Thompson Road Environmental Assessment

Project Status

Update August 15, 2019:

The Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed and is available for public review, for a 45 day period, in the Document Library section at the bottom of this page and in hard copy at the Engineering Counter at Town Hall (150 Mary Street - 2nd Floor). The Notice of Study Completion is also available in the Document Library. We invite you to read the report and direct any written comments to:

Diana Jiona, P. Eng.
Manager, Infrastructure & Right-of-Way, Engineering Services
150 Mary Street
Milton, ON L9T 6Z5


About the Study

What is it?

The Town of Milton is carrying out a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the road improvements on Thompson Road, between Louis Saint Laurent Avenue and Britannia Road. The need for these roadway improvements has been identified in the Boyne Survey Secondary Plan. WSP has been retained to assist with the study; the study area is shown on the map below.



Thompson Road, between Louis Saint Laurent Avenue and Britannia Road, is currently a two-lane rural road with a posted speed of 60 km/hr. This portion of Thompson Road is designated in the Town of Milton's Official Plan to be a minor arterial road with a 35 metre right-of-way, and is within the Boyne Survey Secondary Plan Area. Lands adjacent to Thompson Road are designated to be residential and office areas, with “Secondary mixed-use nodes” (i.e. community facilities including significant commercial facilities or subject to provisions of high density residential) identified on Thompson Road, south of Louis Saint Laurent Avenue.

Why is Milton doing this Class EA Study?

The Class EA reviews available background information, identifies problems and opportunities, assesses alternative solutions and generates preliminary design concepts to address the potential environmental effects and determines the preferred alternative.

Local residents and interested members of the public have an opportunity to review and comment on the alternatives under consideration, the evaluation process and the next steps in the study.

The community is encouraged to submit comments by Thursday, December 13, 2018.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 25, 2019: The comment and question period has now closed. All comments will be considered and documented as part of the final Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the project, and answers to specific questions posted in the Q&A section have been provided. Please see the "Key Dates" section for information regarding the next steps in this project.



Project Status

Update August 15, 2019:

The Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been completed and is available for public review, for a 45 day period, in the Document Library section at the bottom of this page and in hard copy at the Engineering Counter at Town Hall (150 Mary Street - 2nd Floor). The Notice of Study Completion is also available in the Document Library. We invite you to read the report and direct any written comments to:

Diana Jiona, P. Eng.
Manager, Infrastructure & Right-of-Way, Engineering Services
150 Mary Street
Milton, ON L9T 6Z5


About the Study

What is it?

The Town of Milton is carrying out a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the road improvements on Thompson Road, between Louis Saint Laurent Avenue and Britannia Road. The need for these roadway improvements has been identified in the Boyne Survey Secondary Plan. WSP has been retained to assist with the study; the study area is shown on the map below.



Thompson Road, between Louis Saint Laurent Avenue and Britannia Road, is currently a two-lane rural road with a posted speed of 60 km/hr. This portion of Thompson Road is designated in the Town of Milton's Official Plan to be a minor arterial road with a 35 metre right-of-way, and is within the Boyne Survey Secondary Plan Area. Lands adjacent to Thompson Road are designated to be residential and office areas, with “Secondary mixed-use nodes” (i.e. community facilities including significant commercial facilities or subject to provisions of high density residential) identified on Thompson Road, south of Louis Saint Laurent Avenue.

Why is Milton doing this Class EA Study?

The Class EA reviews available background information, identifies problems and opportunities, assesses alternative solutions and generates preliminary design concepts to address the potential environmental effects and determines the preferred alternative.

Local residents and interested members of the public have an opportunity to review and comment on the alternatives under consideration, the evaluation process and the next steps in the study.

The community is encouraged to submit comments by Thursday, December 13, 2018.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 25, 2019: The comment and question period has now closed. All comments will be considered and documented as part of the final Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the project, and answers to specific questions posted in the Q&A section have been provided. Please see the "Key Dates" section for information regarding the next steps in this project.



Thompson Road South, between Louis St. Laurent Avenue and Britannia Road, is being widened to support growth in the community. Milton wants your thoughts on the Thompson Road widening and reconstruction project.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

This is not a priority. There are 3 roads out of Milton, Derry, Britannia and Steeles. All 3 have had their travelers morning and evening commutes doubled to/from Mississauga over the last 12 months. How do you expect this to get any better with the addition of 10,000 new residents over the next 2 years with all the buildings and subdivisions being built. Main arteries are priority for the greater good. Horrible infrastructure/roads will be the demise of Milton in the near future.

jarredbram 7 months ago
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Brittania Road should take priority; be widened and reconstructed from Hvwy 25 right through to Trafalgar. Adequate lighting should be installed on Thompson Rd. South in the area intended to be widened.

mkhalidquraishi 7 months ago
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I think Britannia road should be widened in Omar area and Louis St Laurent should be widened up the James snow

Haize 8 months ago
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Make sure there’s proper right turn lanes, not only at this location, but town wide.

TransitCity4 8 months ago
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Ensure that the surrounding land is mixed-use. This needs to be an area that people can access without their car... traffic is bad enough. Bike lanes and wide sidewalks are required components. All development should be multi-storey. We need density!

javanwyn 8 months ago
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As we are anticipating a Tremaine - 401 interchange I would strongly urge any road improvements be done on the opposite ends of the city (future Tremaine to 401 entrance and existing James Snow to 401 entrance). Increasing traffic volume along Thompson will create more traffic through the city as well when you should attempt to funnel it out of the city and leave smaller streets in downtown areas.

kav2001c 8 months ago
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Road should be widened with also including bike and walking paths. However major efforts need to be undertaken to slow vehicles down. This road like many roads in Milton has a problem with speeders. I am not sure drivers will change their bad habits and not sure police will enforce so physical features need to be added to slow drivers down.

rsooklal 9 months ago
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Obviously the road should be widened but it should include separated cycling lanes. These lanes will form an important part of a needed cycling network. Lanes that are separated from vehicle traffic are also much safer for all roadway users. The lanes should also be separated from the sidewalk. Also, roundabouts should be used instead of signalized intersections as traffic flow is maintained and energy is saved but not having to accelerate once a light changes.

gddaichan 9 months ago
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Thompson road should be widened since it's a continuation of a main artery in Milton. There is always conjestion when trying to avoid James Snow. Address the issue of Britannia Road too.Its always packed and its used frequently as an alternative to Derry.Without addressing the issue of Britannia Road a newly widened Thompson road will just be another Milton parking lot going nowhere. It should have been done before all the house and businesses were added

Ayashaad1@gmail.com 9 months ago
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Thompson road should be widened since it's a continuation of a main artery in Milton. There is always conjestion when trying to avoid James Snow. Address the issue of Britannia Road too.Its always packed and its used frequently as an alternative to Derry.

Ayashaad1@gmail.com 9 months ago
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Address the issue of Britannia Road first . Its always packed and its used frequently as an alternative to Derry.

naushadalikhan 9 months ago
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The boulevard layout that we're seeing on LSL is a great theme to keep with that stretch of Thompson. It allows to keep more green space and character.The South end desperately needs more commercial. Another cinema, more shopping, etc. This is a great location for it, and will keep southern residents from going into Oakville for shopping, eating and entertainment. It will create more jobs in town too, which would reduce commuter congestion.

MenefyFiFoFum 9 months ago
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Thompson road should be widened since it's a continuation of a main artery in Milton. There is always conjestion when trying to avoid James Snow. The section of Brittiana Road in the settlement of Omagh can also benefit from widening.

Rstar72 9 months ago
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Without addressing the issue of Britannia Road a newly widened Thompson road will just be another Milton parking lot going nowhere.

W Woodcock 9 months ago
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At the same time you should ask what's going to happen at Ontario main when the 84 new apartments are added to 80 Ontario Street North.There's already traffic backed up all the way back to Steeles this is just another headache waiting to happen

LilydaPink 10 months ago
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It should have been done before all the house and businesses were added -

LilydaPink 10 months ago
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Make it happen faster! Commuting out of Milton is infuriating. Having moved here 1 year ago I’m shocked at the lack of planning or progress for travel considering the lack of opportunities for work to support the growth in residential development.

Monstur 10 months ago
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