MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE CENTRAL BRIDGE

The Town of Carleton Place has completed a Class Environmental Assessment study to address structural deficiencies and load capacity issues on Central Bridge and other related works including consideration for additional pedestrian facilities and repairs to Gillies Bridge, and modifications to the Mill Street Bridge further to the east to accommodate planned redevelopment on McArthur Island. In addition to the bridge requirements, consideration was also given to relocation of municipal services (i.e. watermain) as required.

The Town has planned this project under Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015).  As such, public and technical agency consultation played a key role in developing the study recommendations.

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the planning process undertaken, details of the study recommendations as well as

potential impacts and mitigation measures, has been completed and by this Notice is being placed in the public record for review.  Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice and the receipt of approvals, the Town intends to proceed with construction of the recommended projects as outlined in the ESR. 

The ESR is available for review and is also available in hard copy at the Carleton Place Town Hall (175 Bridge Street) during regular hours of operation Monday to Friday.  Further information may be obtained from one of the following members of the project team:

Town of Carleton Place
Paul Knowles, P.Eng.
Project Manager
175 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON, K7C 2V8
Tel: 613-257-6207

E-mail: PKnowles@carletonplace.ca

 

R.V. Anderson Associates Limited
Andrew McGregor, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner, EA & Approvals
1 St. Paul Street, Suite 702
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7L2
Tel: 905-685-5049

E-mail: AMcGregor@rvanderson.com

 

Interested persons may provide written comments to the project team by April 12, 2019.  If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the project team, a person may request that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (Part II Order).  Requests must be received by the Minister by April 12, 2019.  Part II Order Request Forms are available on the MECP website.  Send your completed Part II Order Request Form to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and to the Director of Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch at the addresses below:

Minister
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Floor 11, 77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON  M7A 2T5

E-mail: Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

 

Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto ON  M4V 1P5

E-mail: enviropermissions@ontario.ca

A copy of your written Part II Order request should also be copied to the Town of Carleton Place by mail or e-mail.

This Notice issued March 14, 2019.