Public Notice
Timiskaming Dam-Bridge of Quebec Replacement Project — Public Comments Invited

May 3, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Timiskaming Dam-Bridge of Quebec Replacement Project, located on the Ottawa River, at the border between the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by May 23, 2018 to:

Timiskaming Dam-Bridge of Quebec Replacement Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Email: CEAA.Temiscamingue-Timiskaming.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information on the project, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80151).

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

Public Services and Procurement Canada is proposing to replace the Quebec Timiskaming dam-bridge located 65 kilometres northeast of North Bay, Ontario, and bordered by the city of Temiscaming, Quebec, to the east. As proposed, the project will result in the replacement of the Quebec Timiskaming dam-bridge, a structure that regulates water without generating electrical power. Its deck supports a two-lane roadway connecting the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. This complex includes two independent dams located on both sides of Long Sault Island on the Ottawa River: the Quebec dam-bridge and the Ontario dam-bridge, which was replaced in 2014. The new structure will be approximately 75 meters long and will have 10 bays: five with vertical sluice gates and five working with wooden beam weirs. The road deck will consist of two traffic lanes as well as a sidewalk. The construction of the new dam-bridge will be spread over a period of 30 months.

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