HART Combined Intersection Upgrades

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The City of Whitehorse and Government of Yukon are partnering on the HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades project. This joint initiative will focus on improving the Hamilton Boulevard & Alaska Highway / Two Mile Hill Road and the Range Road & Two Mile Hill Road intersections. That is where the HART comes in – H for Hamilton Boulevard, A for Alaska Highway, R for Range Road, and T for Two Mile Hill.

Both intersections are prominent, high-volume intersections that serve a variety of road users including people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving. We also recognize the importance of these intersections for goods movement, deliveries, and emergency response, which underscores the need for a comprehensive approach that considers the needs of all users. The City and Government of Yukon have heard concerns about traffic and road safety issues, particularly between active transportation users and vehicles. Through this project, the City and Government of Yukon will work with residents and stakeholders to develop improvement options to make walking, biking, transit, and driving through these intersections easier, safer, and more enjoyable.

The HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades will be developed based on technical analysis and meaningful community and stakeholder engagement. Using input from both perspectives, the project team will develop a conceptual design that meets the goals and objectives of both the City and Government of Yukon.

The process to create the final design will be completed over the next 9 months, with a variety of engagement activities and opportunities to provide input.

Get involved

Input from community members is important for this project. The City of Whitehorse and Government of Yukon want to hear from a range of voices to create a conceptual design that addresses community concerns and priorities. All opinions are welcome!

Keep reading to learn about the engagement opportunities.

April 17 and 18, 2024: In-person Pop-up Events

The project team will be available to discuss the project and receive feedback during two upcoming pop-up events. The first event will be held at the Canada Games Centre on April 17 from 5 to 8 pm. The second event will take place at the corner of Main St and 3rd Ave on April 18 between 11 am and 2 pm.

April 2 to 19, 2024: Community Survey #2

The information we gather from this survey will be used to help both the City of Whitehorse and the Government of Yukon finalize their design for this intersection. Take the survey.

April 3, 2024: Public Information Session

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 7 pm for an online information session to share recommended design options and seek community feedback. The information session was recorded and posted under the Updates tab for those unable to attend live.

July 5, 2023: Community Survey #1

A community survey was available until July 5. This survey helped the project team understand the current issues and opportunities for the study area.

June 28, 2023: Project Information Session

There was be a public webinar on June 28 to introduce the project and seek feedback on current issues and opportunities. This session was also an opportunity for attendees to communicate directly with the project team and ask questions.

The City of Whitehorse and Government of Yukon are partnering on the HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades project. This joint initiative will focus on improving the Hamilton Boulevard & Alaska Highway / Two Mile Hill Road and the Range Road & Two Mile Hill Road intersections. That is where the HART comes in – H for Hamilton Boulevard, A for Alaska Highway, R for Range Road, and T for Two Mile Hill.

Both intersections are prominent, high-volume intersections that serve a variety of road users including people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving. We also recognize the importance of these intersections for goods movement, deliveries, and emergency response, which underscores the need for a comprehensive approach that considers the needs of all users. The City and Government of Yukon have heard concerns about traffic and road safety issues, particularly between active transportation users and vehicles. Through this project, the City and Government of Yukon will work with residents and stakeholders to develop improvement options to make walking, biking, transit, and driving through these intersections easier, safer, and more enjoyable.

The HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades will be developed based on technical analysis and meaningful community and stakeholder engagement. Using input from both perspectives, the project team will develop a conceptual design that meets the goals and objectives of both the City and Government of Yukon.

The process to create the final design will be completed over the next 9 months, with a variety of engagement activities and opportunities to provide input.

Get involved

Input from community members is important for this project. The City of Whitehorse and Government of Yukon want to hear from a range of voices to create a conceptual design that addresses community concerns and priorities. All opinions are welcome!

Keep reading to learn about the engagement opportunities.

April 17 and 18, 2024: In-person Pop-up Events

The project team will be available to discuss the project and receive feedback during two upcoming pop-up events. The first event will be held at the Canada Games Centre on April 17 from 5 to 8 pm. The second event will take place at the corner of Main St and 3rd Ave on April 18 between 11 am and 2 pm.

April 2 to 19, 2024: Community Survey #2

The information we gather from this survey will be used to help both the City of Whitehorse and the Government of Yukon finalize their design for this intersection. Take the survey.

April 3, 2024: Public Information Session

Join us on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 7 pm for an online information session to share recommended design options and seek community feedback. The information session was recorded and posted under the Updates tab for those unable to attend live.

July 5, 2023: Community Survey #1

A community survey was available until July 5. This survey helped the project team understand the current issues and opportunities for the study area.

June 28, 2023: Project Information Session

There was be a public webinar on June 28 to introduce the project and seek feedback on current issues and opportunities. This session was also an opportunity for attendees to communicate directly with the project team and ask questions.

Ask a Question

Have a question about the HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades project? Add it here and we will aim to reply within five business days. Thank you for taking the time to ask a question!

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  • Share Has any consideration been given as to whether one large traffic circle/oval could work to address both problem areas? on Facebook Share Has any consideration been given as to whether one large traffic circle/oval could work to address both problem areas? on Twitter Share Has any consideration been given as to whether one large traffic circle/oval could work to address both problem areas? on Linkedin Email Has any consideration been given as to whether one large traffic circle/oval could work to address both problem areas? link

    Has any consideration been given as to whether one large traffic circle/oval could work to address both problem areas?

    Melanie Harris asked 3 months ago

    Consideration to other roundabout configurations, including double roundabouts, “dog-bone” interchange roundabout, and a single large roundabout, were discussed at the options development stage and ultimately screened out due to the traffic flow patterns of the two intersections, limitations of the right-of-way required, and limitations of the existing road geometry connecting into the intersections today.

  • Share Could you post the design options as a separate file from the survey? Apologies if I missed this. on Facebook Share Could you post the design options as a separate file from the survey? Apologies if I missed this. on Twitter Share Could you post the design options as a separate file from the survey? Apologies if I missed this. on Linkedin Email Could you post the design options as a separate file from the survey? Apologies if I missed this. link

    Could you post the design options as a separate file from the survey? Apologies if I missed this.

    Newbie asked 4 months ago

    Absolutely, the design options will be available on the website at the start of the webinar on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm.

  • Share Will there still be a Public Information Session for the HART Combined Intersection Upgrades on April 03 2024? on Facebook Share Will there still be a Public Information Session for the HART Combined Intersection Upgrades on April 03 2024? on Twitter Share Will there still be a Public Information Session for the HART Combined Intersection Upgrades on April 03 2024? on Linkedin Email Will there still be a Public Information Session for the HART Combined Intersection Upgrades on April 03 2024? link

    Will there still be a Public Information Session for the HART Combined Intersection Upgrades on April 03 2024?

    Lewis Rifkind asked 4 months ago

    Hi Lewis, 

    Yes, the Public Information Session on April 3 is still happening. The Zoom link will be posted in the project description on this Engage page soon. Please check back for updates.

  • Share Why would you call this HART? It's an insider codeword nobody has ever heard of. Everybody knows the Two Mile Hill intersection. This is not a good name to draw in more citizens. on Facebook Share Why would you call this HART? It's an insider codeword nobody has ever heard of. Everybody knows the Two Mile Hill intersection. This is not a good name to draw in more citizens. on Twitter Share Why would you call this HART? It's an insider codeword nobody has ever heard of. Everybody knows the Two Mile Hill intersection. This is not a good name to draw in more citizens. on Linkedin Email Why would you call this HART? It's an insider codeword nobody has ever heard of. Everybody knows the Two Mile Hill intersection. This is not a good name to draw in more citizens. link

    Why would you call this HART? It's an insider codeword nobody has ever heard of. Everybody knows the Two Mile Hill intersection. This is not a good name to draw in more citizens.

    sokolov asked about 1 year ago

    This joint initiative will focus on improving the Hamilton Boulevard & Alaska Highway / Two Mile Hill Road and the Range Road & Two Mile Hill Road intersections. That is where the HART comes in – H for Hamilton Boulevard, A for Alaska Highway, R for Range Road, and T for Two Mile Hill.

  • Share Why do are continuously wanting to change designs and spend money unnecessarily when retiming lights at creating more time for traffic to travel or installing left hand turn signals at heavily traffic areas would solve the problem. I do not have an engineering degree but it’s clearly not rocket science. You have continued over the years to block certain avenues in the downtown core for traffic to follow through town and have created a mess. Your planning department gets a failing grade. I plot my route with right hand turns to avoid mishaps and travel safety. Every change you make creates more problems, it does not improve anything. And please please please no more traffic circles? 6th and Black Street are the biggest joke ever! Last of all. Please let your front line staff know of this, as when I asked last week they had no knowledge of this and when asking assistance I was given a cell Number that was not a City staff number but a private citizens? Not good folks, not good! on Facebook Share Why do are continuously wanting to change designs and spend money unnecessarily when retiming lights at creating more time for traffic to travel or installing left hand turn signals at heavily traffic areas would solve the problem. I do not have an engineering degree but it’s clearly not rocket science. You have continued over the years to block certain avenues in the downtown core for traffic to follow through town and have created a mess. Your planning department gets a failing grade. I plot my route with right hand turns to avoid mishaps and travel safety. Every change you make creates more problems, it does not improve anything. And please please please no more traffic circles? 6th and Black Street are the biggest joke ever! Last of all. Please let your front line staff know of this, as when I asked last week they had no knowledge of this and when asking assistance I was given a cell Number that was not a City staff number but a private citizens? Not good folks, not good! on Twitter Share Why do are continuously wanting to change designs and spend money unnecessarily when retiming lights at creating more time for traffic to travel or installing left hand turn signals at heavily traffic areas would solve the problem. I do not have an engineering degree but it’s clearly not rocket science. You have continued over the years to block certain avenues in the downtown core for traffic to follow through town and have created a mess. Your planning department gets a failing grade. I plot my route with right hand turns to avoid mishaps and travel safety. Every change you make creates more problems, it does not improve anything. And please please please no more traffic circles? 6th and Black Street are the biggest joke ever! Last of all. Please let your front line staff know of this, as when I asked last week they had no knowledge of this and when asking assistance I was given a cell Number that was not a City staff number but a private citizens? Not good folks, not good! on Linkedin Email Why do are continuously wanting to change designs and spend money unnecessarily when retiming lights at creating more time for traffic to travel or installing left hand turn signals at heavily traffic areas would solve the problem. I do not have an engineering degree but it’s clearly not rocket science. You have continued over the years to block certain avenues in the downtown core for traffic to follow through town and have created a mess. Your planning department gets a failing grade. I plot my route with right hand turns to avoid mishaps and travel safety. Every change you make creates more problems, it does not improve anything. And please please please no more traffic circles? 6th and Black Street are the biggest joke ever! Last of all. Please let your front line staff know of this, as when I asked last week they had no knowledge of this and when asking assistance I was given a cell Number that was not a City staff number but a private citizens? Not good folks, not good! link

    Why do are continuously wanting to change designs and spend money unnecessarily when retiming lights at creating more time for traffic to travel or installing left hand turn signals at heavily traffic areas would solve the problem. I do not have an engineering degree but it’s clearly not rocket science. You have continued over the years to block certain avenues in the downtown core for traffic to follow through town and have created a mess. Your planning department gets a failing grade. I plot my route with right hand turns to avoid mishaps and travel safety. Every change you make creates more problems, it does not improve anything. And please please please no more traffic circles? 6th and Black Street are the biggest joke ever! Last of all. Please let your front line staff know of this, as when I asked last week they had no knowledge of this and when asking assistance I was given a cell Number that was not a City staff number but a private citizens? Not good folks, not good!

    Elaine Hanulik asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Elaine, 

    Thank you for your comments and interest in the HART: Combined Intersection Upgrades Project. Do you have a specific question related to this project?

    Regarding signal timing, the City will be updating the signal timing within the next year. If you would like to connect with someone directly at the City regarding transportation, please reach out to Engineering Services. Their contact information is included below. 

    Phone: 867-668-8305

    Email: engineering@whitehorse.ca

  • Share When will we get an advance green for a left turn onto Two Mile Hill from Range Road heading South? The poorly planned traffic management for Whistle Bend has created a traffic flow problem along Range Road through my Takhini neighbourhood. on Facebook Share When will we get an advance green for a left turn onto Two Mile Hill from Range Road heading South? The poorly planned traffic management for Whistle Bend has created a traffic flow problem along Range Road through my Takhini neighbourhood. on Twitter Share When will we get an advance green for a left turn onto Two Mile Hill from Range Road heading South? The poorly planned traffic management for Whistle Bend has created a traffic flow problem along Range Road through my Takhini neighbourhood. on Linkedin Email When will we get an advance green for a left turn onto Two Mile Hill from Range Road heading South? The poorly planned traffic management for Whistle Bend has created a traffic flow problem along Range Road through my Takhini neighbourhood. link

    When will we get an advance green for a left turn onto Two Mile Hill from Range Road heading South? The poorly planned traffic management for Whistle Bend has created a traffic flow problem along Range Road through my Takhini neighbourhood.

    yukon asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. We appreciate your concerns about the traffic flow in this area. The specific details and improvements to be made will be determined through a comprehensive project process, which involves community engagement and technical assessment. These processes play a vital role in ensuring that decisions are well-informed and considerate of the community’s needs and preferences. In addition, the availability of funding from both the City of Whitehorse and Yukon Government will influence the timing of potential improvements for these intersections. 

    Addressing the traffic and road safety issues at these important intersections is a priority for both levels of government, and we appreciate your input. 

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