Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 07-01-26812
Public Works and Government Services Canada: PWGSC Project Number 310315
Public Works and Government Services Canada
On March 12, 2007, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Public Works and Government Services Canada was the proponent for the project.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is proposing to conduct maintenance repairs on the Strauss Turnnion Bascule Lift Bridge of the La Salle Causeway, in Kingston, Ontario. The work includes but is not limited to: the removal of lead paint, application of low VOC protective coating system to all steel portions of the bridge, structural repairs to deteriorating steel sections and earthquake strengthening to meet the full design requirements of the Canadian Highway Bridge Code (CHBC). It is anticipated that work will commence in September of 2007 and will require approximately seven months to complete. All work will be conducted within a full enclosure surrounding the bridge. The detailed protection scheme will allow two lanes of traffic across the bridge and should not impact the flow of traffic (no lanes will be closed) for the majority of the project work. Near project completion, one lane will need to be closed during off peak (night time) traffic flows. Lane closures will be controlled by a signalized system. The period of these night-time closures will be relatively short.
A decision was taken on September 5, 2007 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.