Municipal Class Environmental Assessments for: Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Transportation Assessment, and Active Transportation Plan for Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) and Adjacent Municipal Roadways in Niagara Falls
Niagara Region is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, in consultation with the City of Niagara Falls for improvements to Bridge Street (Regional Road 43) and adjacent Municipal Roadways, including:
The purpose of this study is to identify alternative solutions and designs and to obtain the necessary approvals to undertake detailed design and construction of suitable transportation infrastructure to service the Niagara Falls GO Transit Station and vicinity. Opportunities for developing complete streets and increasing access for all road-users will be explored.
The Class Environmental Assessment study defines the problem, identifies and evaluates alternative solutions, and develops a preferred design for the corridor in consultation with adjacent property owners, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, members of the local business community and the public.
The solution and design is based on an evaluation of traffic operations and safety, transit and active transportation considerations, natural environment impacts, land use implications and costs.
The study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule C projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
This study will address the requirements of Phases 1 to 4 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Once the study is complete, an Environmental Study Report will be prepared and available for public review and comment. A Notice of Completion will issued at that stage.
Public Information Centre #2
Public, review agency, and indigenous communities’ consultation is a key element of the process and input will be sought from various parties throughout the study.
The first of the three Public Information Centres for this study was held online from Aug. 18 tp Sept. 15, 2020. The public is now invited to attend and provide input at the second Public Information Centre which will present the results of environmental and technical studies completed to date, the alternative solutions considered and a preliminary preferred solution.
Due to the current closures of public spaces for large gatherings, Public Information Centre #2 is being held online and will include a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Online - To access the online Public Information Centre, visit the project page for Bridge St. and adjacent municipal roadways.
If you have any questions or comments about the study, or wish to be added to the study mailing list, contact either of the following project team members:
Carolyn Ryall, P. Eng
Director, Transportation Services
905-980-6000 ext. 3620
Ray Bacquie, P. Eng.
R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
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.
This notice was first issued on July 5, 2021.