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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Morrison Hershfield Limited (MH) to assist them in conducting a Preliminary/Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for the Highway 49 Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge Rehabilitation in the County of Hastings, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and Prince Edward County. (see map below).


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The goal of this study will be to recommend a preferred alternative to rehabilitate the Highway 49 Quinte Skyway Bridge while minimizing disruption to traffic during rehabilitation. Construction Staging Alternatives to be considered include: full closure of both lanes of the bridge, partial closure (closure of one lane during construction), and single lane closure with bi-directional traffic on the bridge.

The study will follow the approved planning process for a Group ‘B’ project in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) with the opportunity for public input throughout the study.

Two rounds of Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held at key stages of the study. The first round of PICs is scheduled for August 17th, 2016 in Picton. A PIC will also be held for in Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community on August 18th. A second round of PICs is tentatively scheduled for the fall/winter of 2016. Display material from PIC 1 has been posted in our Documents page. At the end of the study a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) will be prepared and made available for a 30-day public review period. Advance notice of the PICs and TESR review period will be placed in local newspapers.

This website will be updated regularly with information on Public Information Centres, and project documentation as it becomes available.

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What's New

A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) has been prepared to document the proposed rehabilitation plan and will be available for review and comment starting on August 10, 2017. The 45-day public review will start on August 10, 2017 and end on September 25, 2017. A copy of the TESR can be found on the Documents page.