MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE CENTRAL BRIDGE
 
The Central Bridge, located on Bridge Street in downtown Carleton Place, is the central link across the Mississippi River.  The bridge was constructed in 1928 and rehabilitated in 1983.  Recent inspections of the bridge identified structural deficiencies and insufficient load carrying capacity.  
 
The Town of Carleton Place is considering options to replace the Central Bridge to address the identified structural deficiencies and to serve the Town for years to come.  The project works will also include consideration for adding a walkway and undertaking repairs to Gillies Bridge, and potential widening of the other single lane bridge further to the east, with relocation of utilities undertaken as required. 
 
The project is being completed as a Schedule “C” project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015).  As such, extensive public and technical agency consultation will play a key role in developing the study recommendations. 
 
Preliminary project information was presented at the first Public Consultation Centre (PCC), held on May 16, 2018.  A second PCC is being scheduled to present general alternatives being considered for replacement of the Central Bridge and to gather more input and feedback from the public. Similar to the first PCC, the 2nd PCC will be held as an informal “Open House” with materials pertaining to the study on display and members of the project team on hand to answer questions and discuss issues related to the project.
 
Public Consultation Centre #2:
Date: Wednesday June 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Town Hall – Auditorium (175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, ON)
 
If you would like more information prior to the public consultation centre or to be added to the study mailing list, please contact one of the following members of the Project Team: 
 
Town of Carleton Place R.V. Anderson Associates Limited 
Paul Knowles, P.Eng., Project Manager Andrew McGregor, MCIP, RPP, Senior Planner
Tel: 613-257-6207 Tel: 905-685-5049
E-mail: PKnowles@carletonplace.ca E-mail: AMcGregor@rvanderson.com
 
 
This Notice issued June 14, 2018.