Consultation

So far, more than 1,200 people have attended open houses, and the project team has reviewed more than 1,770 pieces of feedback.  Following the project announcement in July 2015, approximately 40 meetings have been held with stakeholders, including community associations and the stakeholder liaison group. 

Engagement Summary Report – Spring 2016

May 18 – June 10, 2016 comment period

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure held a public information session on May 18, 2016 to provide an opportunity for the public to view updated information regarding the selected design along with additional project details. The feedback form sought comments regarding any aspect of the McKenzie Interchange Project and asked respondents to indicate how likely they would be to use certain proposed channels for construction and traffic communications.

Engagement Summary Report
Appendix 1: Display Boards and Feedback Form
Appendix 2: Notification Materials

Participation:

  • 259 people attended the public open house
  • 164 completed feedback forms were received (97 online and 67 in hardcopy)
  • 26 submissions were received through email or phone

Engagement Summary Report – Spring 2016

February 24 – March 18, 2016 comment period

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure conducted Spring 2016 Public Engagement between February 24 and March 18, 2016 to provide information about the project and collect feedback from First Nations, stakeholders and the public regarding:

  • Two revised project design options
  • Pedestrian, cycling and transit facilities proposed as part of the project
  • Mitigation measures for Cuthbert Holmes Park

Engagement Summary Report
Appendix 1: Notification Materials
Appendix 2: Engagement Materials and Feedback Form

Participation:

  • 353 people attended the public open house
  • 373 completed feedback forms were received (288 online and 85 in hardcopy)
  • 18 submissions were received through email or phone

Engagement Summary Report – Fall 2015

November 16 – December 11, 2015 comment period

The summary report takes from the Fall 2015 engagement period takes into account more than 1,100 comments and submissions from the public, as well as input provided from meetings with First Nations, local governments and key stakeholders.

Engagement Summary Report
Appendix 1: Notification Materials
Appendix 2: Engagement Materials and Feedback Form

Participation

  • 610 people attended the open house on November 17, 2015
  • 1,059 feedback forms (hardcopy and online)
  • 139 email and phone submisssions

Summary of Key Feedback

  • Provide an interchange that operates efficiently
  • Address congestion at the McKenzie and Burnside intersection
  • Ensure the project accounts for forecasted traffic
  • Improve safety at the intersection
  • Ensure good pedestrian and cycling connections
  • Ensure the project design accommodates and encourages transit use
  • Protect Cuthbert Holmes Park and other environmental values
  • Ensure solution incorporates current and future transit needs
  • Address neighbourhood issues including short-cutting traffic
  • Maintain traffic flow during construction