We received the below Notice and below letter today. PDF version here of the Notice and here of the letter.
1) NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for Clark Boulevard Extension and Eastern Avenue Improvements from Rutherford Road to Kennedy Road
The City of Brampton has initiated a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the following:
- Extension of Clark Boulevard from Rutherford Road to Hansen Road to accommodate a new 4 lane road
- Widening of Eastern Avenue from 2 to 4 lanes from Hansen Road South to Kennedy Road.
In 2015, the City of Brampton completed a Transportation Master Plan that recommended the extension of Clark Boulevard and improvements to Eastern Avenue. The Class EA Study will evaluate the current and future transportation capacity needs, identify possible improvements to accommodate the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit and motorists within the project limits, including safety improvements. Impacts to the social, cultural and natural environment and mitigation measures will also be identified.
This notice signals the commencement of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study. The study will define the problem, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, develop a preferred design, assess potential impacts and identify mitigation measures associated with the preferred design for the corridor in consultation with adjacent property owners, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities, members of the local business community and the public. The study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environment Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
A key component of the study will be consultation with interested stakeholders, including the public, agencies and Indigenous Communities. Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to present the project, review the study findings and discuss issues related to the project including alternative solutions, evaluation criteria, alternative design concepts, and environmental impacts and mitigation measures. Details regarding the forthcoming PICs will be advertised as the study progresses. Upon completion of the study, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared and made available for public review and comment.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact either of the following project members:
[see attached PDF]
Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
This notice was first issued on January 24 2019.
January 21, 2019
RE: Clark Boulevard Extension and Eastern Avenue Improvements from Rutherford Road to Kennedy Road Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
Dear Sir / Madam,
The City of Brampton has initiated a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to confirm the recommendations from the 2015 Transportation Master Plan, including:
- Extension of Clark Boulevard from Rutherford Road to Hansen Road to accommodate a new four lane road; and,
- Widening Eastern Avenue from two to four lanes from Hansen Road South to Kennedy Road.
The study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environment Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Notice of Commencement will be published in the Brampton Guardian and a copy is attached for your reference. The Class EA Study will:
- Review existing conditions and future transportation needs along the study corridor.
- Identify opportunities for improvements to accommodate the current and future transportation needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit and motorists along this corridor including safety improvements. Impacts to the social, cultural and natural environment and mitigation measures will also be identified.
- Collect, document and assess input and feedback from residents and affected groups within the area.
The purpose of this letter is to introduce the Study to you and to invite you to participate as part of a Stakeholder Group for the duration of the project.
If you would like to be a member of the Stakeholder Group, or if you have any questions and/or concerns in relation to this Study, please fill in and return the attached response form to the contact shown either by mail or email by February 15, 2018.
If you decide to become a member of the Stakeholder Group, you will be invited to participate in two meetings during the course of the Study; one meeting to review the alternative solutions under consideration for the corridor and one meeting to review the alternative design concepts. Invitations to attend these Stakeholder Group meetings will be emailed/mailed to group members at least two (2) weeks in advance of each meeting. Meetings will be held at the City of Brampton offices. A written summary of discussion and comments from each meeting will be prepared by HDR Meeting minutes will describe highlights of the meeting, areas of agreement, disagreement and recommendations or options. Meeting minutes will be regularly circulated to the study team and made available to other interested parties.
If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to call me at 289-695-4653 or via email at Tara.Erwin at hdrinc.com, or Mario Goolsarran, the City’s Project Manager at 905-874-5164 or via email at Mario.Goolsarran at brampton.ca.