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County Road 4: CR 89 to Barrie City Limits


Following completion of the County of Simcoe’s Transportation Master Plan Update, the County has identified the need to widen County Road 4, between County Road 89 (Shore Acres Drive) and Barrie city limits (Lockhart Road). The County is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to consider options for the widening of County Road 4 to address increasing traffic demands and to support the growth and development in the County (​​. The addition of a multi-use trail along will be considered as part of the planning and design of the project.​

The process will include the evaluation of alternative design concepts with consideration for the natural, cultural, technical and economic environment.  A preferred design will be recommended in consultation with agencies, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and the public.  The process will be documented in an Environmental Study Report (ESR), prepared for public review.

Public Information Centre

The County likes to ensure that anyone interested in this project has the opportunity to provide input into the planning and design. 

The County provided virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) to describe the process, the proposed alternative design concepts, identify next steps and gather public comments.

Members of the public can read a report on the engagement received through this PIC​. ​

Following the PIC, and in consideration of comments received, the preferred design concept will be identified. The preferred design concept will be presented in a second PIC, planned for later in the project schedule.​


Please contact either of the following Project Team members if you are unable to access the online information concerning this project or if you would like to be added to the Project Contact List to receive future project notices.

Claire Walker, P.Eng. PMPProject Engineer

County of Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
Tel: (705) 726-9300, Ext. 1168
​Drew Davidge P.Eng.
Project Manager
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
128 Wellington Street West, Suite 301
Barrie, ON L4N 8J6
Tel: 705-797-4358

Project and notice information will be made accessible upon request in accordance with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. This Notice first published February 16, 2023.​