Dufferin County Road 109/ 2nd Realignment

Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Notice of Study Commencement

Dufferin County retained WSP Canada Inc. to undertake the Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Study to consider potential solutions to realign Dufferin County Road 109 and 2nd Line (Amaranth). 2nd Line is proposed to be realigned as the fourth leg of the Dufferin County Road 109 and Dufferin County Road 3 intersection. This realignment could precipitate a domino effect of impacting other intersections, namely Dufferin County Road 3 and Dufferin County Road 23, which is less than 100m south of the Dufferin County Road 109 and Dufferin County Road 3 intersection. The project will look to better understand the broader traffic impacts of the realignment and to confirm the best solution(s) for the study area.

Map showing Environmental Assessment area


The Process

This MCEA process will follow the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as described in the MCEA Document (October 2000 as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. As part of this process, two public events will be planned later in the study. Once the study is complete, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period. A Notice of Completion will be published in local newspapers and sent to the project mailing list to advise the public of the ESR review period.

How Can You Get Involved?

Public engagement is an important component of the MCEA, and the County will work with, consult, and engage with interested stakeholders, including the public, landowners, and regulatory agencies, throughout the course of the study. Two public consultation events will be held at key milestones later in the study to provide an opportunity for the public to review the design, provide comments, and discuss concerns and issues with the Project Team. Notice of the public events will be advertised in local newspapers and sent to the project mailing list.

You are encouraged to visit www.dufferincounty.ca/MCEA , where project information including study notices, background information, study updates, and the ESR will be made available as the study progresses. You can also submit comments and questions to the Project Team on the website.

Your input is welcome at any time during the study. If you wish to have your name added to the project mailing list or have any comments, questions, or concerns about the study, please contact one of the following Project Team members:

Brett Sears, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager
WSP Canada Inc.
100 Commerce Valley Drive West
Thornhill, ON  L3T 0A1
Email: dufferin109ea@dufferincounty.ca


Scott Burns, P.Eng., C.E.T.
Director of Public Works/County Engineer
County of Dufferin
30 Centre Street
Orangeville, ON  L9W 2X1
Tel: 519-941-2816 Ext. 2601
Email: dufferin109ea@dufferincounty.ca

Information is being collected under the Municipal 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 was issued: October 12, 2022