A staff report for tonight’s city council meeting is recommending that Bay Street be maintained as a one way street and that council go further in terms of reducing the number of lanes for traffic.
The new city council will be receiving a report that is described as an addendum to a former Environmental Assessment Traffic Study for the downtown.
The latest recommendation calls for the number of lanes to be reduced from a previously recommended 3 lanes from the current 4 to just two lanes between Andrew and Pim Streets with turning lanes at busy intersections.
It also recommends that current one-way systems in the downtown stay in place.
The upgrades to Bay Street are tentatively planned for 2019.
Should there be a request for a Part 2 Order as part of the environmental assessment process, it will likely be necessary to defer the project to 2020.
There is no action for city council to take at this time as the report is presented as an information item.