Rapids Parkway Environmental Assessment

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The City of Sarnia is undertaking a Schedule ‘C’ Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to extend The Rapids Parkway and Howard Watson Nature Trail from Sandpiper Drive to Exmouth Street under Highway 402 in the study corridor shown on this map. This EA Study will select a preferred road and nature trail design to serve travel demands of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit expected from planned development in the surrounding area between Highway 402 and Blackwell Road. The road / trail extension has been planned by the City since the mid-1990’s.

The study is being undertaken in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule ‘C’ project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The Study has prepared preferred design concepts for the road/trail extension, including evaluation criteria and recommendations for traffic management, trail design, stormwater management, noise attenuation and mitigation of natural impacts.

Study team members will monitor and respond to emails to provide information and answer questions regarding the Study purpose and process, traffic conditions, environmental conditions, preliminary road and nature trail designs and impact mitigation (i.e. noise, vegetation, drainage). Following the PIC, in consideration of the comments received, the project team will confirm the preferred alternative design concept. An Environmental Study Report (ESR), which documents the EA process undertaken, will be compiled and made available for 30-day public review.

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ABOUT

The City of Sarnia is undertaking a Schedule ‘C’ Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to extend The Rapids Parkway and Howard Watson Nature Trail from Sandpiper Drive to Exmouth Street under Highway 402 in the study corridor shown on this map. This EA Study will select a preferred road and nature trail design to serve travel demands of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and transit expected from planned development in the surrounding area between Highway 402 and Blackwell Road. The road / trail extension has been planned by the City since the mid-1990’s.

The study is being undertaken in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule ‘C’ project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). The Study has prepared preferred design concepts for the road/trail extension, including evaluation criteria and recommendations for traffic management, trail design, stormwater management, noise attenuation and mitigation of natural impacts.

Study team members will monitor and respond to emails to provide information and answer questions regarding the Study purpose and process, traffic conditions, environmental conditions, preliminary road and nature trail designs and impact mitigation (i.e. noise, vegetation, drainage). Following the PIC, in consideration of the comments received, the project team will confirm the preferred alternative design concept. An Environmental Study Report (ESR), which documents the EA process undertaken, will be compiled and made available for 30-day public review.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The purpose of this Public Information Centre is to present a preferred design concept for The Rapids Parkway Extension and Nature Trail improvements. It also demonstrates what the Study Team has heard from interested agencies, stakeholders and the public. Please review the displays, ask questions, and provide input as part of the final phase of this important study. Comments should be received no later than June 5, 2020.

    The purpose of this Public Information Centre is to present a preferred design concept for The Rapids Parkway Extension and Nature Trail improvements. It also demonstrates what the Study Team has heard from interested agencies, stakeholders and the public. Please review the displays, ask questions, and provide input as part of the final phase of this important study. Comments should be received no later than June 5, 2020.

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