7th Line Road Restoration

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  • Jtupac over 1 year ago
    Yesterday April 8th, I attended the open house and learned about the project. I am really disappointed that the “tree tunnel” will go away; this is probably the most beautiful part of the city and we should do all efforts to preserve it. Sometimes looks like the long term vision for our town is to change it to be a big city, rather than quiet and, plenty of nature, beautiful town as it is.
    The decision to widen the street was taken with only 25 people attending the open house and 28 comments (11 during the open house and 17 through the online survey). I think that is not representative of 32 thousand Innisfil inhabitants.
    I understand that standards mandate a minimum width for the street and today we are not compliant with it. However, why not widening most of the street but leave the “tree tunnel”, and for this area reduce speed limit to the minimum, install speed bumpers, speed camera and finance them with huge fines to speeders.
    This most probably will add 2 or 3 minutes the trip but will be worth to preserve this beautiful natural view of our town
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    • beth.williston over 1 year ago
      I agree. The road certainly needs to be repaired (for the long term), but it does not need to lose the trees. There is no reason that the speeds cannot be kept to 50 on the 7th, the road a bit wider, and the curves intact so that the majestic feel of this forest remains. Other roads can be 80 and used by the commuters - this little gem should remain as one of Innisfil's treasures.
    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager about 1 year ago
      Hello, the alternative selected as preferred among Public Open House participants is reviewed to provide an indication of an overall shared preference among participants and to provide context for the accompanying participant comments and opinions. Selection of a preferred alternative is not based solely on the comments provided by participants during the POH and POH comment period but is considered along with comments from the public, other stakeholders, the municipality and agencies in support of the evaluation of a preferred alternative against the natural, technical, social and economic environment.
      The existing road width would still not meet minimum roadside clearzone safety standards even if the speed of the road were reduced. In its current condition the 7th Line does not allow for adequate lane widths for two-way traffic maintenance vehicle (snow plows), emergency vehicles (firetrucks), school buses etc.. at its narrowest point within the “tree tunnel”. Based on the existing traffic using the 7th line and the proximity of the trees to the roadway, consideration of safety improvements were warranted.
      The current posted speed limit (50 km/hr in the east end and 80km/hr in the west end) and the classification of the 7th Line road as a local road will not change as part of this Municipal Class EA.
      With improvements, it is anticipated that the centreline of the road and the existing road curves will mostly remain the same, but the height of the centerline of the road may be lowered or raised slightly, as required, to improve sightlines at 2 hills and one dip in the eastern portion of the road. Impact to adjacent features will be minimized as much as possible.
  • julia campisi over 1 year ago
    It would be a loss to our town to change the beautiful oasis of trees that the 7th line offers to people; actually when i came to visit for the first time that was the most beautiful feature i fell in love with.
    If we moved here is because we are tired of the big, rush, loud city living, but if you want to turn it into that what difference would that make?, we are not here to run on roads, definitely this street is not for "speed racers wannabe" . This road, i agree, can be improved but not to the price of destroying its beauty and natural environment ,I suggest to have a minimum speed limit , widening most of the street but please leave the tree tunnel, put cameras and give high fines to those speeding and reckless drivers, remember also there is a lot of wild life living there too, be respectful to it.
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager about 1 year ago
      Hello, road improvements are being evaluated to improve the safety and maintenance of the travelled road surface of the 7th Line. Road Widening is anticipated within the East end of the road (closer to Yonge Street) where the trees are encroaching into the road right-of-way and tree removal is required to accommodate the minimum standard lane width for a two-lane rural road and required drainage ditches. Based on the existing road width, road widening is not required in the west end, through the Provincially Significant Wetland area. The posted speed limit and classification of the 7th Line road as a local road and will not be changed as part of this Municipal Class EA.
  • chovius over 1 year ago
    I live on the 7th. Yes the trees are pretty but the sides of the road are caving in. This one way has to stop. It now takes me an extra 10 min to work each day as well as increased fuel costs. I agree with others drivers do not obey the one way sign and constantly come against someone going the wrong way. This is a safety issue. Please widen the road.
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager about 1 year ago
      Hello, following the evaluation of the alternatives in Phase 1 and 2 of the EA process, and in consideration of public comments received, Widen the Road was carried forward as the preferred alternative in the development of design alternatives for consideration in Phase 3 of the EA process.
  • Dgarfield over 1 year ago
    Have been a resident since 1948 and have seen this town change drastically. Unfortunately to the worse. Any bit of charm this town has seems to go over time which is unfortunate. The tree tunnel should stay, they should make other roads main arteries but try and preserve the last bit of natural beauty Innisfil has to offer. The subdivisions have killed the small town charm and unfortunately this is a commuter town and unfortunately is haveing adverse effects on what innisfil once was.
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager about 1 year ago
      Thank you! Comment is noted. Road improvements are being evaluated to improve the safety and maintenance of the travelled road surface of the 7th Line. The road improvements are not intended to increase the traffic capacity of the road or develop the 7th Line or change the road classification from a local road. Road Widening is anticipated to be limited to the additional paved surface required to meet the minimum standard lane width for a two-lane rural road and required drainage ditches. The classification of the 7th Line road as a local road will not be changed as part of this Municipal Class EA. Some tree removal is anticipated in those areas where the trees are encroaching into the right-of-way to accommodate a standard lane width and associated ditches.
  • Paul Bisbee over 1 year ago
    I, among others, also wonder why there are plans to spend $5.8 million dollars to widen the 7th line. The only issue I see, having used the 7th for 20 years, is the first 2 to 300 meters that has a couple of sharp turns, the rest is a straight road to the 10th . Surely, there are other pressing projects for this town that could use $5.8 million dollars. To my knowledge there has not been vehicle accidents on this stretch of road, correct me if I’m wrong. Another issue at this time is the amount of signs that are currently posted at this intersection, my last count was 10, telling drivers what they can and cannot do. It appears to me every day that a lot of folks just continue to ignore all of them . I think it’s at the point of carelessness to let this sign issue continue. In closing, if the bends in this small section are truly a safety issue just correct the first 300 meters or so .
  • Valpal over 1 year ago
    So interesting to read these comments and the responses. I have lived in Innisfil for almost 30 years. I lived just off the 7th line for the first 18 years. I loved that I could commute without having to take IBR. So here we are after all these years and all the new residents, of course no new jobs, increased cost of living and we have less options to get commuters to the highway. So easy to blame the county on the timing when I have seen the council approve development by the hundreds. If you don't have a good plan, don't do it. Why aren't the developers paying for the improvement and widening of the roads? The town has let the condition of the roads deteriorate so bad that they need major fixing and major dollars to invest. I have had bent rims from the pot holes and yet the rich developers drive trucks and semis on these roads with heavy loads and they should be charged for the maintenance, and the town is collecting a lot more in taxes, so put the money back in to making the commute better since you have not done anything to bring industry into the area. The point I want to make is take care of the residents, they pay taxes, they support the community, make it the best place to live. If there aren't any jobs then make sure the infrastructure supports their needs to get to and from work safely, quickly, and conveniently. Fix the roads, keep them safe 24/7, provide alternatives, give the pedestrians side walks, and put up radar cameras. Lets make Innisfil the best place to live.
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
      Hi Valpal, thank you for your comment. We annually resurface and/or reconstruct certain roads, the number of projects is dictated by the approved budget - you can check Innisfil website for the 2019 construction projects. The Town does collect development charges as part of our development charges by-law; development charges are collected when a developer is issued a building permit, which are then used to improve our infrastructure. Since Innisfil has approximately 900km of roadway, the Town improves roads based on the Roads Needs Study and Transportation Master Plan which identified the 7th Line as a roadway that requires improvement within the next few years.
      Residents are also welcome to submit any traffic-related quests such as radar cameras to Customer Service, who forwards them to the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee for consideration.
      The intent of the EA process is to evaluate a range of alternatives as well as examine advantages, disadvantages, and potential impacts. While the public and stakeholders have decided that Widen the Road is the preferred alternative from the first Public Open House, we encourage you to attend our second Public Open House on Monday, April 8th from 4pm to 7pm at the Town Hall – we will be presenting the design alternatives. You can have your say by speaking to Town staff and filling out our comment sheet. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend the Public Open House, the information boards and corresponding survey will be available on the GetInvolved Innisfil website on April 8th.
      Hope to see you at the Public Open House!
  • lpollak over 1 year ago
    I do not live on this section of 7th Line Road, but once in awhile I will take it because of nature's beauty when entering from Yonge St.
    I understand and respect the resident's points of view and opinions, but by widening that section of the road, they will see increased traffic, speeding, accidents at the intersection of Yonge & 7th Line. If you listen to other residents living on similar east-west bound roads in Innisfil, you hear them complain of the speeders, stunt drivers, truck traffic, accidents and close calls with pedestrians. Residents in Churchill on the 4th Line, from Yonge St. to 10th Side Road, have voiced their concerns to Council and the Traffic Safety & Advisory Committee, as well as residents of other roads. They complain of increased speeding, close calls with pedestrians and cyclist, increased truck traffic, increased noise. Even though the posted speed limits are 60km/h, or lower, and with some roads designated "Community Safety Zones" with increased fines, it is impossible for South Simcoe Police to be patrolling every road all the time. There are too many drivers that do not obey the posted speed limits and their chances of getting caught are minimal.
    Widening this section of the road, will open up pandora's box, and residents then be complaining about the speeding cars, stunt drivers, truck traffic. The intersection of Yonge St. and 7th Line Road only has stop signs on 7th Line Road. I see way too many close calls, when drivers on 7th Line Road try to cross or turn onto Yonge Street. No matter what traffic calming measures are put in place, you will still have drivers that do not care and think that they are privileged to disobey the laws of the road. Drivers would use that section of 7th Line Road to bypass the traffic on Innisfil Beach Road, just so they can get to their destinations, 5 minutes faster. Is 5 minutes worth the life of someone?
    The County of Simcoe has plans to widen Innisfil Beach Road and this will help with traffic. For more information on the widening of Innisfil Beach Road, see the link at https://www.simcoe.ca/TransportationEngineering/Documents/County%20Road%2021%20EA%20%28widening%29%20-%20FINAL.pdf
    To the resident's of that section of 7th Line Road, you have a beautiful road that Mother Nature has given you. Please think about it and try to come up with a better solution that saves the beauty and makes your road safe.
  • Terry Reid over 1 year ago
    This one way has gone on long enough. I think we have been extremely patient waiting .....added time when having to go east of Yonge at least twice a day (daycare for grandkids) ...added fuel costs...risking coming home to face traffic going the wrong way....excessive speed as police do not seem to radar this section anymore like they did when it was 2-way....snowblower has no choice but to dump all snow on north side which is where most residents are adding to the frustration of getting out of your driveway in the winter
  • Mike over 1 year ago
    I am a resident of the 7th Line as well. Can you tell us how many people have been charged with going the wrong way on the 7th Line ? I see at least 2-3 a week when I leave for work or come home. Is it going to take an accident to get some changes ?
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    • Terry Reid over 1 year ago
      We are on the one way section of the 7th and we see at least 2 or 3 per day....and that is only what we happen to see....scary
  • Jeff LeBlanc over 1 year ago
    we need to stop taking away our country feel here. I have been here for 42 yrs and have already seen the 7th widened there quite a few times. Every couple yrs they trim back a few trees and we lose more of the "tree tunnel". Its one of the best things for people to see around here now. We don't need Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Cdn Tire etc. Would rather keep what fields we have left. Less is more. Those who need smooth paved roads can go back to the city. It use to be beautiful here before all this development.
  • Elisa over 1 year ago
    I am a resident of 7th Line west of Yonge and as much as I love the trees & wildlife for our family the best solution would be - two way street with minimum as possible impact to nature & max speed limit of 60km/hr-

    For us, this 'one way' temporary solution has been a tremendous inconvenience adding considerably to our fuel bill plus, there are still people driving the wrong way even though the road is clearly signed ONE WAY putting our lives at risk on a daily basis.
    Only this morning (Jan 15th/2019) I encountered a pickup truck hauling a trailer going on the wrong direction as I was driving to work. I tried to warn the driver by honking the horn and high beam but to no avail, this person was consciously going the wrong way and kept going his/her way. As I looked on my rear view mirror another driver was driving down and must have met the culprit right near the danger zone where the shoulders are unstable & hazardous.
  • SSL over 1 year ago
    Widen the 7th to allow 2 way traffic, as an alternate route to Innisfil Beach Rd. No parking signs on the road (near the park at the 10th and 7th). I also like the idea of keeping the trees as much as possible, and installing a light in the narrow part (single lane), alternating traffic directions and slowing people down.

    Further, I agree that lights need to be installed at Innisfil Beach Rd and the 20th.

    And- speed limits should be reduced (school zones?) on Innisfil Beach Rd between Town Hall- Kempenfelt Bay School- The Rec Centre- across Yonge to Quiet Waters Montessori.
  • fam almost 2 years ago
    With Everyone using 7th Line they are also speeding like maniacs on St.Johns Rd. I have a daughter in a Power wheelchair using the pedestrian walkway. cars so fast are swerving into that lane non stop way to much traffic and no where to go. this is becoming a major safety issue. whether at 7th line and Yonge or to 7th line and St.Johns Rd the whole way needs fixed. :-(
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager almost 2 years ago
      Hello,
      Did you try calling South Simcoe Police re speeding on St. Johns Road? We've installed radar speed signs last year; however, the speed enforcement is a police matter. Thank you!
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      • fam almost 2 years ago
        Yes. But would you not be the ones to decide on stop signs or stop lights? Or even to put crosswalks in place. Which may help slow the traffic as police cant just hang out there 24/7. And radar signs they do what exactly???? I see no difference just cause a big board tells them the same as their dash.
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        • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager almost 2 years ago
          Residents are welcomed to submit their traffic related requests to the Customer Service who forwards them to the Traffic Advisory Committee. Otherwise, signals, stop signs etc. are implemented by engineering when warranted.
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          • Lantonio04 over 1 year ago
            magda, enforcement of no parking on the pedestrian walkway would be a big plus!! there are some blocks of St John's with clear no parking signage and most others without! my 10y old son has to navigate around parked cars into active traffic lanes in order to get away from the house into the subdivision. That is even more dangerous because a vehicle may not anticipate that or , as a child, he may make a bigger move into the next lane then expected. Or, a car, parked illegally in the cross walk, that he needs to pass may open their doors into him launching him into the active lanes of traffic.

            just enforce the part where it is a bike/foot lane please!!!
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            • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
              Hi! We have forwarded your inquiry to By-law to continue enforcement and they have responded that this area is frequently patrolled. Thank you!
  • Ron over 1 year ago
    Remove the section of road between the last home on the east end and the last home on the west end. Return the middle section to nature. No more thoroughfare.
    Problem solved and at the least costly of options.
  • Carlo over 1 year ago
    I been up here for over 40 years leave that road alone !!! There only been one bad accident there other then that it's a small section that you just need to do the speed or less this rd isn't for the speeders
  • 4mills over 1 year ago
    I have lived here since 1981. I always go down the 7th line to the 10th side road. I love that road but I know all things change. I find it fine being one way but I think the people it affects the most are the ones with houses between Yonge Street and the 10th Side Road so I think ultimately it is their street their decision and I can live with that.
  • Joanne over 1 year ago
    I have always taken my kids down the 7th line through the “tree tunnel” if there is a way to keep it that would be perfect. Keeping it to one direction maybe as it is now. All the roads in Innisfil have become much busier. Lot of people speeding. I think the most important road to address is the jog at the 20th and Innisfil Beach Road. People constantly stop on the train tracks there. Needs to be widened and traffic lights and turning lanes before all those new houses behind No Frills are finished.
  • Michael almost 2 years ago
    The 7th line needs some re-widening and there should be stop signs at St. Johns and the 7th line. There are speeders as well. There needs to be some police enforcement for drivers at the intersection of Webster and the 7th. Majority of drivers turning right onto the 7th from Webster never stop at this intersection, they just slow down a bit and turn the corner.
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
      Hi Michael,
      I believe, you are describing the other section of 7th Line, between 20 SR to Lake Simcoe. That project is proceeding to detail design and land acquisition in the 2019. Then utility relocations will start in 2020 and construction is projected for 2021 - providing Council approval.
      The intersection of 7th Line & Webster Blvd. will be improved (with additional turning lanes) as well the intersection with S. Johns - sightlines will be improved. Cheers - Magda.
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      • Lantonio04 over 1 year ago
        Magda, I'm very happy to see you promise improved sightlines at 7 and St John's!!
  • Cmb almost 2 years ago
    I would like to see the 7th line reopened in both directions. I think the town should concentrated its efforts on maintaining and repairing the 7th line between the 20th and St. John’s. The road is in horrendous condition Andy the volume of traffic is ridiculous. Also I dot the appreciate that I have to detour to an alternate line in order to get home because the road west of Yonge is now a one way.
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    • Terry Reid almost 2 years ago
      Not happy with the one way at all. We live in the section of the 7th line in question and need to go out to Yonge st at least twice a day to get my grandkids to and from school. The waste of time, extra gas and driving IBR to get down there is very frustrating to say the least. We liked it when it was a dirt road but realize things change but this one way was never on our minds as a future resolution. Please change it back to a two way. A suggestion, as it is only one small section that is a problem....put guard rails up just in that area.
    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
      Hello,
      We are hosting first public open house, to present various improvement alternatives on TUESDAY, November 27nd, 4pm - 7pm, at the Town Hall and you are welcomed to attend and have your say. The preliminary preferred solutions are: one-way roadway including rehabilitation or widen the road to accommodate two-way traffic flow. There are votes 'for' and 'against' either of the preliminary preferred alternatives and we want to hear from the residents at this upcoming open house.
      As to the 7th Line, 20 SR to St. John's, the widening is scheduled for 2021.
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      • Lantonio04 over 1 year ago
        hello Magda, re: St John's portion of your comment. Widening May be warranted by 2021, but, I expect the comments were related to the horrendous road conditions of the existing road.
  • Ron over 1 year ago
    Make the narrow section in the trees a one way at a time section controlled with a traffic light system. Raise the lower road section up like a Viaduct that would allow small aquatic creatures and turtles a way to cross under the road.
  • Elisa almost 2 years ago
    Being a resident on 7th Line, I truly see the need for road improvement having been a victim of the road erosion ourselves. Winter time my husband was going East on 7th Line to drive our daughter to town when the garbage truck was coming West. To let the big truck go by, he drove onto the shoulder and immediately sunk up to the door of the pick truck which sustained considerable damages. Luckily he was not far from home & with the help of the mail person, he was driven to the house to get his bobcat to remove the truck from the hole.
    Now that the road has become a one way street, although with inconvenient increase to our commute, we understand that there was no other quick way to remedy the current situation. After all that said, my biggest concern right now is that MANY people are not respecting the One Way signs and driving as usual the wrong way putting other people's live at risk. I have experienced myself not a few times, and no matter how many times you try to warn the drivers, I believe they consciously drive the wrong way because it is convenient for them. I would suggest more policing during rush hours. That is when I see most of the culprits, although last Saturday morning, a crazy driver drove by with ridiculous speeds going the wrong way, and not only one but two, one after the other. If a vehicle was coming the other way at similar speeds, they would not have the time to stop and a tragedy would have occurred. Will somebody have to die so people will respect the rules? I fear for that...
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    • Eva almost 2 years ago
      I haven't been that way since forever when they posted the sign that said no entry - as far as I know it doesn't say it's a one way street only looks like it's temporarily blocked other than to local traffic. Correct me if I'm wrong....
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      • Elisa almost 2 years ago
        yes, although it is somewhat improved. We need better signage.
    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
      Hello Elisa,
      Glad that your Husband and Daughter were okay. More signs have been installed in August. We have been in touch with the South Simcoe Police who frequently monitors the area and is doing whatever they can to prevent traffic offences including drivers going against the traffic flow.
      We are hosting first public open house, to present various alternatives on TUESDAY, November 27nd, 4pm - 7pm, at the Town Hall and you are welcomed to attend. The preliminary preferred solutions are: one-way roadway or widen the road. Thank you! Magda
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      • Elisa over 1 year ago
        Thanks a lot for your reply Magda. Surely, we will attend the meeting next week.
        Just a note: although signage has considerably improved on 7th Line, it still pains me to see people going consciously the wrong way and at high speeds putting us, people who are trying to follow the law, at peril, and without pointing fingers to anyone, I haven't seen any police cars in the area for a few weeks now. Maybe they should do it once in a while, because only this past week, I encountered 3 drivers going the wrong way on my way back from work, at about 5pm. And with winter already here, this behaviour makes things even more dangerous for all.
  • Eva almost 2 years ago
    I think the 7th line should be repaired/widened/lit and reopened for two way traffic asap until ibr is improved upon with at least passing shoulders at the 20th and/or some kind of traffic light/roundabout . The 7th line is the only real alternative to ease the congestion on ibr
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager over 1 year ago
      Hi Eva,
      Thank you for your comment. Widening of the 7th Line (between Yonge St. & 10 SR) is one of the preferred alternatives. We are hosting first public open house, to present various alternatives on TUESDAY, November 27nd, 4pm - 7pm, at the Town Hall and you are welcomed to attend. Take care! Magda.
  • Frankb almost 2 years ago
    The first thing is PULL UP THE PAVEMENT and return it to a country road because that is what it is. Why every road has to covered with asphalt I have no idea. Make it a one way road The only part that I am interested in is through the ceders
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager almost 2 years ago
      Hello Frank,
      You are correct, not every road needs an asphalt surface! That section of 7th Line was not a through road until 1960s. Thank you for your input, it is the intent of the EA planning process, to evaluate a range of alternatives for the 7th Line, look at the advantages and disadvantages, and their potential impacts, and also receive feedback from various stakeholders. One of the alternatives is a One-Way Road. We will be hosting first public open house in November - date/location details will be posted soon. Take care! Magda.
  • Steph about 2 years ago
    I have lived in Innisfil since 2009 and have used 7th line as a shortcut since the traffic on IBR is ridiculous during the afternoon rush and on weekends during the summer. The real problem is with the town allowing all the new homes to be built without the proper infrastructure. The roads in and around town cannot handle the amount of new people moving here and to take away a road or make it one way is just causing more and more frustration for the residents and commuters of the town. What happens when the widening of IBR starts? I read that they will be working on the Yonge and IBR intersection soon, which is the busiest intersection in and out of town and we don’t have alternate routes to take. 6th line is out of the way for many people. Please leave 7th line as a 2 way road. This will alleviate the traffic along IBR.
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    • Brige07 about 2 years ago
      I agree. IBR should be a priority and traffic flow, with focus on light timing and fixing intersections and accessibility to stores, (left turn lanes, dedicated right turn, etc.). Especially IBR and 20. Terrible intersection! 6th line is important to be considering for development because of future plans for go station and links to 400. 7th line is less of priority.
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      • Carolina about 2 years ago
        All this stuff about IBR is great, but the town hasn't got any power over IBR - it's a County road.
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        • Brige07 about 2 years ago
          Good point. I didn't think of that.
    • kaktrio almost 2 years ago
      I agree too, and to top it off the town decides to put the dog park there and have now closed the road. I think this road needs to be widened and reopened, especially since they keep building homes off the 7th Line!!!
    • Elisa almost 2 years ago
      Without improvement to the road, it is not a good idea to keep it two ways. Some areas are too narrow to contain two cars side by side and the erosion on the shoulders in some areas make it very hazardous. I speak from experience. We have had big damage to one of our pickup trucks when it sunk into the shoulder to let another vehicle go by.
    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager almost 2 years ago
      Hello Steph!
      As I mentioned in the response to Trevor, the IBR is under the County's jurisdiction, you are correct though, in the 2019 two intersections IBR & Yonge St. and IBR & 5 SR are scheduled for improvements, although we will all have to live with some inconvenience for some time, the end result will be great: improved traffic flow!
      Thank you for your input, it is the intent of the EA planning process, to evaluate a range of alternatives for the 7th Line, look at the advantages and disadvantages, and their potential impacts. We will be hosting a first public open house in November - date/location details will be posted shortly!
      Take care! Magda.
  • Trevor about 2 years ago
    It is ridiculous that the town is not dealing with the real problem innisfil beach road and it's volume . No wonder people who have lived here all their lives take the 7th line instead of ibr it's too busy and the town should concentrate on that or stop building so much if they can't keep up
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    • Admin Commented Magdalena Koehler, Capital Project Manager almost 2 years ago
      Hello Trevor!
      The Innisfil Beach Road is under the County of Simcoe jurisdiction, thus the scope and timing of the improvements are controlled by the County. The following is the projected timeline of the IBR reconstruction as provided to the Town:
      - CR 21 & 53 and CR 21 & 4 intersection improvements - 2019;
      - Phase 1 (CR 4 to CR 39) - 2020; and
      - Phase 2 (CR 4 to CR 54) - 2021;
      Hope that helps! Thanks.