Class Environmental Assessment Process
Project A and Project B are considered Group 'B' undertakings under the MTO Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Group 'B' projects are considered as major improvements to existing transportation facilities.
As part of a Group 'B' undertaking, a Design and Construction Report (DCR) is prepared to document the Detail Design and Class EA process, including the documentation of environmental impacts and mitigation measures. The DCR is made available for a 30-day public review which is advertised through a Notice of Completion. Following the review period, the project receives Environmental Clearance to proceed to Construction.
The project is located along Highway 401 from 0.6 km east of Essex Road 42, easterly to 1.5 km west of Merlin Road