Dunn Lake Road Widening and Realignment Project

Dunn Lake Road Widening and Realignment Project – Public Comments Invited

2021-07-16 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Dunn Lake Road Realignment project, located in Simpcw First Nation is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by August 17, 2021 to:

Nicole Louiseize

Environmental Specialist

Indigenous Services Canada

nicole.louiseize@canada.ca

 

The Proposed Project

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) is seeking a s.28(2) permit from Indigenous Services Canada to widen, realign, and pave approximately 10km of Dunn Lake Road passing through the Simpcw First Nation north of Barrier, BC. Simpcw First Nation is in support of this improvement project.

The affected area on Simpcw First Nation land covers approximately 20.6 ha and has previously been cleared. The reconstruction of Dunn Lake Road to two lane paved surface will involve most common aspects of highway construction, including grading, milling and paving, and improvements to roadway drainage. Other works include grubbing & clearing; removal of contaminated soils; controlled excavation of archeological materials; relocation and tie-ins to civil water system in the community of Chu Chua; relocation of power, telephone, and fiber optic infrastructure; environmental offsetting; replacement and upgrades of drainage structures in Newhykulston and Skowootum Creeks as well as channelization work immediately above and below; and decommissioning and restoration of abandoned road surfaces.


Disclaimer

This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

The assessment is in progress.

Contacts

Lands and Economic Development
Nicole Louiseize, Environmental Specialist
, British Columbia
Telephone: 778-227-6741
Email: nicole.louiseize@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Simpcw First Nation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-07-16
  • Proponent

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI)
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    82795

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..within 200 kilometres
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