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The Town of Halton Hills is exploring opportunities towards a safe and efficient trucking strategy that supports economic and employment activities, while balancing the needs of the community. This study will identify a long-term strategy for truck movements and aligns with the Town’s 2014-2018 Strategic Action Plan Priorities.In 2017, the Town will consult with residents and businesses to develop solutions that will help direct truck traffic away from our downtowns and urban areas. Public consultation activities will help identify the issues, opportunities, and challenges for developing a trucking strategy for the community. The purpose of the trucking strategy for Halton Hills will be to:
Identify safe and efficient truck routes
Establish Transportation network solutions to support truck traffic
Educate, consult, and engage residents, business, and other stakeholders
Trucking Strategy Study Newsletter #1 - August 2017
The Halton Hills Trucking Strategy is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2017. The figure below illustrates the key steps and milestones.
The road jurisdiction and classifications correspond with Schedule B1 in the Official Plan. Where two roadways of two jurisdictions intersect (e.g. local and regional) the higher jurisdiction has authority over the intersection.
Roads that are under the authority of the Province of Ontario. Truck Restrictions:
All vehicles permitted
Road segments that connect two ends of a provincial highway through urban communities. Connecting Links are operated and maintained by local municipalities, subject to Provincial Policies and regulations.
All vehicles permitted
2.8 km across Queen, Young, Mill & Main Streets in Acton
5.1 km across Guelph and Main Streets in Georgetown
Major arterial roadways operated and maintained by Halton Region.
All vehicles permitted
(3) Trafalgar Rd
(13) Ninth Line
(8) Steeles Ave
(10) 10 Side Rd
(19) Winston Churchill Blvd
(25) Regional Road 25
Roadways operated and maintained by the Town of Halton Hills
Local Delivery Exemptions
Trucking is the primary mode for goods movement within and through Halton Hills. Local roads permit use by all vehicles, including trucks, unless otherwise restricted by the Town’s Uniform Traffic Control By-Law and posted on roads.
These restrictions are used to protect road infrastructure that was not designed to bear heavy loads, or where truck traffic is unsuitable. A range of restrictions are in place as depicted below.
“Heavy Truck” = Commercial vehicle with a weight of 3+ tonnes, when unloaded, and 5+ tonnes when loaded
Heavy Trucks Prohibited
Heavy trucks not permitted anytime, except for local deliveries.
Heavy truck maximum weight restriction allows unloaded trucks to use these roads. Seasonal reduced load restrictions are used to protect roads during the spring thaw.
Heavy trucks not permitted in the evening and overnight due to sensitive land uses.
Heavy trucks excepted only if the location cannot be reached by any other road, and the shortest possible route is taken.
A key component of the trucking strategy is consultation and engagement with members of the public, stakeholders and interested agencies and groups. We want to hear from you and we wants your thoughts on the future of trucking in Halton Hills.
Within each phase there will be an opportunity for you to provide your input. As these opportunities become available more detailed information will be provided.
Phase 1: informing residents and stakeholders of the intents and purposes of the trucking strategy and gathering preliminary input on opportunities and challenges.
Phase 2: outlining potential strategy alternatives and relevant background information and gathering input on preferred solutions.
Phase 3: identifying and gathering input on the draft trucking strategy
There will a number of project materials that have been developed over the course of the study. As materials are developed, they will be posted on the project website for your review and consideration:
To learn more about the context of the trucking strategy, we have consolidated a number of relevant planning documents prepared and adopted by the Town of Halton Hills as well as the Regional Municipality of Halton.