Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont

Projects that were undergoing a comprehensive study at the time the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force will continue to follow the requirements of the former Act. Under the former Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for conducting the comprehensive study of this project.

The proposed project consists of improving Route 389 between Fire Lake and Fermont (kilometres 478 to 564) in order to increase the flow and safety of the road and, in addition, improve the link with Newfoundland and Labrador as well as facilitate access to natural resources. The work includes building 55.8 kilometres of new right-of-way road and improving existing road, for a total length of 69.5 kilometres.

Latest update

November 19, 2021 – A decision has been made by the responsible authorities, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Infrastructure Canada, under section 37 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 1992 (the former Act).


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
20 Public notice - Decision - November 19, 2021


Aboriginal Consultation and Environmental Services
1100 - 180 Kent St
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6

  • Location

    • Fermont (Quebec)
    • Fire Lake (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Ministère des Transport, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Date modified: