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Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit

Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit - Environment Assessment

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project is preparing for the Transit Project Assessment Process, a streamlined Environmental Assessment process under Ontario Regulation 231/08. To support the project, environmental studies are being completed to document existing conditions and assess any potential impacts from the Bus Rapid Transit project. 

Field investigations were undertaken in 2019 and 2020 to collect data on existing conditions.

The studies will determine potential impacts and document mitigation measures that could be applied to reduce or eliminate potential impacts. Mitigation measures proposed will be used by the design team to review and improve the design.

These studies will form part of the Environmental Project Report, which will be posted for public review.

Construction

Draft Implementation Strategy

Subject to Federal approval of ICIP funding and TPAP approval, Durham Region plans to begin construction in specific areas in 2021/2022.

Construction map.

  • Curbside bus lanes have already been constructed in Pickering and Ajax. Since the road has been widened to accommodate the infrastructure, construction costs and duration will be minimized in these areas.
  • Construction will depend on funding, property acquisition, permits and approvals.
  • After this phase, the project will advance to detail design prior to construction. Segments of the corridor in Durham Region will be constructed as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, subject to Federal Approval.