Whitevale Bridge – Notice of Study Commencement (Environmental Assessment)

NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT

MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
REPLACEMENT OF WHITEVALE BRIDGE ON WHITEVALE ROAD OVER WEST DUFFINS CREEK

Purpose
The City of Pickering is initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to assess alternatives for the replacement of the Whitevale Bridge on Whitevale Road over West Duffins Creek. Reconstruction of the Whitevale Bridge is required to address structural and safety deficiencies identified by the City.

The Process
The City has retained SRM Associates to complete the Class EA Study. The study will proceed in accordance with ‘Schedule B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, June 2000, as amended in October 2007. The study will confirm the issues, problems and opportunities, and re-confirm the scope of potential project impacts for the reconstruction of the bridge, identify alternative solutions to the defined problems and opportunities, and select a preferred implementation strategy. The alternative solutions will consider the effects on engineering and public safety, natural environment, social environment, economic environment and cultural environment.

Public input during the planning process of this project is encouraged. Formal public consultation will be scheduled during the study to provide additional information, answer questions regarding the project, identify the alternative and preferred solutions being evaluated, and solicit feedback and comments. Notices advising of the date, time and location of the upcoming Public Consultation Centre will be mailed to all stakeholders, posted on Municipal websites and advertised in the local newspaper.

Comments will be maintained for reference throughout the project and will become part of the public record. Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

For more information on this project, please contact:
Darrell B. Selsky, CET, CMM III
Supervisor, Engineering & Capital Works
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7
Phone: 905 420-4660 ext. 2149 | Fax: 905 420-4650
Email: dselsky@cityofpickering.com

Lynn Collins, MCIP, RPP
Environmental Project Coordinator
SRM Associates
110 Scotia Court, Unit 41
Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y7
Phone: 905 686-6402 | Fax: 905 432-7877
E-mail: lcollins@srmassociates.org