Notice of Initiation of Projects
County Road 14 (Yankee Line) Rehabilitation, James A. Gifford Causeway Rehabilitation and Chemong Bridge Rehabilitation

IntroductionMap of Project Area

The County of Peterborough has retained BT Engineering Inc./ Entuitive to complete the design for the rehabilitation of the James A. Gifford Causeway, County Road 14 (Yankee Line) and Chemong Bridge. Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) funding has been obtained by the County to fund these projects.

Project Process

  • Project 1: The County Road 14 (Yankee Line) rehabilitation is being conducted as a Schedule A+ Environmental Assessment (EA) Study under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) (2015). Schedule A+ projects are pre-approved for construction, with mandatory public notification of the project. The rehabilitation will consider active (cycling and walking) transportation and road surface drainage improvements.
  • Project 2: A Schedule C EA was completed for the James A. Gifford Causeway rehabilitation in 2012. The proposed design will include active transportation and road surface improvements as recommended by the EA.
  • Project 3: The Chemong Bridge project will involve major rehabilitation of the bridge superstructure (bridge deck, railing, sidewalk, etc.) to achieve a minimum 35-year extension of service life to the bridge. Traffic will be maintained across the bridge during construction by means of single-lane traffic control signals. The proposed rehabilitation is classified as Schedule A+ under the MCEA (2015)

Public Consultation

Public consultation will be facilitated by means of Public Information Centre(s) and Community Engagement Meetings. The format of these events will be subject to the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Emergency Measures in place at the time.

There is an opportunity at any time during the Class EA process for interested persons to provide comments. Early identification of individual and group concerns greatly aids in addressing these concerns.  All information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2009). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Notice of the PIC(s) will be provided by means of a Notice placed in local newspapers and directly by means of email and letters to those providing their contact information to one of the Project Managers listed below.

For more information, or to be placed on the project’s email/postal mailing list or if you wish to be removed from the contact list, please contact either:

Steve Taylor, P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

BT Engineering Inc.

100 Craig Henry Drive, Suite 201

Ottawa, Ontario K2G 5W3

Phone: 613-228-4813


Peter Nielsen, CET

Project Manager, Capital Projects

County of Peterborough

470 Water Street

Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3M3

Phone: 705-775-2737 ext. 3200


Project Updates

Project updates are available on the Peterborough County website


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