Choate Street Extension - Third Public Information Centre

print-logo August 15, 2019

Notice of the Third Public Information Centre
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Design for the Proposed Extension of Choate Street

The Municipality of Port Hope has retained Ainley Group to complete design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed extension of Choate Street. Choate Street is located between Hayward Street and Marsh Street in the south end of the Municipality of Port Hope, adjacent to Lake Ontario, and was recommended for extension as part of the approved federal environmental assessment for the Vision in Motion project at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Vision in Motion study was approved in accordance with Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requirements in 2012.

The preliminary and detail design activities for Choate street are being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Two Public Information Centres (PIC) have been held to date on October 10, 2018 and March 28, 2019.

A third PIC is being held to provide information regarding the preliminary recommended alternative for the project.

PIC #3 will be held on September 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 56 Queen Street in the Council Chambers, Port Hope, Ontario. The PIC will consist of a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information, the alternatives, and the preliminary recommended alternative.

Staff from the Municipality and Project Lead Consultant will be on hand to answer any questions. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Municipality of Port Hope intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:

Ms. Elizabeth Bonucchi, P.Eng. 
Consultant Project Manager
Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON   K7M 8N2

Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Fax: (343) 266-0028
Email: bonucchi@ainleygroup.com

or:

Mr. Matthew Belton
Engineering Inspector
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9

Phone: (905) 885-2431 x 2515
Fax: (905) 885-0507
Email: MBelton@porthope.ca

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.