Public input key to informing Oak Park Road Extension Environmental Assessment

In June 2020, the City began an Environmental Assessment for the proposed Oak Park Road Extension, encompassing the study area between the intersection of Kramer’s Way/Hardy Road, and Colborne Street West in Brantford. This study will build off planning  conducted as part of the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update (2014), the current TMP update, and the Oak Park Road Extension Feasibility Study that evaluated a series of options for the Oak Park Road extension.

In response to exponential population growth in the City’s west end, the Oak Park Road Extension project is intended to improve and better connect traffic operations city-wide, by alleviating demand on existing local routes and reducing travel times to and from key growth areas of the city. The project is expected to benefit not only the nearly 10,000 residents who live in the west end (Ward 1), but also thousands more who are centrally located in Wards 2 and 5 as it is expected that the extension will also help alleviate traffic from Brant Avenue.

The City is aware of the complex issues that may arise during this project and the potential impact to local communities. The City is committed to thoroughly examining the potential impact of the proposed alternative to the environment such as air quality, noise levels and traffic in the surrounding communities, and to ensuring proper mitigation measures are carried out.

We want to hear from you

Although a series of preliminary options have been proposed in previous studies, no plans or budgets for this project will be finalized until the Environmental Assessment is completed. The City respects the importance of involving citizens in the development of projects of this scope and scale, and as such are committed to ensuring there is a range of opportunities for the community to be involved in the assessment process.

Given public input is a vital part of this study, the City will offer a series of Public Information Centres (PICs) to provide the community with current and accurate project information and opportunities to ask questions of City staff and provide feedback. Throughout the course of the study, the public will be invited to take part in a number of Public Information Centres (virtual for the time being) as well as other opportunities for involvement to be announced in the near future.  

For more information, to provide comments, or to be added to the mailing list, please visit or contact:

Chris Fong, P. Eng.
Senior Transportation Project Manager
City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M2
519-759-4150 Ext. 5630