Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study

Wilson Street Improvements from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street/Norfolk Street

The Project

Map shows extend of area to be studiedThe City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Wilson Street from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street / Norfolk Street. The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and water main. The City is also considering changes to the direction of traffic flow along Wilson Street, the addition of a pedestrian refuge island at Macdonell Street, and the addition of bike lanes along this section of Wilson Street. The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map.

The Process

The Environmental Assessment will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’ Project in accordance with the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011) which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Class EA process includes public and review agency consultation, an evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of potential environmental effects of the proposed improvements, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any potential adverse impacts.

How to Participate

Later this spring, neighbourhood businesses, residents, community members and interested parties will be invited to attend an open house to review and discuss elements of the EA study. The meeting date and details will be advertised in the Guelph Mercury Tribune and on project webpage on guelph.ca. Meeting notices will also be circulated to neighbourhood residents and businesses.

For more information

Please contact one of our project team members if you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the project mailing list.

Andrew Janes, P. Eng.
Project Engineer Supervisor
City of Guelph
1 Carden Street
Guelph, Ont. N1H 3A1
519-822-1260 extension 2338
andrew.janes@guelph.ca

Skylar Van Kruistum, P. Eng
Project Manager
WalterFedy
675 Queen Street South, Unit 111
Kitchener, Ont. N2M 1A1
519-576-2150
svankruistum@walterfedy.com

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 first issued May 19, 2016