Township of Severn continues to experience significant growth and development. To strategically prepare for this continued growth and to enhance our existing transportation network, Severn has completed an update of our Transportation Master Plan (TMP). 

The TMP will serve as a road map for short-range, medium-range and long-range transportation infrastructure investments. 

The updated plan will guide how we:

  • develop our roadways
  • coordinate infrastructure improvements with land uses
  • respond to future growth and demand on our transportation network

Overview of public consultation 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the update of the Transportation Master Plan (February 2022 to October 2023).

The TMP includes details on and summarizes the feedback received by the following public engagement methods:

  • online survey
  • submitted public comments
  • public information centres

Project timeline

Ideas, comments and questions?

Have an idea, comment or question you'd like to share about the final TMP? The final TMP report is being placed online for a minimum 30-day review period starting November 15 and ending December 15, 2023. The TMP is available at the link below. 

Final Transportation Master Plan

All comments and concerns should be submitted in writing to the staff contact before December 15. 

Staff contact

Derek Burke
Director of Public Works
Township of Severn
Phone: 705-325-2315 x230
Email Derek


Review some frequently asked questions.

What is a transportation network?

The transportation network in Severn includes over 413 km of roadways as well as 39 bridge and culvert structures. This network connects our eight settlement areas and important features, such as:
  • rivers and lakes
  • trails
  • forest tracts
  • rich aggregate resources swaths
  • important woodland and wetland areas

What is a Transportation Master Plan?

A Transportation Master Plan serves as a road map for short-range, medium-range and long-range transportation infrastructure investments to:

  • reduce traffic congestion, improve safety, preserve local character and protect the natural environment
  • accommodate future population growth and demands on the transportation network
  • direct the development and improvement of roads and related infrastructure
  • integrate transportation infrastructure with existing and future land-use planning
  • update transportation policies for all future infrastructure renewal and rehabilitation projects
  • identify areas where there are gaps of information and update our current plan

What types of services are considered in the plan?

The Transportation Master Plan considers:

  • population growth
  • opportunities to connect communities
  • active transportation, i.e. bike lanes
  • aggregate haul routes
  • traffic flow and patterns

It's important to note that this process is not a road condition assessment. Concerns with existing road surface quality, including potholes, should be reported to the Public Works department. You can also give us as call after hours at 1-855-527-8841.

Report a concern

How is the community being consulted for the plan?

 Consultations for the plan include:
  • interviews with Council and staff
  • interviews with community stakeholders
  • online survey
  • public information centres

How can I share my ideas about existing and specific issues?

You can submit your questions, comments and ideas by email, phone, or in writing. Any comments on the final TMP should be submitted in writing before December 15, 2023. 

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