Study Overview

The South Perimeter Highway Design Study will result in a preliminary design for PTH 100 that will include a four-lane divided highway with a depressed median that accommodates potential expansion to six-lanes in the future.

The department does not envision implementing all of the recommended improvements from this study at once, including PTH 100 becoming a fully-access controlled facility. Rather, the study will contain a construction plan that establishes a staged approach to implementing the main lane reconstruction, intersection/interchange improvements, access management changes, and required structural improvements. The department would like to begin reconstruction of PTH 100 as soon as possible.

As part of the reconstruction of PTH 100 and the upgrading of this facility, all connections to, and crossings of the South Perimeter Highway will be reviewed under the study. This includes all roadway, railway, active transportation, and water course crossings and connections. While some considerations will be conceptual in nature, others will require extensive analysis and design efforts. Table 1 provides an overview of the anticipated 22 connections/crossings which require analysis. Other connections/crossings within the PTH 100 study area may require analysis in order for the study to be considered complete, including active transportation facilities such as the Harte Trail and connections to Waverley West. The 22 connections are displayed graphically on Figure 2 (PDF, 150 KB).

Figure 2: Crossing Locations

Figure 2: Crossing Locations (PDF, 150 KB)

The component of the Study related to the St. Norbert Bypass involves identifying the alignment of that roadway between its interchange connections with PTH 100, near Kenaston Boulevard, and PTH 75 south of the St. Norbert community. That roadway's expressway standard will allow for a limited number (one or two) of at-grade intersections between the interchange connections at each end. The locations and configurations of these intersections, along with their connectivity to local roads, will be designed to a preliminary level.