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Trent River Crossing EA

Revised Environmental Study Report 

On June 18, 2014, Northumberland County Council endorsed the recommendation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) study to: 1) build a new bridge across the Trent River in Campbellford between Second Street and Alma Street, and 2) plan to replace the existing Bridge Street bridge at the end of its structural lifespan in about 30 years. This EA study was completed in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, following the approval process for Schedule 'C' projects under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Following the public review period from September 4, 2014 to November 3, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the Ministry) received nine (9) requests asking the Minister to issue a Part II Order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act.

In response, the Ministry directed that additional work be conducted to complete the EA in accordance with the EA Act. This included further consultation with potentially interested Aboriginal communities, and further consideration of archaeological resources and impacts on heritage properties.

This work has now been completed and reported to the Ministry. The Environmental Study Report - Revised dated December 2015 has been available for public review on the County web site. The Revised Final dated February 2016 is also available on the County web site. The recommended design endorsed by Northumberland County for the project remains as:

  • A new two lane bridge with sidewalks, plus left turn lanes at the terminal intersections, extending from the intersection of Grand Road and Alma Street on the west side of the Trent River to Second Street near Front Street South on the east side, to be designed to meet the river crossing requirements of the Trent-Severn Waterway;
  • Signalization of the Grand Road/Alma Street intersection;
  • Realignment of Saskatoon Avenue under the east side of the new bridge;
  • Geometric changes to Alma Street and Simpson Street South including minor widening where required and construction to urban design standards; and
  • Eventual replacement of the existing two-lane Bridge Street bridge at the end of its structural design life, estimated to be approximately 30 years.

By this Notice, the Environmental Study Report - Revised Final has been placed on the public record. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, plus the detailed project design, Northumberland County confirmation of project funding and receipt of all necessary permits and approvals, the project may proceed to construction.

The period for public review and comment on this Report - Revised Final extends to April 18, 2016. The Report - Revised Final is available for public viewing through the Northumberland County website and at the following locations:

The County of Northumberland
Clerk's Office
555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6

 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone Toll Free:  1-800-354-7050

  

 

Municipality of Trent Hills
Clerk's Office
66 Front Street S., Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
 

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 705-653-1900

 

The revised ESR is available digitally by clicking on the links below:  

Final Notice of Study Completion - Mar 3, 2016
Revised Final Trent River Crossing ESR Report - Feb 2016
Trent River Crossing EA ESR Appendices 1 & 2
Trent River Crossing EA ESR Appendix 3
Trent River Crossing EA ESR Appendices 4 to 8
Trent River Crossing EA ESR Appendices 9, 10, 12 & 13
Trent River Crossing EA ESR Appendix 11

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussions with Northumberland County, a person or party may request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act which addresses individual environmental assessments. Previous Part II Order requesters can either submit a new letter requesting a Part II Order based on the Revised Final Report dated February 2016, or submit a letter stating that their previous Part II Order request remains valid.

Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Ministry at the addresses below, no later than Monday, April 18, 2016. The request to the Ministry must also be copied to the County's Project Manager identified below. If no request is received, Northumberland County intends to proceed with next steps for the design and construction of the project.



Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5



Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
Ministry of the Environment and
Climate Change
135 St. Clair Ave West, 1st Floor
Toronto ON  M4V 1P5
EAASIBgen@ontario.ca


Mobushar Pannu, P. Eng.
Director, Transportation and
Waste Management
Northumberland County,
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5J6
Tel: 905-372-6812
or 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2301
Fax: 905-372-1696
E-mail: pannum@northumberlandcounty.ca
 

 


For more information:
Don Drackley, MCP
Consultant Project Manager
IBI Group
101-410 Albert Street
Waterloo, ON N2L3V3
Tel: 519-585-2255
Fax: 519-585-2269
Email: ddrackley@ibigroup.com
          Mobushar Pannu, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Director, Transportation and Waste Management
Northumberland County
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6
Tel: 905-372-6812
or 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2301
Fax: 905-372-1696
Email: pannum@northumberlandcounty.ca

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