The County Road 4 Draft Early Works Report is now available for public review here on the project website as of January 13, 2022. You can provide comments until February 12, 2022.
In accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Regulation 697/21, MTO intends to move ahead with the Early Works. The Early Works, as set out in the regulation are focused on a grade separated bridge crossing for the future Bradford Bypass at County Road 4 (Yonge Street).
MTO will follow the Early Works Assessment Process outlined in Ontario Regulation 697/21 for the County Road 4 Early Works. The regulation provides for an assessment of the proposed bridge at County Road 4 and the potential to proceed in advance of the rest of the Bradford Bypass Project, provided that MTO completes an Early Works Assessment Process as set out in the regulation. MTO is required to complete all regulatory requirements set forth in the regulation, such as carrying out consultation, and obtaining permits and approvals for the project.
In accordance with the County of Simcoe’s 2012 approved EA, MTO will also be widening of this section of County Road 4 (Yonge Street), including the addition of a multi-use path to ensure design coordination and accommodation of the future Bradford Bypass Project without requiring any future reconstruction.
The Project Team has conducted site specific environmental studies in accordance with Ontario Regulation 697/21, as well as those listed on the Overview page, to supplement and update the project Study Area previously completed as part of the 2002 Approved EA. These investigations document existing conditions and inform impact assessments based on the design and prescribe necessary mitigation measures and/or next steps.
The environmental impacts related to the Early Works have been assessed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 697/21. In accordance with Section 5 of Ontario Regulation 697/21, MTO has prepared the County Road 4 Draft Early Works Report that is available for review here on the project website as of January 13, 2022. You can provide comments until February 12, 2022 via the online form below or address them to the project email (ProjectTeam@BradfordBypass.ca).
The County Road 4 Draft Early Works Report summarizes the local environmental conditions within the Early Works Study Area. The report also provides an assessment and evaluation of potential impacts that the Early Works will have on the environment, a description of mitigation measures and monitoring activities, and a consultation record.
Section 11(4) of Ontario Regulation 697/21 provides for an issues resolution process for the County Road 4 Early Works. Any concerns raised during the public review period of the County Road 4 Draft Early Works Report by Indigenous communities, stakeholders and interested persons will be documented in Section 4.7 of the County Road 4 Final Early Works Report.
The Notice of Publication of the Draft Early Works Report was issued on January 7, 2022 in accordance with Ontario Regulation 697/21: Section 10(3).
Comments are being collected to assist MTO in meeting the requirements of Ontario Regulation 697/21. This material will be maintained on file for use during the Study and may be included in project documentation. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the Project Team as listed above.