Commuter Parking Lot

on Highway 138, Approximately 1 km North of Dundas Street (St. Andrews West), Township of South Stormont

(WP 4139-16-01)

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is undertaking a Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for a new commuter parking lot on Highway 138, approximately 1 km north of Dundas Street in the Township of South Stormont (St. Andrews West).

Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) was retained by MTO to complete the Detail Design and Class EA Study for this assignment.

You are encouraged to participate in the study and to provide comments in writing to the project team. If you wish to have your name added to the project mailing list, contact the project team.

News

Updates will be posted here when available.

About the Project

This Detail Design and Class EA Study includes the construction of a new commuter parking lot on Highway 138, approximately 1 km north of Dundas Street in the Township of South Stormont (St. Andrews West).

The purpose of the study is to identify a Recommended Plan for a new commuter parking lot with approximately 28 standard parking spaces, 3 barrier free spaces, and 1 van space, and illumination and signage.

The details of the proposed work will be further developed as the Detail Design progresses.

Contact the project team if you wish to submit questions or comments.

About the Study

The Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study was completed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) as part of GWP 4015-08-00 and documented in a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR). The TESR was made available for a 30-day public review period and received clearance in May 2018. The TESR is available on the Highway 138 project website

The completion of Detail Design will be undertaken in accordance with MTO’s Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities, (2000) as a Group ‘B’ undertaking. Group ‘B’ projects include major improvements to existing transportation facilities include highway improvements over land or water that provide a significant increase in traffic capacity or cause a significant widening of the “footprint” beyond the roadbed of an existing highway. Group ‘B’ projects are considered approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, subject to compliance with the Class EA and the application of mitigation measures where necessary.

A Design and Construction Report (DCR) fulfills the documentation requirements of the Class EA process for a Group ‘B’ project. The DCR will be made available for a 30-day public review period at the end of the Detail Design study. A public notice advising of the start of the review period will be provided.

The DCR will be prepared to document the following:

  • Documentation of the site alternatives, evaluation of alternatives and selection of a Recommended Plan
  • Detailed description of the Recommended Plan
  • A full description of the identified potential environmental impacts as a result of the Recommended Plan
  • A full description of the study’s Detail Design consultation program
  • Identification of all project approvals, licenses, and permits that have or must be obtained
  • Implementation of the commitments to future work contained in the Transportation Environmental Study Report, June 2017
  • Documentation of future commitments and protection and mitigation measures required during construction
  • Relevant construction staging and traffic management documentation

Detailed information regarding the MTO Class EA and Ontario EA Act is available under Documentation

Consultation

Agency and public consultation will take place throughout the Detail Design and Class EA Study. The Consultation Plan will include:

  • Communication with external agencies to obtain pertinent technical information and identify the requirement for legislative or regulatory approvals related to the undertaking
  • Communications with the Township of South Stormont and Township of North Stormont
  • Communication with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
  • Communication with Indigenous groups
  • Communication with adjacent property owners where work proposed is likely to have an impact on the property
  • Communication with local residents, businesses, and local highway users
  • A combined Notice of Study Commencement and online PIC published in the Cornwall Standard Freeholder and Cornwall Seaway News (both in English), and Cornwall Express (in French)
  • An online PIC to be held on the project website
  • Notice of Design and Construction Report (DCR) Review Period
  • Additional meetings with stakeholders, as required

The notices and project materials will also be posted in Documentation and sent directly to all contacts on the project mailing list.

Stakeholder input will be incorporated into the project findings and recommendations as appropriate.

Public Information Centre

2018-12-05 to 2018-01-04

The following downloadable PDFs are provided as an online public information centre. They are a snapshot of the project status at the time of publication — they will not be updated.

Documentation

Documentation will be posted here as it becomes available.

Notices

Reports

Transportation Environmental Study Report

The TESR was completed as part of the Highway 138 Study, and received clearance in May 2018.

Design and Construction Report

The DCR was completed May 2019. (pdf, 25MB)

Links to Legislation

Contact

To provide your comments or make a request to be added to the project mailing list, email the project team at [email protected], or use the contact form.

 

Contact form

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments will be maintained on file for use during the study and, with the exception of personal information, may be included in study documentation and become part of the public record. 

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this study.
Appelez Angelo Renon pour des informations en français.  tel: 613-722-4420 (à frais virés)