Leitrim Road Realignment and Widening Environmental Assessment Study

The City of Ottawa has completed the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for Leitrim Road Realignment and Widening. This Study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended 2007, 2011 and 2015).

The realignment of Leitrim Road is required due to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority’s plans to implement a new runway in the future. The EA study has established the right-of-way requirements for Leitrim Road realignment and widening in order to protect the corridor from encroaching development. The EA findings will also inform and guide the planning and development of adjacent lands. For additional information, please see the project website: www.ottawa.ca/LeitrimRoad[ottawa.ca]

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process and the Recommended Plan for the realignment and widening of Leitrim Road from River Road to Bank Street. The ESR will be available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on August 24, 2018.​​

City of Ottawa
City Hall Information Desk
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa Public Library
Lorry Greenberg Branch
363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
2430 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Public Library
Main Branch
120 Metcalfe Street
Carleton University
MacOdrum Library
1125 Colonel By Drive

During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments. Please direct written comments to:

Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Transportation Environmental Assessments Branch
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1

Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22842
E-mail: katarina.cvetkovic@ottawa.ca
and/or Ronald A. Clarke, MCIP, RPP
Vice President, Ottawa
1223 Michael St., Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1J 7T2 Tel: 613 738-4160 ext. 1526
E-mail: ronald.clarke@parsons.com


If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks make an order to change the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). The Part II Order request must be received in writing by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and by the Director of Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch during the 30-day review period at both addresses listed below.  A copy of the request should also be forwarded to the City of Ottawa and Parsons at the addresses listed above. If there are no requests received by Monday, September 24, 2018, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project may proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Ontario

77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON   M7A 2T5
Email: Minister.MECP@ontario.ca
Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Ontario

Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON, M4V 1P5
Email: MOECCpermissions@ontario.ca

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.  Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and solely for the purpose of conducting the environmental assessment.

On behalf of the City of Ottawa. This notice was first published on August 17, 2018.