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Date Posted
September 8, 2021

Grey County is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to consider as part of the plan to widen Grey Road 19 between Grey Road21/Mountain Road/Simcoe Road 34 and Grey Road 119/Gord Canning Drive. The widening will meet the needs of increased traffic demand. See the below Public notice and video series for more information on the project and upcoming Public Information Centre. You can also leave comments using the form further down on this page. 

Notice of Public Information Centre Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (click to expand)

Grey Road 19 Widening between Grey Road 21/ Mountain Road/Simcoe Road 34 and Grey Road 119/Gord Canning Drive

The Study

Following a recent Traffic Study, Grey County (County) has identified the need to widen Grey Road 19 between Grey Road 21/ Mountain Road/Simcoe Road 34 and Grey Road 119/ Gord Canning Drive to meet the needs of increased traffic demand.  The County is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to consider options for improvements, with consideration for active transportation.  The site location and approximate extent of the Study Area are shown on the map.  Alternative solutions for improvements include:

  1. Do Nothing
  2. Widen to 4 lanes
  3. Widen to 4 lanes with active transportation

The Process

The Study will follow Schedule C 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 Study will evaluate alternative solutions and design alternatives with consideration of the natural, cultural, technical and financial environments and recommend a preferred solution in consultation with the public, Indigenous communities and agencies. At the conclusion of the Study, the process will be documented in an Environmental Study Report (ESR), prepared for public review.

Comments Invited

The County would like to ensure that anyone interested in this Study has the opportunity to provide input into the planning and design of the project.  A virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) will be available on the County website to describe the Study, the proposed alternative solutions, the design alternatives, identify next steps in the process and gather public comments.  PIC materials pertaining to the Study are available online at https://www.grey.ca/news/notice-municipal-class-environmental-assessment-grey-road-19-widening-between-grey-road-21 starting September 16th, 2021.  Your comments on the project and information materials are encouraged by October 18th, 2021.  Following the PIC, and in consideration of comments received, the final preferred solution will be identified. 

Please contact either of the following Project Team members if you are unable to access the online information concerning this Study or if you would like to be added to the Project Contact List to receive future project notices:

Trevor Ireton, Project Planning Engineer
Grey County
595 9th Ave. East
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3E3
519-372-0219 ext.1246
 
Paul Hausler, Project Manager
R. J. Burnside & Associate Limited
3 Ronell Crescent
Collingwood, ON  L9Y 4J6
705-797-2489
 

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. 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.This Notice first advertised on September 16th, 2021.

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Virtual Public Information Centre

A virtual public information centre is now available to describe the Study, the proposed alternative solutions, the design alternatives, identify next steps in the process and gather public comments. The video series below will walk you through the project, the study area, the development of alternatives and more. 

Grey Road 19 Environmental Assessment Videos and Mapping (click to expand)

Comments and Feedback

Please provide your feedback by October 18, 2021.  Responses to comments will be provided in a Public Information Centre Summary report along with a summary of your written comments and will be made available on the County’s webpage for the project.

 
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