May 14th, 2014

One-Way Street Study in Downtown Timmins (Timmins, ON)


Castleglenn Consultants Inc. was retained by the City of Timmins to provide an assessment of the existing traffic operations in the downtown core. Additionally, two roadway network options were to be presented, all of which incorporate an evaluation of a BIA proposed weekend summer closure of Third Ave (between Cedar St and Spruce St). The primary study area encompasses a 14 block area bounded by Algonquin Blvd on the north, Mount Joy on the west, Spruce St on the east and Second Ave on the south.

The objective of the “One-Way Street Study” was to recommend to the City of Timmins a traffic operational strategy that will assure a balance in vehicle traffic flows, an optimum traffic signal timing/phasing strategy and a smoother progression of motor vehicle traffic. In addition this study would ensure improved circulation, effective use of available roadway capacity, enhanced pedestrian activity and opportunities for cycling. All of this was to be achieved while mitigating concerns regarding site access, traffic diversions and congestion along the downtown roadway corridors.

The municipality recognized the impacts of these conflicting demands upon the Algonquin Blvd corridor and as such has encouraged the Province to prepare for an ultimate vision that would see an alternative east-west corridor, or Highway 101 Bypass, intended to divert a share of the heavy vehicle, resource through traffic and dangerous goods away from the downtown corridor.


Traffic survey, traffic forecast, traffic diversion analysis, parking and infrastructure evaluation, intersection capacity analysis.

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City of Timmins