Report was ratified by Council on April 13, 2022.
The Report will be on public record for a minimum of 30 calendar days in accordance with the Municipal Class EA process. The “Review Period” will begin on May 16, 2022 and end on June 17, 2022.
The Report is available for review online, along with a compendium of the stakeholder engagement. Hard copies are also available for review at locations listed on the Hamilton website (link above.)
Interested persons may provide written comments to our project team by June 17. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to Omar Shams at the City of Hamilton:
Omar Shams, B-Tech
Project Manager, Transportation Planning
City of Hamilton
100 King Street West, 9th Floor,
Hamilton, ON. L8P 1A2
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