Church St. N. Environmental Assessment

Posted On Friday January 04, 2019

Church Street North & Cunningham Bridge Improvements

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Notice of Study Commencement

Background

The Town of New Tecumseth is beginning an environmental assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act to propose upgrades to Church Street North in Alliston, from Victoria Street to Hussey Street. Upgrades to Church Street North have been identified as priority projects in various town studies and reports such as the 2014 Roads Needs Study, Church Street North Transportation Study, 2016 Municipal Structure Inventory and Inspection Report, DC Background Study and the 2016 Water Master Plan. Upgrades will consider existing and future traffic and infrastructure needs and deficiencies within the study area to be addressed in an environmentally sound manner, in consideration of current Town standards, active transportation opportunities, and surface drainage requirements, with the objective of providing safe and efficient travel for all road users. Upgrades will consider the installation of a left turn lane at Fletcher Crescent, which will require widening or replacement of the Cunningham Bridge over the Boyne River. The study area is shown on the map provided on the reverse of this notice.

Study Process

This study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for a Schedule ‘A+’ project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011, & 2015).  The Class EA Study will address the following:

  • the existing traffic operations and conditions on Church Street North;
  • alternative solutions to implementing full urbanization and addressing the identified future needs;
  • the location, extent and sensitivity of the existing environments within the area;
  • the potential impacts of each alternative to the noted environments and possible mitigating measures; and
  • an assessment and evaluation of the alternatives culminating in a preferred solution.

Consultation

Members of the public, agencies, Aboriginal communities and other interested persons are encouraged to actively participate in the planning of undertaking by attending consultation opportunities or contacting staff directly with information, comments or questions.  Consultation opportunities are planned throughout the planning process, opportunity for public input and comment will be provided at a Public Information Centre (open house) to be held in the upcoming months, during which time the various alternative solutions and assessment of each will be presented.  Further details with respect to the Public Information Centre will be advertised on the Town Website, local newspaper, and by direct mail out to Church Street North residents and individuals requesting to be added to the project mailing list.

Project Contacts

If you would like to be added to or removed from our project mailing list or have project-related questions, please contact the Town and/or Consultant as noted below:

Owner                                                                                      Consultant

Town of New Tecumseth                                                           C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd.

10 Wellington Street East                                                          115 Sandford Fleming Dr. #200

Alliston, ON   L9R 1A1                                                               Collingwood, ON   L9Y 5A6

Rob Greenwood                                                                        Emma Wilkinson, H.B.A., B.E.Sc., P.Eng

Engineering Coordinator                                                            Project Manager

rgreenwood@newtecumseth.ca

                                                 ewilkinson@cctatham.com

(705) 435-3900 x1314                                                               (705) 444-2565 x2101

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed for the purpose of transparency and consultation.  The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.