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OLD MILL ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT

THE PROJECT

Old Mill Road Bridge is a single span wood deck on steel girder bridge that carries two lanes of traffic over the Kagawong River, in Kagawong, adjacent to the local marina. The bridge has a length of 9.75 m, consisting of a single 7.06 m span and a width of 7.36 m. The bridge is located on Old Mill Road, a north-south local road which borders the southern tip of Mudge Bay.
Overall, the structure is in good to fair condition, with some critical elements in poor condition as identified the 2022 Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) Report. The bridge which has been restricted to a 10 ton load limit has now currently closed to traffic, and the intention is to replace it with a new bridge, as suggested in the 2022 OSIM Report.
Engineering design and planning of the replacement bridge is currently underway, which would have the existing bridge replaced with an appropriately sized two-lane single-span steel girder-type modular bridge, at the same location and alignment, but with improvements to waterway opening, as feasible. Construction is intended to proceed in 2023, pending regulatory approval.

THE PROCESS

The implementation of the bridge replacement will be per Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. Consultation is an integral part of the environmental assessment process, to ensure that those with an interest in this project have the opportunity to provide relevant input. Feedback from stakeholders and members of the public are being collected, which will be kept on file for use and consideration during the design of the replacement.

NEXT STEPS

Comments on this planned work are being requested and will be accepted up to July 20, 2023.
Please contact:

Mr. Steven Kacan, P.Eng.
Project Environmental Engineer
EXP Services Inc.
Suite 3-6A, 885 Regent Street
Sudbury, ON, P3E 5M4
705.674.9681
steven.kacan@exp.com 
Mr. Todd Gordon
Municipal Project Manager
The Corporation of the Township of Billings
15 Old Mill Road, P.O. Box 34
Kagawong, ON P0P 1J0
705.282.2611
tgordon@billingstwp.ca

 

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