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Ottawa Road 174-Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Study

Project Status: 

Notice of Completion of Environmental Study Report

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change decision [ PDF 1 MB ]

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa have completed the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for improvements to Ottawa Road 174 from the Highway 417 Interchange to Canaan Road and improvements to Prescott-Russell County Road 17 from Canaan Road to Landry Road (County Road 8).

The map shows the location of the corridor where widening and other infrastructure improvements are proposed.  The limits are OR 174 from the Highway 417 interchange to the municipal boundary and CR 17 through Clarence-Rockland to Landry Road.

This Study was planned under Schedule C project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The Recommended Plan includes:

  • Widening OR 174 to 3 lanes in each direction between Highway 417 and Trim Road
  • Widening OR 174 to 2 lanes in each direction between Trim Road and Canaan Road
  • Widening CR 17 to 2 lanes in each direction between Canaan Road and Landry Road

The Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process and the functional design of the recommended plan. The ESR is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on Thursday June 2, 2016.

The United Counties of Prescott-Russell
59 Court St., L'Orignal

Clarence-Rockland Town Hall
1560 Laurier St.,

Rockland Clarence-Rockland Library
1525 Du Parc Ave.,Clarence-Rockland

Ottawa City Hall Client Service Centre
110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa

Orléans Client Service Centre
255 Centrum Blvd.,

Orléans Cumberland Museum
2490 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland

Carleton University
MacOdrum Library
1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa

Ottawa University
Morisset Hall
65 University Pvt.,

Ottawa Main Public Library
120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa

Orléans Library
1705 Orléans Blvd., Orléans

North Gloucester Library
2036 Ogilvie Rd.,

Gloucester Cumberland Library
1599 Tenth Line Rd., Orléans

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
103-2430 Don Reid Dr., Ottawa

During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments to one or both of the co-proponents by July 4, 2016. Please direct written comments to:

Marc R. Clermont, P. Eng.
Director of Public Works
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
59 Court St., P.O. Box 304
L'Orignal, Ontario K0B 1K0
613-675-4661 ext. 3100

Angela Taylor, P Eng.
Senior Project Engineer
Transportation Planning Branch
Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 15210

Valerie McGirr, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
302-1150 Morrison Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 8S9
613-820-8282 ext. 243

If you have discussed your issues with one or both of the co-proponents and you object to the project, you may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Copies of the request must be sent to:

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Approvals Branch 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

A copy of the request must also be sent to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and/or the City of Ottawa. If there are no requests received by July 4, 2016, the United Counties and the City may proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR.

Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), personal information included in a submission to the City of Ottawa and/or the United Counties will not be disclosed to any third parties without having obtained the prior consent of the person to whom the information pertains, except when MFIPPA permits disclosure or other applicable law requires that the City/United Counties disclose the personal information.

Direct submissions to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act. Unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

This Notice was first published on June 2, 2016.