Highway 401 Planning Study - Brockville
Welcome to the Highway 401 Planning Study Brockville
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has completed the Planning, Preliminary Design, and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study on Highway 401 for the rehabilitation and/or replacement of structures; interchange modifications; and establishing the footprint of future six and eight lanes, to address current and future transportation needs, from 2 km west of Stewart Boulevard to 750 m east of North Augusta Road, a length of approximately 4.5 km within the City of Brockville.
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2023-12-22 The comment period for the Notice of Study Completion and Transportation Environmental Study Report has now concluded.
2023-11-22 Based on the findings of this Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study, a Recommended Plan has been identified that addresses the current and future needs of Highway 401 within the City of Brockville. The Recommended Plan includes the following:
- Reconfiguration of the Stewart Boulevard interchange to a Single-Point Urban Interchange design
- Replacement of the Ormond Street Overpass and Buells Creek culvert with a new bridge spanning both Ormond Street and Buells Creek
- Replacement of the existing CNR (VIA) Overhead structure
- Reconfiguration of the North Augusta Road interchange to a Parclo A2/Diamond interchange design
- Future expansion of Highway 401 to an interim six lane and ultimate eight lane cross-section
- Drainage improvements and three new stormwater management ponds
A summary of the study process, including the identification and evaluation of alternatives, the Recommended Plan, anticipated environmental impacts, proposed mitigation measures, and consultation activities carried out as part of this study, has been documented within a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR). The TESR is available for public comment between November 22 and December 22, 2023.
The TESR is available in the DOCUMENTATION tab above to view the presentation and access additional online Public Information Centre 2 materials.
|City of Brockville - City Hall
1 King Street West
Brockville, ON K6V 7A5
Mon - Fri: 8 AM to 4 PM
|Brockville Public Library
23 Buell Street
Brockville, ON K6V 5T7
Tues - Thurs : 10 AM to 7 PM
Fri - Sat : 10 AM to 5 PM
Interested persons may provide written comments to the study team by December 22, 2023.
In addition, a request may be made to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate, or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights (i.e., Section 16 Order). Additional information regarding Section 16 Order requests is provided within the Notice of Study Completion.
2023-11-16 A Notice of Completion (PDF) has been posted in local newspapers and distributed to stakeholders.
2023-01-26 Online Public Information Centre 2 is available for your review and comment. Please click the following image to view the presentation, or select the DOCUMENTATION tab above to view the presentation and access additional online Public Information Centre 2 materials.
2023-01-19 A Notice of Online Public Information Centre 2 (PDF) has been posted in local newspapers and distributed to stakeholders.
2022-03-07 The project team is currently reviewing and assessing the preliminary design alternatives, and is working towards the selection of a Preferred Plan. Public Information Centre 2 is tentatively scheduled for fall 2022, at which time the evaluation of the preliminary design alternatives and a Preferred Plan will be shared for public review and feedback.
In addition, the Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR), a comprehensive report which documents the entire Class EA and Preliminary Design study and associated decision-making process, will be issued for a 30-day public review period once the study has been completed (approximately spring 2023).
In the interim, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email the study team at [email protected].
2020-12-10 Online Public Information Centre 1 is available for your review and comment. Please click the following image to view the presentation, or select the DOCUMENTATION tab above to view the presentation and access additional online Public Information Centre 1 materials.
2020-11-26 A Notice of Online Public Information Centre 1 (PDF) has been posted in local newspapers and distributed to stakeholders.
A Notice of Study Commencement (PDF) has been posted in local newspapers and distributed to stakeholders. At this time the project team is gathering existing information about the study area.
You are encouraged to participate in the study and to provide comments in writing to the study team. If you wish to have your name added to the study mailing list please click here to contact the study team.
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