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Notice of Online Public Information Centre for Regional Rd. 87 (Main St., Lock St., Lakeport Rd.) in St. Catharines

Niagara Region and through their consultant Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd., has undertaken a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the Regional Rd. 87 reconstruction, in the City of St. Catharines. The study area includes Regional Rd. 87 (Main St., Lock St. and Lakeport Rd.) between Verdun Ave. and Regional Rd. 42 (Ontario St.).

As part of the Class Environmental Assessment process, the needs and opportunities along Regional Rd. 87 have been identified, existing conditions have been documented and alternative concepts have been developed and evaluated. Improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated with consideration of the Region’s Transportation Master Plan including Active Transportation and Complete Streets, as well as consideration of public and stakeholder comments received during the first Public Information Centre and throughout the study process.

In accordance with the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, this study is being planned as a Schedule B project. The study process includes public and stakeholder consultation, development and evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of the impacts of the proposed improvements, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.

An online Public Information Centre will be held through the project website to provide members of the public and stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on study alternatives, the identified preferred solution and associated impacts and mitigation measures. Public Information Centre materials will be posted on the Regional Rd. 87 project page starting on Monday, April 19, 2021. A recorded presentation will be available as part of the online Public Information Centre. Members of the public and stakeholders are encouraged to review the Public Information Centre materials and provide any comments or questions to the project team via the online comment form available on the website or at the contact information provided below by Friday, May 7, 2021.

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Pre-registration online is required.

Details on the Q&A event are provided on the project website.

Public and stakeholder consultation is a key element of the Class Environmental Assessment process and input is invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this project. Comments received from the public will be considered in the confirmation of the preferred solution and preparation of the Project File Report.

For further information, or to provide input into the Class Environmental Assessment process, please contact one of the project team members identified below.

Graeme Guthrie, C.E.T.
Project Manager
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3249
graeme.guthrie@niagararegion.ca

Andrea LePlante, P.Eng.
Environmental Assessment Coordinator
Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd.
509 Glendale Ave. E., Suite 300
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
289-434-4804
laplantea@ae.ca

Personal information collected or submitted in writing at public meetings 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.

If you require any accommodations for a disability in order to attend and participate in meetings or events, please let us know in advance so that arrangements can be made in a timely manner. Please contact the Accessibility Advisory Coordinator at 905- 980-6000 ext. 3252 or accessibility@niagararegion.ca.

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