Search this Site


email iconSign up for an email newsletter that lets you know when a new Post has been made. Will be sent at 8:00 a.m. any day with a new post. Unsubscribe at any time. Name optional.  Click here to subscribe.

Comments Policy

Your real name is not required, but to distinguish between posters - a unique name is best. But do enter something.  If you don't you'll be labelled with something you may not like and your comment will be deleted. Register and then login and then you can also edit your own comments!

Spam comments that include personal attacks will be deleted.  Comments unrelated to the post subject or a previous comment will also be deleted.  If you have problems, first check this page.

Latest Comments

  • Wally Keeler said More
    Actually they are comments that should be put into the CCC propaganda brochure,... 3 minutes ago.
  • Dubious said More
    The $1000 was not mentioned since the relevant information was in my earlier... 18 minutes ago.
  • Wally Keeler said More
    Dubious sez, "That means that it cost us over directly $1000 for every family in... 35 minutes ago.
  • Wally Keeler said More
    Yes, indeed. 42 minutes ago.
  • Wally Keeler said More
    And your comments are as semi-literate, boring, witless and colourless, the... 43 minutes ago.
  • Dubious said More
    The domain was registered in January of 2016. I suppose that it... 2 hours ago.
  • Susie-Q said More
    In my opinion, it's all about prioritizing.It sounds like there are more... 2 hours ago.
  • Walter Luedtke said More
    Had a look at the "profile" document.
    Smiles. Purple realtor prose abounds. Is... 3 hours ago.

Login Form

Registering and logging in is recommended but not necessary for commenting

Login and edit your own posts.

Site Features

See this page for more about this site including its features.

Well maybe no new interchange for 25 years but these things get planned a long way ahead. The area in the east of Cobourg - north of King and East of the CCC all the way to the north boundary is the next area to be developed after the New Amherst and West Park developments are completed. Tentative ideas for this area assume that there will be another 401 interchange around Nagle. That's off Danforth near the eastern boundary of Cobourg. Any interchange would be paid for by Cobourg and not the Provincial Ministry of Transportation (MOT) but planning is already starting.

Although actual construction will likely not start for 25 years, the MOT will shortly start working on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the stretch of 401 from Division to Colborne for an eventual 6 or even 8 lanes. They offered Cobourg the option of tacking on the EA for the Nagle road interchange to their contract. The cost would be $294,060 compared to about $600K to $700K if it were stand alone. At the next Council meeting, Council will be asked to approve spending this now to take advantage of the savings. Most of the cost (75%) will be recovered from Development charges but the other 25% would be from the 2018 Capital budget.

East Secondary planAccording to the memo from staff:

The Cobourg East Community (Area "C") is a 570 ha tract of land in the northeast sector of the Town of Cobourg. The Cobourg East Community Secondary Plan envisages this area to ultimately be a compact, urban community for approximately 16,500 people and 6,500 dwellings, in addition to having employment and non-residential development.

To accommodate the traffic generated by this growth it is anticipated that a new interchange on Hwy 401 at Nagle Rd will be required.

For map at right, click to enlarge or download printable version here.

The Environmental Assessment will look at alternatives for the interchange location that would include:

  • At Nagel Road
  • West of Nagel Road (Greer Road)
  • East of Nagel Road (Jarvis Road)

The EA includes preliminary engineering, a study of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, species at risk, archaeology and built heritage. Once the option is selected it would become part of the Preliminary Design Report for the Highway 401 Widening Study.


Addendum - July 17, 2017

At the Council meeting today, the proposal from MOT was accepted so Cobourg will be paying for the EA for the interchange.  The reason for the 25% split was explained - it's effectively charging 75% of the cost to the new (future) development and 25% to existing taxpayers.


Google Ad