Notice of Public Information Centre #1 for the Twenty Mile Creek Arch Bridge Replacement on Regional Rd. 81 in Lincoln

Niagara Region is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study for the replacement of the Twenty Mile Creek Bridge on King St., in the Town of Lincoln. The bridge is located approximately 550m west of Nineteenth St. where Regional Rd. 81 crosses Twenty Mile Creek. A rehabilitation / Replacement Planning Report was prepared in June 2010 recommending a full bridge replacement A subsequent biennial bridge inspection was undertaken in 2017 confirming the recommendation.

The study is being carried out as a Schedule ‘C’ of the Class Environmental Assessment process in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Niagara Region recognizes that this project is being carried out during uncertain times with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Niagara Region will take all necessary steps to ensure maintaining the health and safety of the public. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, most of the future consultation and communications with the public will be online.

Consultation with the public, Indigenous groups, key stakeholders, and regulatory agencies is an important component of the Class Environmental Assessment process. During this study, two Public Information Centres will be hosted to seek feedback. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Information Centres will be held online.

Public Information Centre #1 is being planned to solicit feedback and input on the study, as well as provide an overview of the Study process and discuss the evaluation of alternative solutions and the preliminary preferred solution. Details about the information materials for Public Information Centre #1 will be posted online on the project webpage starting March 1, 2021. The online Public Information Centre will be available on the Twenty Mile Creek Arch project webpage for viewing, and comments will be received, during a two-week period from March 1-12, 2021.

An online comment form will also be made available on the project webpage. You are encouraged to provide input on this study using the online comment form. You are also encouraged to provide your name and email address if you would like to be added to the Study Contact List to receive future notices about this study. Comments and requests to be added to the study contact list can be forwarded to the following project team members:

Graeme Guthrie, C.E.T.
Senior Project Manager
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way,
Thorold ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3249
graeme.guthrie@niagararegion.ca

Felix Wong, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
3450 Harvester Road, Suite 100
Burlington, ON L7N 3W5
905-335-2353
felix.wong@woodplc.com

Personal information collected or submitted in writing will be collected, used and disclosed by members of Regional Council and Regional staff in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The written submissions including names, contact information and reports of the public meeting will be made available. Questions should be referred to the Privacy Office at 905-980-6000, ext. 3779 or FOI@niagararegion.ca.

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