Notice of Public Meeting

Public consultation is a key component of this study. A Virtual Public Meeting has been scheduled to advise residents of the current status of the project and to receive additional input from interested parties.  Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date:                   Tuesday September 22, 2020

Time:                   6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Format:              Virtual Meeting

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform.  Pre-registration is required to participate during the meeting.  Presentation material will be posted on this project website as of September 14, 2020, to allow residents an opportunity to review the material in advance. Representatives from the County of Bruce and the project engineers, will be present at the meeting to answer questions. 

Please contact Lisa Courtney at lcourtney@bmross.net or (888) 524-2641 x- 238 to register for participation in the meeting. When registering for the meeting, please indicate if you would like to speak or just want to view the proceedings. Following a review of the presentation material, a question and answer period will be held allowing residents to ask questions of the project engineer and County representatives.

Please submit your comments on the presentation material to the project engineers, either through the Contact form on this website or at the following:

B.M. Ross and Associates: 62 North Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T4. Telephone (Toll Free): (888) 524-2641. Kelly Vader, Environmental Planner (e-mail: kvader@bmross.net).   If you are unable to access the presentation material on-line, please contact BMROSS and alternative arrangements will be made.

Comments collected in conjunction with this project will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation.  With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. 

Detour Options

There are three detour options being considered while the bridge is being replaced. The three options are below.

Map detour route option 1. Using County roads 11, 10, 40 and 3 for a detour length of 43.5 kilometres
Map detour route option 2. Using municipal roads with two options for a detour length of 13 or 18 kilometres
Map detour route option 3. Requiring a temporary bridge to be built, detour length of 425 metres.
Detour Option 3 – local but requiring a temporary bridge

Initial Notice

Notice of Study Commencement

The County of Bruce has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process to consider options associated with replacement of the Teeswater River Bridge which spans the Teeswater River along Bruce Road 3 in Paisley, immediately north of the intersection with Bruce Road 11(as shown on the accompanying key plan). Recent inspections of the structure have identified significant deterioration with many bridge components. The County is considering alternatives associated with the new bridge design as well as detour alternatives to allow traffic to detour around the site during construction of the new crossing.

The Environmental Assessment Process

The planning for this project is following the planning process established for Schedule ‘C’ activities under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document. Schedule ‘C’ projects must complete all five phases of the Class EA, which is undertaken in order to identify potential environmental impacts associated with the proposal and to plan for appropriate mitigation of any impacts. The process includes consultation with the public, First Nation and Métis communities, project stakeholders and review agencies. This notice is being issued to advise of the start of study investigations. There will be additional opportunities for public input and involvement as the study progresses

Map illustrating the location of the bridge located on Bruce Road 3 between Mill Drive and Church Street