County Roads, Connecting Communities

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About the Road Master Action Plan (RMAP)

The County of Wellington is creating a Road Master Action Plan. This Plan will help the County map out improvements to the County’s transportation network.

Background

In 2005, Wellington County undertook a review of its transportation network, when the Guelph Wellington Transportation Study was completed. Since then, other related initiatives such as the Active Transportation Plan, Development Charges Background Studies, Passing Lane Studies, and various road and bridge environmental assessments have been completed. Additionally, other area jurisdictions and agencies have also completed or are currently undertaking transportation related studies, including the Province’s draft regional transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario, the Township of Centre Wellington’s 2019 Transportation Master Plan, and the City of Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan.

To build on this work, provide an updated review, and coordinate with the transportation related initiatives that have been completed since 2005, Wellington County is undertaking a Road Master Action Plan (RMAP) study. The RMAP will review current and future transportation network requirements to accommodate future population and employment growth projected in the County to 2041. 

The RMAP will be completed under the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process in accordance with the master planning process for Municipal Class EAs. Critical to the successful development of the RMAP will be the ability to effectively engage with the public and stakeholders. This is not just a requirement of the Municipal Class EA process, but also an important component to ensuring that the RMAP is a document that is shaped by the community and that residents have the opportunity to participate in meaningful engagement.

Project Goals and Objectives

  • The RMAP will identify improvements required to the County road network to accommodate future population and employment growth.
  • The RMAP will examine current traffic, safety, and speed management issues on the County road network and prioritize a list of improvements.
  • The RMAP will identify how County road improvements are funded through development and the existing tax base.
  • The RMAP will provide a plan for County roads. County roads connect the various municipalities and urban areas within Wellington County. This is different from local roads, which provide connections within municipalities.

A safe, efficient County road network contributes to quality of life and livability

  • The RMAP will provide guidance on the role of County roads through urban downtown areas, and help us create friendly and, liveable communities.
  • An effective County road network provides economic and social benefits, and it helps communities thrive.
  • Having a good plan in place for transportation means safer travel for all residents.

County of Wellington Road Network

Map of the Wellington County road network

Provide Your Input!

Provide your input before February 11 to receive a $5.00 RIDE WELL Transit coupon code, PLUS the chance to win one of twenty $25.00 Esso/Mobil or Petro Canada gift cards.

As part of this Study, we are engaging with the public to identify their issues on County Roads, and to get their ideas on how we can improve County Roads and how we connect to other communities and adjacent urban centres. 

How to Participate

Complete one or more of the following:

  1. Social Pinpoint Mapping Activity - place a pin on a map of Wellington County to identify an issue (speeding, safety, intersection improvements, general concerns).
  2. RMAP Online Survey - answer questions that will help shape the vision and goals of the project.

County Roads Connecting Communities

  

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