Class Environmental Assessment Process

Building on the approved Environmental Assessment (EA) for new Highway 7 from Kitchener to Guelph, the MTO has initiated the Detailed Design phase for the new Grand River Bridges.  This design work will follow the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘A’ projects under the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000).

Phase 2 – New Highway 7 Grand River Bridges

This Detailed Design study will build on the information collected during the previous planning, Preliminary Design and Initial Design phases of the EA.  A Design and Construction Report (DCR) will be prepared to document the Detailed Design of the new Grand River Bridges and associated environmental mitigation measures.  The DCR will be made available for a 30-day public review period and will be announced through a “Notice of Study Completion/Submission of DCR”.