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REVISIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY REPORT
NOTICE OF FILING OF ADDENDUM

County of Lennox & Addington
Class Environmental Assessment for the
Westerly Extension of CR.23
(Taylor Kidd Boulevard)

The County of Lennox & Addington retained AECOM (formerly TSH) in 2006 to complete an Environmental Assessment for the westerly extension of County Road 23 also known as Taylor Kidd Boulevard. The project followed the June 2000 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process for Schedule C projects.

Previous studies indicated that a further westerly extension is needed to address traffic issues resulting from ongoing growth in Bath Ward of Loyalist Township. Updated traffic analysis during the EA found that:

  • East-west capacity through the study area is limited between C.R. 7 and C.R. 4. The only continuous east-west capacity through the study area is Highway 33.
  • As a result of the limited continuous east-west capacity, traffic increases in the study area will affect travel patterns resulting in potentially significant loadings of major intersections. Operating conditions at these intersections would become problematic.

To maximize the efficiency and flexibility of the network, improved capacity is required between C.R. 7 and C.R. 4. The recommended solution is to extend Taylor Kidd Boulevard from the existing terminus westerly, crossing over Millhaven Creek on a bridge structure, then turning north-westerly to Doyle Road. The recommended route then follows the existing alignment of Doyle Road, augmented by a road widening of 10 to 18 m along the north side, to C.R. 7. A Notice of Study Completion was issued on March 24, 2006.

Following the completion of the Environmental Assessment the County has proceeded with detailed design of the new road. The detailed design has now been completed and the County is ready to begin property negotiations for the new Right of Way. Construction of the new roadway will follow the completion of the property negotiations. Due to budgetary constraints construction is expected to be completed in a number of phases starting in 2016.

The Class Environmental Assessment process that is being followed requires that if construction is not commenced within five years of completion of the Class EA study, then the proponent shall review the planning and design process and the current environmental setting to ensure that the project and mitigation measures are still valid given the current planning context.

A review of the Environmental Study Report has been completed. The review has found that the recommended solution documented in the March 2006 Environmental Study Report is still valid. A letter documenting the review and the March 2006 Environmental Study Report are available for review at:

icon County of Lennox & Addington Original Environmental Assessment Report 2006 (8.46 MB)

icon Environmental Assessment Addendum Report (799.73 kB)

icon Environmental Assessment Addendum Brochure (5.73 MB) 

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County of Lennox & Addington
Court House
Roads and Bridges Office, 2nd Fl
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, Ontario

Loyalist Township
Municipal Office
263 Main Street

Odessa, Ontario
Bath Public Library
197 Davy Street (Layer Cake Hall)
Bath, Ontario
Monday 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday 2-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-noon

Further information about the project can be obtained by contacting either:

Steve Roberts, C.E.T.
Manager, Roads & Bridges
County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street E.
Napanee, ON K7R 3S9
Tel: (613) 354-4883 ext. 230
Fax: (613) 354-3112
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or

Guy Laporte, P. Eng., Project Manager
AECOM Canada Ltd.
654 Norris Court
Kingston, ON K7P 2R9
Tel: (613) 634-2821
Fax: (613) 389-6729
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please provide written comment to the County’s Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice. If concerns regarding the recommendations of this addendum cannot be resolved through discussion with the Village, a person may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order) which addresses individual environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below within 30 calendar days of the date of issue of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to The County’s Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk at the address below:

Minister of the Environment
135 St. Clair Avenue, 15th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5

County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street E.
Napanee, ON K7R 3S9

If no requests are received by August 27, 2012 the recommended solution will be adopted and implemented.

This Notice issued July 28, 2012. 

Personal information collected as a result of this environmental assessment is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. Comments may be included in documents that are made available for public review. Personal information, as defined by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, will remain confidential unless prior consent to disclose it is obtained. For more information on the collection and use of the personal information, please contact Guy Laporte at the above address/phone. 

 

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