The County of Essex is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for improvements to County Road 20 (Seacliffe Drive) from Kratz Sideroad in the Town of Kingsville to Sherk Street in the Municipality of Leamington.
The first step in the Class EA process is to complete background studies including:
traffic analysis (safety/collision data, future traffic growth, turning lane requirements, etc.)
a review of existing and planned land uses in the study area
natural environment inventories
This information is used to fully understand the problems and opportunities in the study area and to develop alternative solutions to address them.
A summary of this information and the alternative solutions will be presented at an upcoming public meeting. Notices of the meeting will be published in the local newspaper and mailed to those on our mailing list. Please email the project team if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Class EA Process
The planning and design of municipal infrastructure projects that have the potential to affect the environment must meet the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The term environment includes the natural, socio-economic, cultural and constructed environments.
Many municipal road projects are similar in nature and have predictable environmental effects that can be avoided or mitigated. The Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) has defined a planning and design process known as a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) that must be followed by the County before improvements can be made to County Road 20.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recognizes the Municipal Class EA process as meeting the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
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December 08, 2019
Notice of Completion of Class Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design, County Road 20
The Environmental Study Report (ESR), which outlines the recommended project in more detail, is available for review for 30 days (until December 7th , 2018.) The ESR can be viewed at the Leamington and Kingsville municipal offices.
August 17, 2017
Public Information Centre #2 Display Boards Posted
Display boards from the Public Information Centre held on August 17, 2017, are now available for download. Comments are being requested by September 14, 2017. Comment forms and electronic displays can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
August 10, 2017
Public Information Centre Scheduled
A Public Information Centre will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the front foyer of the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex located at 249 Sherk Street in Leamington. The PIC will be a drop-in format starting at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. Click the link below for more information.
August 09, 2017
Additional Alternative Solutions
As a result of comments received during and following the first PIC, two additional alternatives were developed that include intermittent two-way left-turn lanes, intersection improvements, coupled with interim (or ultimate) active transportation facility. Click the link below for more information.
October 18, 2016
Public Information Centre Scheduled
A Public Information Centre will be held on November 15, 2016 at the Kingsville Arena & Auditorium (1741 Jasperson Road, Kingsville, ON). The PIC will be a drop-in format starting at 3:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. A formal notice will be published in the Southpoint Sun and Kingsville Reporter prior to the event.
August 31, 2016
Transportation Assessment Update
The Project Team is in the process of finalizing the transportation assessment report that will identify the needs and opportunities for the corridor. The team will develop alternatives based on the findings of the report and present them to the public for input at a Public Information Centre in Fall 2016.