Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge Cycling Improvements Environmental Assessment

Project Status: 
Completed

Notice of Commencement

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge Cycling Improvements Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to incorporate cycling infrastructure on the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge. As part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Highway 417 will be widened from Maitland Avenue to Highway 416 presenting an opportunity to add cycling facilities when the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge is replaced.

Widening of the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge was identified in 2008 by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO’s) Highway 417 (Ottawa Queensway) from Highway 416 Easterly to Anderson Road Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study. In order to accommodate additional cycling facilities, a wider bridge structure is required, which triggers the need for a Municipal Class EA Study.

The scope of work for this study will include the following:

  • Bridge widening required for cycling facilities;
  • Modifications to the north and south ramp terminal intersections to accommodate the new cycling facilities; and,
  • Transitions between the new cycling facilities and the existing roadway.

Study Area

The project limits extend for approximately 325 m on Maitland Avenue both north and south of the Highway 417 interchange.

The project limits extend for approximately 325 m on Maitland Avenue both north and south of the Highway 417 interchange.

The Process

The study is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The Study includes a technical and public consultation component. Upon the completion of this study in Q2 2018, a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment Report will be made available for public review and comment. A Notice of Completion will be published at this time and a 30-day public review period will take place.

Consultation

A Public Information Session will be held on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the J.A. Dulude Arena, 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa. Additionally, an Online Public Consultation will be conducted for a two-week period from March 2, 2018 to March 15, 2018.

Input received is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, comments received will become part of the public record.

Interested persons can provide comments at any time during the Municipal Class EA process. If you have project-related questions or comments, or have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager:

Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
robert.grimwood@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext.28757

Input received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

Notice of Commencement first issued on February 22, 2018.

Public Information Session

Posted: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:35 pm
Last updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 11:13 am

Dates & Times

Thursday, March 1, 2018,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

J.A. Dulude Arena Hall
941 Clyde Avenue
Ottawa, ON

Please join the City of Ottawa to learn more about proposed cycling improvements for the Maitland Avenue / Highway 417 overpass.

At this public information session, staff will provide background information and an overview of the proposed cycling infrastructure upgrades for the bridge and the adjacent intersections.

Agenda

  • 6:00 p.m. – Doors open
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Opportunity to view information boards and speak with City staff
  • 8:00 p.m. – Public Information Session 

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation or require additional information about the event, please contact:

Robert Grimwood
Robert.Grimwood@ottawa.ca 
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 28757

Contact

Robert Grimwood

Online Consultation

Posted: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 3:37 pm
Last updated: 
Friday, August 31, 2018, 4:09 pm

Dates & Times

Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:00 am to Thursday, March 15, 2018, 8:00 pm

The information presented at the Public Open House has been made available below in order to provide greater opportunity for feedback on the City’s proposed design and construction of the incremental widening of the Maitland Avenue Bridge to incorporate cycling infrastructure.

Open House Display Boards

Interested persons can provide comments at any time during the Municipal Class EA process. If you have project-related questions or comments, or have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Manager

Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
E-mail: robert.grimwood@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext.28757

Notice of Study Completion

The City of Ottawa has completed the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge Cycling Improvements. This Study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule 'B' project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended 2007, 2011 and 2015).

An EA Report has been prepared to document the planning and design process and the recommended plan to incorporate cycling infrastructure on the Maitland Avenue Highway 417 Bridge. This Study includes bridge widening to accommodate the cycle tracks and wider sidewalks, modifications to the north and south ramp intersections to accommodate the new cycling facilities and the provision of transitions between the new cycling facilities and the existing roadway.

The EA Report is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on May 9, 2018:

City Hall Client Service Centre
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2400
Ottawa Public Library – Main branch
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M2
613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
Ottawa Public Library – Carlingwood branch
281 Woodroffe
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3W4
613-580-2940 (Infoservice)

During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the EA Report and provide comments.

Interested persons should provide written comments within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice to:

Robert Grimwood, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K2A 3W4
e-mail: robert.grimwood@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext.28757

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order). The Part II Order request must be received in writing by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change during the 30 day review period and a copy of the request should be forwarded to the Director of the Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch at the address listed below and to the City of Ottawa at the address listed above. If there are no requests received by June 8, 2018, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project may proceed to design and construction as presented in the Class EA Study.

Minister Chris Ballard
Ministry of Environment & Climate Change
11th Floor
77 Wellesley St. W
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
minister.moecc@ontario.ca         

and

Director, Environmental Assessment & Permissions Branch
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4V 1P5
MOECCpermissions@ontario.ca

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and solely for the purpose of conducting the environmental assessment.