MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 83 AND AIRPORT LINE
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT
The County of Huron is initiating a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to investigate improvement options at the intersection of County Road 83 and Airport Line, west of Exeter (see map). This intersection receives significant peak tourism traffic on weekends and holidays and is an important route for local transportation of goods and agricultural equipment. Options for intersection improvements will include, but are not limited to, traffic calming measures, turning lanes, signals and round-abouts.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING PROCESS:
The planning for this project is following the environmental screening process set out for Schedule B activities under the Municipal Class EA process. The purpose of the screening process is to identify potential environmental impacts associated with the project and to plan for appropriate mitigation of any impacts. The process includes consultation with the public, stakeholders, First Nation and Métis communities, and government review agencies. Information regarding the project can be viewed on the following website: https://connectedcountyofhuron.ca.
Public input and comments are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this project. Initial comments are welcomed and will be received until September 20, 2021. Comments may be left at the above noted website or provided to the study team at B. M. Ross and Associates (contact information below). Any comments collected in conjunction with the study, will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
For further information on this project, or to review the Municipal Class EA process, please contact the consulting engineers: B.M. Ross and Associates: 62 North Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T4. Telephone (519)524-2641. Lisa Courtney, Environmental Planner (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Steve Lund, County Engineer and Director of Operations
County of Huron