The Regional Municipality of Niagara (Niagara Region) has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the section of Regional Road 81 (King Street) from Vinehaven Trail to 23rd Street, in the Town of Lincoln. The purpose for undertaking this study was to confirm the need/justification for roadway improvements and infrastructure enhancements required along the subject portion of the roadway. Through the EA planning and design process, a recommended design was developed for the roadway that includes:
In accordance with the EA Act, the Niagara Region has planned this project under Schedule “B” of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, October 2000, as Amended in 2007 and 2011. Subject to any comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Niagara Region intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project.
A Project File containing details of the study recommendations, as well as a description of the planning and public consultation process undertaken, has been placed in the public record for a 30-day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class EA. The project file is available for review at the following locations beginning November 30, 2017:
Interested persons should provide written comments or questions to the Region through one of the following project team members:
If concerns cannot be resolved in discussion with the Niagara Region, interested persons or parties may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change order a change to the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (known as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Requests must be received by the Minister by December 29, 2017. Requests should be sent to the Minister, with a copy forwarded to the Environmental Approvals Branch and Niagara Region, at the following contacts below:
Personal information submitted in writing is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used by members of Regional Council and Regional staff. Any written submissions including names and contact information will be made available to the public. Questions should be referred to the Regional Clerk at 905-980-6000, ext. 3222.
A previous Notice of Study Completion was issued on August 18, 2016. This Notice is being re-issued following the completion of additional studies related to the undertaking.