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Endangered Species Act Permit

All permits currently required for the construction of the Windsor-Essex Parkway portion of the Detroit River International Crossing project have been received. Please click here to view the Permit issued to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in 2010, click here to view the permit issued in 2011 under Clause 17(2)(d) of the Endangered Species Act, 2007, and click here to view the permit issued under Clause 17(2)(c) in 2011. These copies have been modified to remove information that would indicate the location of protected species.

Noise Barrier Workshop Summary Report - Initial Construction of The Windsor-Essex Parkway from Howard Avenue to North Talbot Road - December 2009

Please click here to access the Noise Barrier Workshop Summary Report.

Federal CEAA Screening Report - December 2009

Transport Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Windsor Port Authority have approved the Federal CEAA Screening Report prepared by the Partnership.

The CEAA Notice of Decision is available in English and French
The CEAA Screening Report is available in English and French

CEAA Screening Report Appendices

September 8 - MNR's information notice of MTO's Endangered Species Act, 2007 permit application is now available for a 30 day comment period.

Design and Construction Report - Initial Construction: The Windsor-Essex Parkway - Bridge No.13, Bridge No.14 & Noise Barrier Adjacent to Southwood Lakes Community – September 2009

Please click here to view the Design and Construction Report.
Please click here to learn about the review opportunity and review locations.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT - Notice of Approval - August 2009

The Ontario Cabinet approved the Ontario Environmental Assessment for the Detroit River International Crossing Study. Click here to review the Notice of Approval.

Draft Consultation Plan – Initial Construction from Howard Avenue to North Talbot Road.

Please click here to access the Draft Consultation Plan.

Draft Federal CEAA Screening Report available for public input

Transport Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Windsor Port Authority invite public comment on the Draft Federal CEAA Screening Report prepared by the Partnership. Please send any written comments via regular mail, fax, or email by August 7, 2009 to:

Sarah O’Keefe
Environmental Assessment Project Manager
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5
Phone: (613) 990-5473
Fax: (613) 990-9639
Email: sarah.okeefe@tc.gc.ca

All comments received regarding the Draft Federal CEAA Screening Report are considered public information. The Responsible and Prescribed Authorities will review and consider all comments received.

The Draft Federal CEAA Screening Report is available in English and French

The Request for Public Input is available in English and French

Please click here to access the Draft Cumulative Effects Assessment Report.

Responses to Comments Received on Ministry of Environment Review

Following are responses that the DRIC study team has provided to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), in response to comments received on the Ministry of Environment Review (April 2009). Ministry of Environment Review – April 2009:

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has prepared a Review of the DRIC EA for comment by the public, government agencies, Aboriginal communities, and other interested persons. Read the Review and the Notice of Completion of Ministry Review on the MOE's website.

Refinement of Recommended Plan – March 2009:

The DRIC study team has developed a refinement to the service road alignment between Huron Church Line and Geraedts Drive (St. Clair College) for incorporation into the Recommended Plan. This refinement is based on the safety benefits associated with the elimination of a left hand exit ramp, the provision of greater flexibility to design and construct a Cahill Drain siphon structure as well as greater flexibility to develop a feasible fish lock design. The refinement is described in the attached memorandum and has been provided to the Ministry of the Environment. Exhibit 2 replaces a portion of Plate 7 in the Recommended Plan – Concept Design section of Appendix A of the EA Report and Plate 5 in the Existing Property Lines Visible section of Appendix A of the EA Report. The changes reflected in Exhibit 2 also supersede the roadway design shown in Plate 5 of Appendix B of the EA Report. This refinement does not require any change in property requirements. Evaluation factors are discussed in the memorandum. Click here to view the memorandum.

Responses to Comments Received on the Environmental Assessment (EA) Report

The EA Report should be read in conjunction with the documentation below.

Following are responses that the DRIC study team has provided to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), in response to comments received on the EA Report (December 2008). These responses are current as of March 31, 2009.

Following are documents provided to the Ministry of the Environment in response to material submitted by Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP on behalf of the City of Windsor.


Responses to Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report

Following are responses that have been sent in response to the comments received on the DRAFT EA. Copies of the comments received by December 12, 2008 are available in Appendix D of the final EA Report.



   ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT - January 2009

   *** Important - Refer also to Responses to Comments Received on the Environmental Assessment
          (EA) Report
and Refinement of Recommended Plan – March 2009 above ***

   The Canadian Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study team has completed the Ontario Environmental    Assessment Report (EA) for the DRIC study. The study team submitted the Environmental Assessment Report to    the Ontario Minister of the Environment on December 31, 2008 for review and approval. A copy of the report is    provided below:

   Report Chapters:    Complete Report:

TECHNICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE REPORTS

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) REPORT - NOVEMBER 12, 2008

As part of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (OEAA) requirements, a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) Report was prepared for this study that provides information on the technical findings and environmental effects identified throughout the study period. The Draft EA Report was available for review as of Wednesday, November 12, 2008. December 12, 2008 marked the completion of the comment period (Click here to read more [English] [French]).

Report Chapters:

Complete Report:

DRAFT PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVES EVALUATION WORKING PAPERS, REPORTS & MEMOS

Reports - Summer 2007

Air Quality Opinion/Editorial by SENES Consulting

Detroit River International Crossing - Bridge Type Study Report - Final

Bridge Conceptual Engineering Report (November 2007/Rev. February 2008 – 6.8 MB)

DRIC Air Quality Quarterly Monitoring Report #3 (September 2007)
Click to view a full copy of this document (1.4 MB) or view:

AQ Quarterly Monitoring Report #3 (without appendices) (893 KB)
Appendix A1: Record of NOx Measurements (122 KB)
Appendix A2: BAM Operation Description, Record of PM2.5 Measurements (122 KB)
Appendix A3: Record of Meteorological Data (165 KB)
Appendix A4: Record of Traffic Data (123 KB)


DRIC Air Quality Quarterly Monitoring Report #2 (July 2007)

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AQ Quarterly Monitoring Report #2 (without appendices) (609 KB)
Appendix A1: Record of NOx Measurements (107 KB)
Appendix A2: BAM Operation Description, Record of PM2.5 Measurements (113 KB)
Appendix A3: Record of Meteorological Data (145 KB)
Appendix A4: Record of Traffic Data (106 KB)

DRIC Air Quality Quarterly Monitoring Report #1 (March 2007)
Click to view a full copy of this document (1.4 MB) or view:

AQ Quarterly Monitoring Report #1 (without appendices) (688 KB)
Appendix A1: Record of NOx Measurements (143 KB)
Appendix A2: BAM Operation Description, Record of PM2.5 Measurements (156 KB)
Appendix A3: Record of Meteorological Data (224 KB)
Appendix A4: Record of Traffic Data (145 KB)

DRIC Project Federal Public Participation Plan [English] [French]

Draft EA Guidelines Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for the DRIC Project
(November 2006) [English] [French]

Draft Level 2 Traffic Operations Analysis of Practical Alternatives – DRAFT November 2006

Draft Interim Report on Geotechnical Considerations for Below-Grade Approach Roadways, Cut and Cover, and Tunnel Options

Draft Transportation Planning & Needs Report - DRAFT November 2005

Draft Generation and Assessment of Illustrative Alternatives Report - DRAFT November 2005
The Supporting Documents for this report can be viewed here:

Draft Feasible Transportation Alternatives (Alternatives to the Undertaking) Report - DRAFT February 2006

Factor Weighting Rationale - Canadian Version (posted Sept. 21, 2005)

Detroit River International Crossing Study – Travel Demand Model Update(UPDATED Sept 16, 2005) - (3 MB)

Detroit River International Crossing Study – Travel Demand Forecasts (3 MB)

Canadian Environmental Work Plans

Click on the links below to download the Work Plan documents: February 2006 - DRAFT Work Plans Cover & Background

Environmental Overview Paper - Canadian Existing Conditions Volume 1

Environmental Overview Paper - Canadian Existing Conditions Volume 2 - Part A and Volume 2 - Part B.

Terms of Reference (TOR)
In Canada, as required under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation developed a Terms of Reference for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and submitted it to the Ontario Minister of the Environment for review in May 2004. The TOR was approved in September 2004. The TOR (and supporting documents) is available for viewing by clicking on the links below:
  July 2004 - Detroit River International Crossing Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference Errata Sheet (PDF 87kb)
 

May 2004 - Detroit River International Crossing Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference (PDF 1.6MB)

 

May 2004 - EA TOR Supporting Documents – full package (PDF 16.5MB)

 

Regional and National Economic Impact of Increasing Delay and Delay Related Costs at the Windsor-Detroit Crossings, Final Report (January 2004)

DRIC Overall Economic Impact Results – 2004 Report Errata/Updated Forecast document

Regional and National Economic Impact of Increasing Delay and Delay Related Costs at the Windsor-Detroit Crossings, Draft Report (August 2005)

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