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The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa are undertaking a multi-jurisdictional Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Schedule C Study for improvements to Ottawa Road (OR) 174 from the Highway 417/OR174 Interchange (the “Split”) to Canaan Road in the City of Ottawa, and improvements to Prescott Russell County Road (CR) 17 from Canaan Road to County Road 8 (Landry Road) in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell will be the lead proponent as defined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Funding for the Study is being provided by the Province of Ontario.
The purpose of the study is to conduct a detailed evaluation of future transportation demand for the County and City’s east-west direction of travel, assess current deficiencies, and develop a recommended plan to address the transportation needs and minimize environmental impacts. The study is expected to be completed in approximately two years.
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Why has an Environmental Assessment been initiated for the Ottawa Road 174/County Road 17 road link to Rockland?A formal Environmental Assessment is a mandatory requirement in the Province of Ontario for any road project initiated that has the potential to have environmental effects. Completing the EA ensures that all reasonable alternatives and the environmental effects are considered in defining the future project. This project is being planned as a Schedule C project under the Municipal Class EA. A Schedule C undertaking commits the proponent to mandatory public consultation and provides an opportunity for the public to object to the project through a Part II order request to the Minister of the Environment at the completion of the Study.