County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) Reconstruction

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Northumberland County, in collaboration with the Municipality of Brighton, is undertaking a study to plan for the reconstruction of County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) and is seeking public input to provide feedback on proposed options for improvements.

Located in the Municipality of Brighton, County Road 64 is a primary route through the Municipality, connecting to Prince Edward County and providing a north-south route for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists in the urban areas of Brighton. Several sections along County Road 64 have reached the end of their useful life and are in need of upgrades. Portions of the underground infrastructure also require upgrades or replacement as well.

The study

The County has launched a study to develop a design plan for County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) that will address the existing infrastructure needs as well as support the travel and mobility needs of the community.

Scope

The study covers 6.9 kilometres of road, extending from Elizabeth Street in downtown Brighton to the Quinte West boundary at Stoney Point Road. The study is divided into two sections:

Rural road section: Harbour Street to Stoney Point Road

Improvements could include:

  • Road resurfacing
  • Culvert replacement
  • Addition of paved shoulders

Urban road section: Elizabeth Street to Harbour Street

Improvements could include:

  • Upgraded sidewalks
  • Paved cycling lane or multi-use paths
  • Traffic calming features
  • Intersection upgrades
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of sewers and watermains
  • Grading improvements that may impact properties outside of the road right-of way

Process

The study is being carried out following Schedule ‘B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process which provides a framework for the planning, design, and implementation of infrastructure projects. The study and related public and agency consultation process will:

  • Assess the condition of the existing roadway and underground infrastructure
  • Identify opportunities for safety, accessibility, and active transportation improvements
  • Develop alternative designs for road improvements and related infrastructure
  • Examine impacts of alternative designs on the social, cultural, and natural environments
  • Identify measures to mitigate potential impacts
  • Evaluate the alternatives and establish options for implementation

We want to hear from you

The County is seeking public input on the best options to be considered in the reconstruction of County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) in Brighton.

Public engagement objectives for the County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) Reconstruction project:

  1. Inform residents and road users about the study to undertake improvements.
  2. Obtain feedback about the proposed options to inform a course of action.

First public information session: Completed July 27, 2022

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Northumberland County and representatives from the Municipality of Brighton held the first of two public information sessions to review the opportunities for improvement.

Public input for the July 27 session has closed, but you can still submit comments by submitting a response to the public comment box below, or by emailing the project team to submit private questions and feedback.

Meeting materials

Next steps

Second public information session: Early 2023 (to be confirmed)

  • Community members will be invited to share feedback on a recommended course of action.

Join in the conversation

  • Sign up for our email distribution list for updates about the project and opportunities to provide your feedback. Click ‘subscribe’ under the ‘Stay Informed’ box.
  • Email the project team to submit private questions and feedback by August 10, 2022.
  • Share your feedback with the project team and other Join In Northumberland participants by submitting a response to the public comment box below by August 10, 2022.

Northumberland County, in collaboration with the Municipality of Brighton, is undertaking a study to plan for the reconstruction of County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) and is seeking public input to provide feedback on proposed options for improvements.

Located in the Municipality of Brighton, County Road 64 is a primary route through the Municipality, connecting to Prince Edward County and providing a north-south route for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists in the urban areas of Brighton. Several sections along County Road 64 have reached the end of their useful life and are in need of upgrades. Portions of the underground infrastructure also require upgrades or replacement as well.

The study

The County has launched a study to develop a design plan for County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) that will address the existing infrastructure needs as well as support the travel and mobility needs of the community.

Scope

The study covers 6.9 kilometres of road, extending from Elizabeth Street in downtown Brighton to the Quinte West boundary at Stoney Point Road. The study is divided into two sections:

Rural road section: Harbour Street to Stoney Point Road

Improvements could include:

  • Road resurfacing
  • Culvert replacement
  • Addition of paved shoulders

Urban road section: Elizabeth Street to Harbour Street

Improvements could include:

  • Upgraded sidewalks
  • Paved cycling lane or multi-use paths
  • Traffic calming features
  • Intersection upgrades
  • Rehabilitation or replacement of sewers and watermains
  • Grading improvements that may impact properties outside of the road right-of way

Process

The study is being carried out following Schedule ‘B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process which provides a framework for the planning, design, and implementation of infrastructure projects. The study and related public and agency consultation process will:

  • Assess the condition of the existing roadway and underground infrastructure
  • Identify opportunities for safety, accessibility, and active transportation improvements
  • Develop alternative designs for road improvements and related infrastructure
  • Examine impacts of alternative designs on the social, cultural, and natural environments
  • Identify measures to mitigate potential impacts
  • Evaluate the alternatives and establish options for implementation

We want to hear from you

The County is seeking public input on the best options to be considered in the reconstruction of County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) in Brighton.

Public engagement objectives for the County Road 64 (Prince Edward Street) Reconstruction project:

  1. Inform residents and road users about the study to undertake improvements.
  2. Obtain feedback about the proposed options to inform a course of action.

First public information session: Completed July 27, 2022

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Northumberland County and representatives from the Municipality of Brighton held the first of two public information sessions to review the opportunities for improvement.

Public input for the July 27 session has closed, but you can still submit comments by submitting a response to the public comment box below, or by emailing the project team to submit private questions and feedback.

Meeting materials

Next steps

Second public information session: Early 2023 (to be confirmed)

  • Community members will be invited to share feedback on a recommended course of action.

Join in the conversation

  • Sign up for our email distribution list for updates about the project and opportunities to provide your feedback. Click ‘subscribe’ under the ‘Stay Informed’ box.
  • Email the project team to submit private questions and feedback by August 10, 2022.
  • Share your feedback with the project team and other Join In Northumberland participants by submitting a response to the public comment box below by August 10, 2022.

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Hopefully with the infrastructure construction additional catch basins could be added to extend from the present to Harbour Street so that consideration could be given to backfilling the ditches which would help in grass trimming work.

clubmember 6 months ago

I'm not sure how wide a shared walk/bicycle path would be but if it resembles the paved sidewalk on the south side of Prince Edward Street we might find cars parking on it as they presently do. Mothers with carriages have to walk around on the road to get by. There has been one parked in front of #190 for over a week now.

clubmember 6 months ago

Of the traffic calming ideas, I think the automated speed radar display would be a help. We've noticed some placed in the Cramahe area on roads far less travelled. The very best, however, would be a recording radar camera so speeders could be issued tickets. On observing the regular traffic on Prince Edward, such a unit would pay for itself in a very short time.

clubmember 6 months ago

I think a sidewalk would be a benefit on the north side of Prince Edward St. as the present one ends abruptly at Stephen St. It would benefit those living on that side of the street as we see them cross over to the south side when walking

clubmember 6 months ago

The meeting was quite interesting and I'd like to comment on some of the points. Infrastructure definitely needs upgrades after witnessing a water main break on Prince Edward St. a year ago last October

clubmember 6 months ago

I prefer Option 2, which keeps bicyclists off the road surface. The roadway is not that wide, and with the volume of large vehicle traffic it supports, more mishaps seem certain with Option 1.
I also agree with the concerns noted below about more traffic diverting to Boes Rd, which would certainly result in the need for a more formalized management of the two-way flow under the train bridge ie stop lights. Even with the sparse traffic now, I see southbound drivers race through to avoid a momentary yield, causing some close calls.

GFW 6 months ago

As others have commented, I feel its important to separate bicyclists, scooters etc from vehicle traffic within the proposed upgrades. Especially in view of the increasing heavy truck traffic. I like the Concept 2, sidewalk and multi-use path. I'd like to see a heavy truck alternate route somehow designed in to this plan, to divert trucks going to the Loyalist Industrial Park, away from Prince Edward/64. I'd like to see some permanent improvements to the steep change in grade, and hardscaping at the double railroad tracks to replace the field of weeds currently there. Finally, I'd like to see the current weird "triangle intersection" where Cedar and 64 meet, possibly replaced with a roundabout.

norm 6 months ago

I am most concerned about improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. In particular, I feel that separating bicycles from vehicle traffic is important to do, wherever possible, to improve safety and encourage cycling. For the urban portion, I like Concept 2, sidewalk + multi-use path. Because pedestrians and cyclists would need to cross the road just south or north of the railway, as shown in the presentation, it will be critically important that safe crossing infrastructure be established at the crossing point, such as the pedestrian crossover described in the presentation.
I also support the use of traffic calming measures, particularly at the gateway between the urban and rural portions. Speed radar signs, on-road markings, narrowing the roadway, and gateway signage all seem like useful options to slow traffic while not impeding access by emergency vehicles.

Amy Zierler 6 months ago

Thank you for the comprehensive presentation last night. I encourage options for walking and bike lanes (especially MUP) that enhance attractiveness and the environment. Does the path have to be paved, for example? Or could it be the hard-packed surface used on rail trails? Is there any room for the trail to be further distanced from the road (notably on the rural portion), or to at least meander a bit in some sections? Can green space be enhanced at all? For calming: gateway signs such as the yellow/30 example, surrounded by flowers, invites rather than demands. One electronic sign as at the approach to the urban section helps me as a driver, but only at a transition point, and only once.
Thanks.

pet 6 months ago

After attending last nights meeting there is another concern. If traffic is calmed along 64, people will use Bose Rd as an alternative and tragic will increase there. People already use this route to avoid the train tracks and speeding is a real issue. As the bridge only allows one car at a time and is an honour system for cars to get through I see a potential for accidents to increase. While Bose Rd is a municipal road this needs to be taken into consideration.

Something not mentioned last night was police presence and radar. This is huge deterrent. Once it’s understood that tickets are involved people will get the message “you don’t want to speed in Brighton” In my last township a patrol car parked at the side of the road was enough to slow people down.

Kmac 6 months ago

Is there any consideration for improvement of the level crossing on Prince Edward?

clubmember 7 months ago

Would like to know what calming features are being considered?

clubmember 7 months ago

Speeding is an issue on Prince Edward Street. The town could see a windfall in fines if speed cameras were installed. It would be like shooting fish in a bucket. Most local residents (not all) do obey the speed limit. Drivers of tandem dump trucks should be paid by the hour not the load.

clubmember 7 months ago

I anticipate major water main reconstruction after a water main break on Prince Edward Street a year ago last October.

clubmember 7 months ago

Hopefully with infrastructure improvement, additional catch basins could be added to existing ones to further the storm drain capacity. It is hoped that those ditches beyond the present basins could then be levelled.

clubmember 7 months ago

Traffics calming features on 64 and Harbour St, Boes Rd and Stoney Point Rd should be traffic lights. With increased vehicles on 64, this is the way to slow down speeds and control the traffic. Very few follow the 50 speed zone near Harbour St at present.

Cheryl 7 months ago

I agree with the comment below regarding improving the safety of the intersection at Harbour and 64, and especially Boes and 64.

GFW 7 months ago

Some of the suggestions listed above are great but as for the paved shoulder please don’t, our endangered turtles nest along there and it will take away even more green. If you’re following the speed limits and proper safe distance then there’s no need for a left turn lane onto Harbour as you have lots of time to slow down. Maybe more speed controls through there would help. The rest of the suggested items above are pretty needed

ml 7 months ago

Parking seems to be done on the tarmaced sidewalk area. Is there any way to put some parking on one side of the street or should there be “no parking” allowed. People walking have to go around the vehicles, sometimes onto the road to get by.

H. Dyson 7 months ago

I find that the intersections of 64 and Harbour, and 64 and Boes, come upon a driver very quickly. Both are on a curve, poorly lit, poorly signed, and they do not posess a left or right turn lane. There is little escape for a trailing car to avoid a collision with a turning car. Improving these intersections should be looked at.

Markc 7 months ago
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