Carp Road BIA works on traffic study, hosts AGM Nov. 20

CARP – The Carp Road Business Improvement Area (BIA) will use their Annual General Meeting as an opportunity to speak with City of Ottawa Manager Steve Kanellakos.

The BIA traditionally holds an early morning AGM and this year it will kick off at 7 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the Irish Hills Country Club. The meeting starts with a meet and greet and hot breakfast following by keynote speaker Kanellakos.

The AGM gets underway at 8:30 a.m. and includes the tabling of the BIA budget.

One of the BIA’s top issues is traffic concerns along Carp Road. The two-lane road has few stop lights and has been growing in congestion annually, but is also a main route for Ottawa’s largest light industry business park.

BIA executive director Roddy Bolivar says the BIA is working toward understanding the issue better.

“Carp Road Corridor companies operating large fleets responded to a request from the business association and met to discuss their concerns,” Bolivar released in a statement Oct. 28. “Operators noted the importance of the business area location to Hwy 417 but then brought attention to the constraints of growing traffic congestion.”
The business association retained a traffic consultant to assess current conditions and prepare a report which will be provided to city staff. 

“In early 2020 the city will commence work on a Transportation Master Plan and input from the corridor will help ensure our needs are considered and addressed,” Bolivar said.