Campbellford Bridge/Trent River Crossing – Public comments invited from May 12 to June 11, 2021

May 12, 2021 – Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada must decide whether the proposed project Campbellford Bridge/Trent River Crossing Project, located in Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada will be assessing this project using a Detailed Impact Assessment.

To help inform this decision, Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada are issuing this notice of intent to make a determination and inviting comments from the public on the project's potential effects on the environment as the public consultation for this proposal. All comments received will be considered public. For more information on the public nature of your comments, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

In order to submit comments or request a copy of the draft Detailed Impact Assessment report, contact:

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
P.O. Box 567
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Z6
Telephone: 705-750-4900 or 1-888-773-8888

Comments must be submitted by June 11, 2021.

Project Summary: 
The Project consists of a new two-lane crossing of the Trent River along the Alma Street to Second Street corridor in the Municipality of Trent Hills. The 188-meter bridge will consist of five spans ranging from 32 to 41 meters wide, and four piers. On the west side, the bridge will be accessed by a new roundabout at Grand Road and Alma Street. A pathway between the roundabout and Trent River and beside Grand Road will allow pedestrians to walk along the Trent River and under the bridge. On the east side, the bridge will be accessed by Second Street with an overpass over Saskatoon Avenue. Three of the four piers will be located in the Trent River, and one will be located east of the Trent River, west of Saskatoon Avenue.
The approach from the western side of the Trent River begins east of Pellissier Street. The western abutment will require expansion of the existing western shoreline of the Trent River and involve construction within the Trent River. The approach from the eastern side will begin west of Front Street. The eastern bridge abutment will be located east of Saskatoon Avenue. Concurrent to the design for the proposed bridge and its approaches, the County is also undertaking the preliminary and detailed design for improvements to intersections in the residential areas surrounding the bridge. Since the new bridge is not dependent on the intersection improvements, the intersection improvements are not included in the Project for this Detailed Impact Assessment.  

Scope of Assessment: 
Valued components include natural resources (vegetation, wildlife, fish and aquatic habitat, species at risk, noise) and cultural resources (cultural heritage, archaeology), as well as potential effects identified in the Trent River Crossing and Arterial Road Network Environmental Study Report, available on the project website.
The geographic Study Area is specific to each valued component based on the potential effects of the Project. For some valued components, the Study Area is the same as the Project Area, while for others the Study Area extends beyond the Project Area. Further, since some of desktop reviews and field surveys undertaken included the intersection improvements beyond the Project Area, the figures associated with some valued components include baseline information beyond the valued component Study Area.
The temporal limits considered in this assessment are site preparation; construction, and operation.

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