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Highway 6 (Hanlon Expressway) Improvements

Reducing travel time and increasing traffic flow for a major hub for business

  • 9KM

    Upgraded Roadway

  • Guelph, Ontario

    Guelph, Ontario

The Hanlon Expressway was congested, but with stakeholder consultation and up-front strategy work, that commute could be improved

The Hanlon Creek and Southgate business parks had grown to be home to more than 10,000 employees, and the existing facility with an at-grade intersection couldn’t support the increase in traffic volume.

The planning, preliminary design, and environmental assessment of this project included identifying a strategy to upgrade the Hanlon Expressway to full freeway standards, with access restricted to interchanges. The recommended plan included two full interchanges, a partial interchange, grade separation of several at-grade intersections, and a service road to support local access to the adjacent community. 

Our public outreach effort, which proved to be a critical element, included four (plus one for detailed design) public information centers, two neighborhood meetings, and a three-day workshop with area residents.  

Plus, as a separate assignment, our team provided detail design services on the construction of a new, grade-separated interchange between the Hanlon Expressway and Laird Road. The project included road widening and realignment, a new underpass, reconstruction of the existing intersection, street lights, and signalization of the ramp terminals. 

Open to traffic for about five years now, the users of these infrastructure upgrades start their work day with a safer and less congested commute. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Adam Barg, Principal, Transportation

As a project manager, my goal is to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. Collaboration leads to innovation that exceeds client expectations.

Tim Belliveau, Principal, Transportation

Highway planning connects communities safely, but sometimes also disrupts them. Working with the community to find the right balance is key.

Steve Brown, Senior Associate, Water Resources

I merge technical knowledge with site specific conditions to provide the most appropriate design for all stakeholders.
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Gregg Cooke, Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

A highway is more than just a facility to move cars and trucks from A to B. Modern highway design is truly based on the principle of community.
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Dave Emery, Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Growth Leader

I stay engaged in projects in an effort to help win work and keep in touch with clients but more importantly to help mentor and develop future leaders.
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Mike Trader, Senior Associate, Transportation

I’m proud to design bridges that support communities and enhance mobility–not only for motorists, but trail users, transit, and wildlife.
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Adam Barg

Principal, Transportation

Tim Belliveau

Principal, Transportation

Steve Brown

Senior Associate, Water Resources

Gregg Cooke

Vice President, Regional Business Leader, Transportation (Canada Ontario)

Dave Emery

Executive Vice President, Regional Operating Unit Growth Leader

Mike Trader

Senior Associate, Transportation

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