7th Line – Yonge Street to 10th Sideroad

Partial Closure in Effect

The 7th Line between Yonge Street and the 10th Sideroad is partially closed due to unsafe road conditions. Local traffic is permitted travelling one way only from east to west (Yonge Street to 10th Sideroad). This partial closure and one way driving restriction will remain in effect until the completion of the environmental assessment and road reconstruction. Whenever possible please use an alternate route.

The Study

The Town of Innisfil (Town) has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to consider options for improvements to the 7th Line from Yonge Street to 10th Sideroad to address the road surface, road base, erosion control, drainage deficiencies, road side encroachment and associated safety risks for the continued use and maintenance of the road. The preferred solution is to widen the road (to minimum standards) with paved shoulders and reconstruction of the road surface. A map of the Study Area can be found in the ESR links below.

The Process

The Study followed Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process described in the Municipal Engineers Association guide (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, & 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Study evaluated alternative solutions with consideration for the natural, cultural, technical and economic environment and included consultation with the public, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and agencies. A Notice of Study Commencement inviting public input was published on August 9 and 16, 2018. Two Public Open Houses (POH) were held on November 27, 2018 and April 8, 2019.

Environmental Study Report

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this Study.  By this notice, the ESR will be placed on the public record for a 30-day review period starting October 10, 2019 and ending November 11, 2019 in accordance with the requirements of the MCEA process.

If concerns arise regarding this Study which cannot be resolved through discussion with the Town, the person or party with the concern may submit a written request to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to make an order for the Study to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses Individual Environmental Assessments.  Part II Order Requests must be submitted using a standard form available on the Provincial Forms Repository website (http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/).  The form can be found by searching either “Part II Order” or “012‑2206E” (the form ID number) on the Repository’s main page.  The completed form for Part II Order Request must be received by the Minister (addresses are provided on the bottom of the form) by 4:30 p.m. on November 11, 2019.  A copy of the completed form for Part II Order Request should also be sent the Director, Environmental Approvals Branch and to the Town of Innisfil Project Team by this time and date.  If no request is received by November 11, 2019, the Town intends to proceed with detailed design and construction as outline in the ESR subject to Provincial agency approval and Municipal priorities and budgets.

Status

Environmental AssessmentEngineering DesignConstruction
30-Day Review Period Starting October 10, 2019N/AN/A

Project Type:

Roads Project

Managing Department:

Engineering

Meredith Goodwin
Project Manager
Town Of Innisfil
2101 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, Ontario L9S 1A1
Tel: 705-436-3710 ext. 3220
Toll Free: 1-888-436-3710
mgoodwin@innisfil.ca

Deanna De Forest, B.Sc. E.P.
Environmental Assessment Coordinator
R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.
128 Wellington Street West, Suite 301
Barrie, ON L4N 8J6
Tel: 1-705-797-4397
Toll Free: 1-855-228-4813
deanna.deforest@rjburnside.com

7th Line – Yonge Street to 10th Sideroad