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March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

Grey County is advancing project specific planning to address the condition of the Orchardville Bridge. Please click to download the full notice below. 

Notice of Completion - Orchardville Bridge

The County of Grey is advancing project specific planning to address the deteriorated condition of Bridge No.900-272 (i.e. Orchardville Bridge) located immediately east of Highway 6 in Orchardville, where shown on the Study Area Map. The County has identified various deficiencies with the structure, including missing concrete sections and exposed reinforcing steel, in many areas. The project is being planned under Schedule ‘B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA), as outlined in the MCEA Manual prepared by the Municipal Engineers Association (2015). Alternative solutions that were considered for the structure included the following:

  • Do Nothing;
  • Rehabilitate the Existing Structure;
  • Replace the Existing Structure; and
  • Remove the Existing Structure.

Based on the Preferred Solution accepted by County Council on March 12, 2020, the County intends to proceed with the removal of the Orchardville Bridge. Documentation of the development and review of the alternatives considered, including a summary of the planning and consultation process, a detailed evaluation and assessment of the alternatives and the rationale for the selection of bridge removal as the Preferred Solution, is provided in the Project File (Version 2: March 19, 2020), which is available on the County of Grey website and at the County Office for viewing purposes.

This Notice initiates the 30 calendar day review period. Interested persons should provide written comment within 30 days from the date of this Notice to the County of Grey and/or GM BluePlan Engineering.

Pat Hoy, P. Eng., Director of Transportation Services
County of Grey
595-5th Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E3
Tel: 519-372-0219
Brent Willis, P. Eng., Project Manager
GM BluePlan Engineering Limited
1260-2nd Avenue East, Unit 1
Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2J3
Email: brent.willis@gmblueplan.ca 
Tel: 519-376-1805
If concerns arise regarding this project, that cannot be resolved through discussions with the County, then members of the public, interested groups or technical agencies may request the Minister of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to issue a ‘Part II Order’ for the project. Within the Part II Order request, the Minister may be requested to refer the matter to mediation, impose additional project conditions, and/or request an elevated scope of study (i.e. an individual environmental assessment). A Part II Order request requires the completion of a ‘Part II Order Request’ Form (Form ID No.012-2206E), which can be found on Service Ontario’s website (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/).
Requests may be received by the Minister at the address below within 30 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Director of the Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch (MECP) and the County of Grey. If there is no request received by April 20th, 2020 the project will proceed to implementation.
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
Email: enviropermissions@ontario.ca 
This Notice of Completion is advertised in the Wellington Advertiser and is also posted on the County’s website, where additional information is provided.
View Project File (Version 2) + Appendices  Notice of Site Meeting - Dec 5th 2019

This Notice first issued on March 19th, 2020.


Notice of Project Initiation

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