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January 16, 2020
Notice of Public Consultation Centre, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study - Trans Canada Trail Bridge, Tillsonburg

Oxford County is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Study for proposed potential improvements to a bridge/culvert, located approximately 250m south of North Street East, over the Lisgar Creek in the Town of Tillsonburg. Oxford County has identified the need for improvements to the culvert and the bridge. The structure conveys multi-use trails associated with the Trans Canada Trail, both over and under the bridge. An active rail corridor is also present, running under the bridge. Several alternative solutions were considered, including repairing, replacing or removing the structure. A preliminary preferred solution has been identified.

The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map (attached below).

The study is following Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, & 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The MCEA process includes consultation with stakeholders (agencies, Indigenous communities and public); an evaluation of alternative solutions to address the problem; an assessment of potential environmental impacts; and, identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any potential adverse impacts.

Consultation with stakeholders is a key component of the study process, and input is being sought throughout the study. A Public Consultation Centre (PCC) will be held on:

February 11, 2020 TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tillsonburg Community Centre
Lion’s Den
45 Hardy Avenue,
Tillsonburg, ON

Consultation is important to this study. Oxford County would like to ensure that anyone interested has the opportunity to provide input into the planning and design of the project. At this time, Oxford County is inviting public input on the project. Information about this study can be found at‐studies.

To provide comment, request additional information concerning this study, or to be added to the contact list to receive future notices, please contact either of the following project team members:
Teresa Fediw, P.Eng., PMP.
Oxford County
21 Reeve Street, P.O Box 1614
Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
1-519-539-9800 x 3023 |

Tricia Radburn MCIP, RPP
R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.
292 Speedvale Avenue West, Unit 20
Guelph, ON N1H 1C4
226-486-1778 |

Project and notice information will be made accessible upon request in accordance with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. 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 on January 16, 2020

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