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Notice of Study Limit Extension
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Dixie Road (r.r #4) From Queen Street to 2 Km North of Mayfield Road

The Study
The Regional Municipality of Peel initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study in June 2008 for improvements on Dixie Road from Queen Street to Mayfield Road to support planned growth in the area and to provide for additional north-south road capacity in accordance with the Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan. The first Public Information Centre (PIC) for the study was held in November 2008.

Study Limit Extension
During the public and agency consultation process it was determined that the study limits will need to be extended approximately 2 km north of Mayfield Road to review and evaluate the impacts of the proposed industrial development in the Town of Caledon. The Region intends to extend the study limits to approximately 2 km north of Mayfield Road to develop a comprehensive and long term solution for the corridor. The approximate limits of the extended and current Study Area are presented on the map.

Notice of Study Limit Extension - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment  Dixie Road (r.r #4) From Queen Street to 2 Km North of Mayfield Road.

The Process
This project is being conducted in accordance with the requirements for Schedule “C” projects as described in the Municipal Engineers Association document “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, October 2000, as amended in 2007”. The Class EA process includes public and review agency consultation, evaluation of alternatives, assessment of the impacts of any proposed undertakings, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate any adverse impacts. Upon completion of the study, an Environmental Study Report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and made available for public review for a period of 30 days.

Public Consultation
Public Consultation is vital to the success of this study. We want to ensure that anyone interested in this study has the opportunity to get involved and provide input. The Region intends to hold the second PIC in Spring 2010 to present the problem statement, evaluation of alternatives and the preliminary recommended alternative for the extended study area. In addition, the Region will present the study findings and the preliminary recommended design concept for the entire study corridor at the second PIC. The PIC will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to ask questions to the Project Team, review project information and provide their input. Notification of the second PIC will be sent out as the study progresses.

If you wish to provide comments or have questions about the study, please contact the following team members:

Mr. Hitesh Topiwala, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager, Project Planning and Studies

Region of Peel
9445 Airport Rd., 3rd Floor
Brampton, ON L6S 4J3
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 7805
Fax: 905-791-1442
E-mail: hitesh.topiwala@peelregion.ca

Mr. Ralph Ehlers, P. Eng.
Manager, Transportation

105 Commerce Valley Dr. West, 7th Floor
Markham, ON L3T 7W3
Phone: 905-747-7462
Fax: 905-886-9494
E-mail: ralph.ehlers@aecom.com

Please visit our website www.peelregion.ca/pw/roads/environ-assess/dixie-road-mayfield.htm for updates on the project.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This notice first issued November 25, 2009.


Revised: Thursday November 26 2009

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