These studies are following the approved environmental planning process for a Group ‘B’ undertaking under the requirements of the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO) Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). The purpose of each study is to develop a Recommended Plan, including environmental mitigation measures.
The Class EA process includes on-going opportunities for public involvement. Comments can be submitted to the project team by telephone or email. All comments received, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.
Once stakeholder input for each study has been received, the Recommended Plans will be finalized. At the completion of each study, a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) will be prepared to document the Environmental Assessment Study for the project including:
Upon completion, the TESR will be submitted for a 30-day public review period.
Upon completion of the 30-day public review period and provided there are no outstanding concerns, the study will be considered to have met the requirements of MTO’s Class EA process.