Queensway Expansion East

Highway 417 Noise Barrier Retrofits between the O-Train and the Rideau Canal

In 2016, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed the detail design for the or various noise barrier retrofits along Highway 417 between the O-Train tracks and the Rideau Canal (WP 4088-07-01). The project involved the following components:

  • Construction of new retrofit noise barriers at the following locations:
    • O-Train to Lyon Street
    • Lyon Street to the Rideau Canal (south side of Highway 417)
  • Construction of related works, including retaining walls, roadside protection, drainage works, illumination modifications, and utility relocations, as required.

Noise barriers between O-Train to Lyon Street will be constructed as part of the Midtown Bridges project.  The remaining noise barriers will be constructed as part of other planned works along the Queensway corridor.

MTO Class EA Process

The project followed the approved environmental planning process for Group “B” undertakings under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the study.

A Design and Construction Report (DCR) was prepared for the project and made available for a 30-day public review period from February 5, 2016 to March 7, 2016. The DCR is available via the following link.

A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on January 20, 2016. Display materials presented at the PIC are accessible via the following link:

If you have questions or comments, please contact David Lindensmith, MTO Senior Project Engineer at dave.lindensmith@ontario.ca or 1-800-267-0295 ext. 4701.