CastleGlenn Consultants Inc. was retained by the City of Timmins and Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) to undertake a Travel Pattern Survey to achieve the following objectives:
- Determine the proportion and composition (vehicle type) of existing traffic that, if constructed, would likely use a by-pass of the urban area of the City of Timmins;
- Distinguish between local traffic and highway-through traffic that, if constructed, would likely use a by-pass of the urban area of the City of Timmins; and
- Develop medium-term (10-year) and long-term (20-year) travel forecasts/estimates of future highway travel that, if constructed, would likely use a by-pass of the urban area of the City of Timmins.
A one-day (12 hr) roadside survey was conducted by CastleGlenn Consultants. This survey required: the preparation of a study design document detailing the survey methodology, the training of approx. 50 survey personnel, the operation of inbound/ outbound survey stations along Hwy 101 and Hwy 655 at the periphery of the City of Timmins, and the analysis of all survey information collected. A rationalization of all the collected data indicated the necessity of a northerly bypass around the City of Timmins within an estimated 20-Yr time frame.
Transportation planning, roadside survey conduct, traffic engineering, travel demand forecasting, collision analysis, traffic impact assessment, intersection capacity analysis and public involvement.
Role & Responsibility
City of Timmins