Barry Downe Road Extension Route Planning Study

The City of Greater Sudbury is undertaking a route planning study for the extension of Barry Downe Road from Maley Drive to Notre Dame Avenue in Hanmer. Included in the study is the extension of Main Street easterly to M.R. 85 at the Airport turn-off.

The City of Greater Sudbury, in conjunction with AECOM Canada Ltd., will be holding two Public Information Centres (PIC) to present two alternative routes.

Ward 6 Councillor Andre Rivest states: “I strongly encourage everyone to attend a meeting and to provide their views on which alternative is best, as at the end of the day, that’s the road we will be driving. It is expected the final recommendation will be brought to City Council at the end of August.”

Meetings will take place on June 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Centennial Arena, 4333 Centennial Drive in Hanmer and on June 29 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St Andrews The Apostle Church Parish Hall, 1250 Barry Downe Road in New Sudbury.

The Barry Downe Road extension was identified in the 2005 Transportation Study as one alternative to address capacity deficiencies on M.R. 80. The City has since begun a route planning study to develop the preliminary route design for the roadway extension and related connecting roads.

The goal of the route planning study is to protect the right-of-way for the extension from Barry Downe Road at Maley Drive northerly to Notre Dame Avenue at Bodson Drive, and the connecting roadway from Main Street at Kalmo Road easterly to M.R. 85 at M.R. 86 (Bailey Corners). This east-west corridor would connect to the Barry Downe Road Extension. Attendees of the PIC are encouraged to review the project materials. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their comments directly with project staff from the City and AECOM.