November 4, 2020 Project Update: Filing of Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR)

The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has retained JACOBS and Dillon Consulting Limited to complete a Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the replacement of the Hawkesbury Creek & CNR Overhead Bridge and the Highway 34 Overpass at County Road 17 in the Town of Hawkesbury/Champlain Township and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

The study is following the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ undertakings (major improvements to existing facilities) under the Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). When complete, the Recommended Plan will be documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) and filed for a 30-day public review period.

The purpose of this website is to keep the public informed, to display Public Information Centre (PIC) materials, and to allow for public comments. The website will be continually updated to give notification of project milestones, opportunities for public engagement and other relevant information. The first round of PIC materials can be viewed HERE. Recently updated PIC materials including the detailed bridge design, improvements to the detour route, anticipated impacts and proposed mitigation, and a summary of comments gathered during the first round of public consultation and how they were addressed can be viewed HERE.