What To Do About Great Northern Road and Second Line?

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has experienced growth at the Great Northern Road/Second Line intersection creating a need to develop a secondary road system to reduce congestion, improve operations, and connect the commercial/industrial areas between Sackville Road, Second Line, Old Garden River Road, Northern Avenue and Great Northern Road.

Addressing the road discontinuity presents an opportunity to establish a network of collector roads and associated infrastructure within the area. Potential improvements may include extending Industrial Park Crescent southerly to Second Line, one or more connections between Sackville Road and Industrial Park, a connection from Great Northern Road easterly through the commercial development to Old Garden River Road, a northerly Pine Street extension, intersection improvements at Great Northern Road and Second Line and an additional connection south of Second Line.

This project is being planned under Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. A key component of the study includes public input into the planning and design of this project. The first public information centre was held February 1, 2023, and in response to public comments, additional options have been incorporated into the study. A second information will be held:

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School Cafeteria

750 North Street

4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (come and go format)

Consultants and municipal staff will be available to discuss the Great Northern Road/ Second Line Traffic Network, review alternative solutions and gain input from the public. A survey option is available to provide input as well.

For further information on the project contact John McDonald, Project Manager, Principal TULLOCH at 705-949-1457 or email [email protected]. As the study progresses, future opportunities for public input will be publicized and forwarded to key stakeholders and other interested parties.

2 thoughts on “What To Do About Great Northern Road and Second Line?

  1. So if they had done what they were going to do with sackville when the hospital was built and not let that EA expire, we wouldn’t be in this situation of starting over for more tax dollars…

    I’m sure the consultants are friends though so that’s okay… the rich get richer

  2. There just isn’t enough room to make this intersection efficient. People really push the limits of the advanced left turn, including transports driving through town. Northern Ave. and Great Northern intersection is becoming awful just the same. From McNabb all the way to Third Line, 3 lanes north, 3 lanes south. Median for the entire length and dedicated left turn lights and lanes at each intersection. Nowhere near enough space to make the change, this city just wasn’t designed for that level of expansion.

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