Study Documentation

The study has followed the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘A’ projects under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) with agency and public consultation throughout. A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) has been prepared to document the study process, the highway planning alternatives considered and the Preferred Plan including environmental protection measures and commitments for future action with regard to implementation of the project.

The TESR has been placed on the public record for a 30-day review period beginning Monday August 25, 2014.

Chapter 1 and 2 (pdf/1.5mb)
- Chapter 1 Project Overview
- Chapter 2 Environmental Assessment Process

Chapter 3 and 4  (pdf/3.5mb)
- Chapter 3  Transportation Needs and Opportunities
- Chapter 4  Existing Environmental Conditions

Chapter 5 Part 1  (pdf/5.3mb)
- Chapter 5 Alternatives and Evaluation

Chapter 5 Part 2  (pdf/15mb)
- Chapter 5 Alternatives and Evaluation

Chapter 6,7 and 8  (pdf/2.8mb)
- Chapter 6  Consultation
- Chapter 7  Preferred Plan
- Chapter 8  Potential Environmental Effects, Mitigation Measures and Commitments to Further Work

Appendix A Preliminary Design Plates
Appendix B Fisheries Report
Appendix C Terrestrial Ecosystems Report
Appendix D Noise Report Review
Appendix E Air Quality Assessment Report
Appendix F Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment Report
Appendix G Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment Report
Appendix H Consultation Record

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to review the TESR and provide comments by Friday October 3, 2014.  If, after review and consultation with the MTO’s consultant and staff, you have serious unresolved concerns, you have the right to request that the Minister of Environment (77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, ON  M7A 2T5), issue a Part II Order (Bump-Up) for the project.  This would lead to the preparation of an Individual Environmental Assessment.  A copy of the Part II Order request should be forwarded to MTO and AECOM at the addresses below.  If there are no outstanding concerns after Friday October 3, 2014, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA.

To obtain additional information, provide comments or to be placed on the mailing list, please contact the study team. 

Copies of the document have also been placed at the following locations:

Ministry of the Environment
North Bay Office
191 Booth Road (Units 16 & 17)
North Bay, ON  P1A 4K3

Ministry of Transportation
Northeastern Region Office
447 McKeown Avenue, 1st Floor Security/Information Desk North Bay, Ontario 
P1B 9S9

Township of Bonfield
Clerk’s Office
365 Highway 531, Bonfield

Municipality of Calvin
Clerk / Administration Office
1355 Peddlers Drive, RR 2, Mattawa
Township of Papineau-Cameron
Clerk / Administration Office
4861 Highway 17 West, Mattawa
Bonfield Public Library
365 Highway 531, Bonfield
Mattawa Public Library
370 Pine Street, Mattawa



study update

Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) has been prepared to document the study findings.

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