|December 2020||McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming project approved as part of the 2021-2021 Capital Expedenditure Plan|
|June 2021 - December 2021||Detail design|
|Summer 2021||Temporary traffic calming applications|
|Summer 2022||Construction and Implementation|
The City of Whitehorse is implementing traffic calming measues along the McIntyre Drive corridor between Hamilton Boulevard and Hamilton Boulevard. The traffic calming measures are proposed to improve and enhance the urban environment and improve road safety for all users who walk, cycle, take transit, and drive along the corridor.
The proposed works include but are not limited to:
- Utility upgrades and relocation
- Surface works: asphalt, concrete
- Pavement markings
McIntyre Drive is a wide, two-lane, two-way collector roadway that is used to access the McIntyre subdivision. The roadway is a looped roadway that runs between Hamilton Boulevard from the Race Trac Gas station to Elijah Smith Elementary School. The existing and future land uses along McIntyre Drive and in the McIntyre neighbourhood includes residential, educational, and institutional land primarily on Kwanlin Dün First Nation settlement land parcels. Existing land uses include a day care, Elijah Smith Elementary School, Kwanlin Dün Administrative Building, Kwanlin Dün Potlatch House, sporting facilities, and a nursing station. Future land uses include Fas Gas (formerly Race Trac Gas station/Bernie’s Gas), the Kwanlin Dün Community Centre, a sports facility building, and the Kwanlin Dün Administrative Building.
Due to the existing roadway environment, McIntyre Drive has a history of road safety concerns. Road safety issues along the corridor include but are not limited to pedestrian infrastructure gaps, poor lighting, high incidences of excessive speeding, and poor sightlines. As such, McIntyre Drive has been identified for potential traffic calming.
The City engaged with the Kwanlin Dün First Nation to develop a conceptual design (Appendix B: McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming: Traffic Calming Concepts and Post Temporary Measures Installation Results, Stantec, 2020) of the traffic calming improvements. The Conceptual Design Phase of this project has now been completed and this project is advancing to the Detailed Design Phase for 2021.
Traffic calming curbs
Temporary applications design
Mayor and Council Strategic Priorities
Bicycle Network Plan
Transportation Demand Management Plan
If you have questions or concerns or would like to discuss this project in detail, please contact the project manager.
Stefan Baer, E.I.T.