Queensway Expansion East

Public Involvement

Project Update: Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Decision – Part II Order Requests

The review period for the Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) for the permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E ramp ended on May 27, 2017.  The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change received four (4) requests for Part II Orders.  The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change has denied all of the Part II Order requests. Please see the letter from the Minister below. With this decision having been made, the Ministry of Transportation can now proceed with the Project.

The temporary closure for the ramp approved as part of GWP 4058-01-00, Contract 2017-4031, the widening and rehabilitation of Highway 417 from Maitland Avenue to Island Park Drive, is scheduled to begin March 26, 2018.  The detail design of the mitigation for the permanent closure is now underway, and is expected to take several months.  The construction of the mitigation will be added as an extra to the existing construction contract.  Implementing the mitigation is a priority for MTO.

The Project Team welcomes public comments at any time during this study. All information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Should you require further information regarding this project, or wish to submit comments or questions please visit the Contact Us page of this website. If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the Project Team Members listed on the Contact Us page.

Study Commencement / Public Information Centre #1 Notification

Members of the public were notified of project commencement and the first Public Information Centre through a ‘Notice of Study Commencement / Public Information Centre’ published in the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit on Thursday, June 2, 2016, and the Kitchissippi Times on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Public Information Centres

A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on June 16, 2016 at the Kitchissippi United Church from 4 pm to 8 pm to introduce the study and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed ramp closure and related works, alternatives considered, potential impacts and proposed mitigation.

In order to address concerns expressed by members of the public, a second PIC was held on February 15, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall from 4 pm to 8 pm to provide stakeholders with an update on additional studies and analysis completed since the first PIC, and to present the proposed mitigation strategy which includes improvements to the Carling Avenue / Kirkwood Avenue intersection and the Carling Avenue / Saigon Court intersection.

Display materials presented at the first PIC are accessible via the following link:

Display materials presented at the second PIC are accessible via the following link:

Public Review of the Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR)

A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) has been prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period. A Notice of Submission containing the dates for the review period, as well as the review locations, has been published in local newspaper and posted on this website. The final TESR is posted on this website here.

Interested persons are encouraged to review the TESR and provide comments by May 27, 2017. If, after consulting with the Ministry, you have serious unresolved concerns, you have the right to request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (11th Floor, Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5) to issue a Part II Order (“bump-up”) for this project. A Part II Order may lead to the preparation of an individual environmental assessment. A copy of the “bump-up” request should be forwarded to the addresses below. If there are no outstanding concerns after May 27, 2017, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA. If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact either the Consultant Project Manager or the MTO Senior Project Manager listed below.

Mr. Lincoln MacDonald, P.Eng. Ms. Kate Green, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager MTO Senior Project Engineer
MMM Group Limited

1145 Hunt Club Road, Suite 300

Ottawa, ON  K1V 0Y3

Ministry of Transportation, Eastern Region

1355 John Counter Boulevard, Postal Bag 4000

Kingston, ON   K7L 5A3

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