Niagara Region, through their consultant Parsons Inc., is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to examine rehabilitation and improvement needs for Regional Raod 98 (Montrose Rd.) and Regional Rd. 47 (Lyons Creek Rd.) / Biggar Rd. This project is being carried out under the planning and design process for a Schedule C project as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The study, which commenced in June 2020, has identified alternative solutions and designs that include geometric and intersection improvements, additional lanes, access management, and active transportation. These improvements are in accordance with the Niagara Region Transportation Master Plan and to provide suitable transportation and municipal infrastructure to service future growth in the area.
Consultation with stakeholders is a key element of this Class Environmental Assessment study. To facilitate this, Public Information Centres will be held to present project information and progress. Public Information Centre #1 was held on June 24, 2020 to introduce the study, present background information, and solicit feedback from the public. Public Information Centre #2 was held on Sept. 23, 2020 to present Phase 2 of the Class Environmental Assessment, which included a description of the existing conditions in the study area and the identification, evaluation, and selection of Alternative Solutions.
The purpose of Public Information Centre #3 is to present and receive input on the identification, evaluation, and selection of a preferred Alternative Design Concept, present the Preliminary Preferred Design, and identify the impacts and mitigation measures. The Public Information Centre will provide an opportunity for you to review the designs and drawings, ask questions and discuss the project with the Project Team. Following this Public Information Centre, interested stakeholders are encouraged to provide their comments on the Preferred Design Concept. After Public Information Centre #3, the Project Team will confirm the recommended Design Concept and prepare an Environmental Study Report that will document the Environmental Assessment process, including the evaluation of alternatives, the consultation undertaken, environmental impacts and mitigation measures, and future commitments. A Public Notice will be issued when the Environmental Study Report is available for public review.
Public Information Centre #3 is being held online and will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
To access the online Public Information Centre, please visit the Montrose Rd. project website. Public Information Centre information material will be available on the website starting April 21, 2021 and comments will be received until May 5, 2021.
Ryall, Project Manager
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
Goertz, P.Eng., Project Manager
4342 Queen St., Suite 407
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7J7
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