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Notice of study completion for York Road and Four Mile Creek Road intersection improvements in Niagara-on-the-Lake

​The intersection of York Road (Regional Road 81) and Four Mile Creek Road (Regional Road 100) is located in the heart of the community of St. Davids in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The intersection is currently controlled by an all-way stop and during peak periods motorists experience delays. The skewed angle of the intersection also creates vehicle safety issues, and there is an opportunity to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities for the intersection and vicinity.

Process 

Niagara Region, through their consultant CIMA+, has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for the subject intersection in accordance with the planning process for Schedule ‘C’ projects, as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015), as approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. 

The Class Environmental Assessment process included public, Indigenous communities and agency consultation. As part of the consultation program, two online Public Information Centres were held (March 25, 2021 and June 23, 2021) to provide information on the project and to receive comments. 

An Environmental Study Report has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for the study. By this notice, the report is being placed on the public record for a 45-calendar day public review from June 30 to Aug. 15, 2022 on the project website.  

Comments and contacts 

Interested persons may provide written comments to the project contacts within the 45-calendar day review period. All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the project manager and consultant by Aug. 15, 2022.

Maged Elmadhoon, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Manager, Transportation Planning
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, 
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000 ext. 3583
maged.elmadhoon@niagararegion.ca

Phil Weber, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
CIMA+ 
500 - 5935 Airport Rd., Mississauga, ON L4V 1W5
905-695-1005 ext. 6732
phil.weber@cima.ca 

Section 16 Order 

In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (such as requiring an individual / comprehensive environmental assessment approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (for example, require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requestor's contact information and full name for the Ministry.  

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual / comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent by Aug. 15, 2022 in writing or by email to both the following contacts, as well as the project team contacts noted above: 

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
minister.mecp@ontario.ca 

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 
135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5 EABDirector@ontario.ca 

If no order request is received the project will proceed to design and construction as outlined in the planning documentation. 

Please visit the Ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act. 

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. 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 (FIPPA). 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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