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Are you concerned about new-look Front Street? Have your say March 28

Public Information Centre happening next Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
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Members of the public and media are invited to attend Public Information Centre (PIC) No. 2 about the future reconstruction of the Front Street/Neywash Street corridor from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 28, 2018 at the Orillia City Centre.

The municipality previously hosted a Public Information Centre on September 27, 2017 to present the alternative solutions under consideration to address the deficiencies affecting the subject corridor. Subsequent to a review of comments received, the City of Orillia has selected Alternative 2 as the preferred solution which proposes three lanes, with a common left turn lane, from Laclie Street to King Street and four lanes from King Street to Queen Street East. Bike lanes will not be included within the subject section of Front Street. Servicing and intersection improvements will also be completed.

A second drop-in style Public Information Centre (PIC) has now been scheduled to allow all interested parties an opportunity to review the alternative design concepts developed for the Preferred Solution and to discuss the project further with the study team. Public Information Centre No. 2 is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Tudhope-McIntyre Boardroom, Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street South, Orillia

Public input is encouraged throughout this process and will be given consideration during the planning and design of this project. The deadline for the submission of comments following PIC No. 2 will be April 27, 2018. If you are unable to attend the PIC, presentation material will be available on the City’s website at www.orillia.ca/Frontstreet ON AND AFTER March 28, 2018.

Following PIC No. 2 and a review of comments received, the City will formally select the preferred design concept developed for the Preferred Solution. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared to document the Class EA process and will be made available for a 30-day public review period. A Notice of Completion will be issued to provide additional details including available viewing locations for the ESR.