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Northern Avenue Improvements - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment


Northern Avenue Improvements – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is initiating a study to investigate alternatives to improve the Northern Avenue Corridor between North Street and Pine Street.  It has been identified that the corridor is a candidate for potential lane reassignment and/or elimination as well as a possible extension.  In conjunction with these potential improvements, the City has also identified the opportunity to integrate improvements to the access/egress of the P-Patch subdivision.    


The City of Sault Ste. Marie completed a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in January of 2015 which provided the City with recommended improvements to accommodate the future road transportation needs for the subsequent 20 years (i.e. to 2035).  The study report includes a recommendation that Northern Avenue undergo a possible lane reassignment as well as an extension to Black Road, which may help to improve road work connectivity as well as reduce the traffic demands on Second Line.  

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The study has been initiated as a Schedule C project in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (“Class EA”) for the purpose of providing guidance for the possible implementation of improvements.  The study will evaluate alternative designs based on their potential impacts on the natural, social and economic environments.    

As public consultation is vital to the success of this study, the City would like to ensure that anyone interested in this project has the opportunity to get involved and provide input.

To be included on the project mailing list or obtain information on the project, please contact a project team member at