Public Meeting: Fenelon Falls second crossing and Colborne Street changes

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A public meeting will be held on Monday May 27 at 6 pm to determine whether there is a need for a second bridge crossing in Fenelon Falls.

When: Monday May 27, 6-8 pm

Where: Fenelon Falls Community Centre (27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls)

The Project:

The City of Kawartha Lakes, through their consultant Dillon Consulting Limited, is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine whether there is need for a second bridge crossing in Fenelon Falls. The recent Transportation Master Plan and, more recently, the Fenelon Falls Corridor Study identified the need for additional roadway capacity across the Trent-Severn Waterway as a way to reduce vehicle delays in the corridor during peak traffic demand times.

The project involves an assessment of the current issues in Fenelon Falls, the identification of alternative solutions to the issue, technical studies including transportation, structural, socio-economic and environmental studies, and public, stakeholder, agency and Indigenous community consultation.

The Process

The project is currently being considered as a ‘Schedule B’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class EA process. This is subject to change once the preferred alternative solution is identified. The first component of the EA process aims to determine what the issue is and to then identify a number of alternative solutions to the problem. While a second crossing is one possible solution to the traffic issues in Fenelon Falls, it is not the only one. This EA will identify and evaluate alternative solutions in consultation with the community to determine what the optimal outcome is for Fenelon Falls.

Public Consultation

The Class EA process includes various consultation stages. As part of the initial work from the EA a Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to review the project, discuss any issues, and provide input to the project team. The PIC will include a presentation by the Project Team, followed by a series of interactive activities where attendees can provide input on the project. Members of the public, businesses, stakeholder groups, Indigenous communities, government agencies and other interested parties are all encouraged to participate in the discussion.

You are invited to attend the PIC and encouraged to provide your input. If you cannot attend the PIC and would like to know more information and/or provide comments, use the contact information below, or visit

For more information, please contact:

Name: Merrilees Willemse, Environmental Planner, Dillon Consulting


Phone: 416-2294647 ext. 2340


Name: Martin Sadowski, Sr. Engineering Technician, City of Kawartha Lakes

Email: ac.se1563277076kalah1563277076trawa1563277076k@iks1563277076wodas1563277076m1563277076

Phone: 705-324-9411 ext. 2342

Public Meeting to be held on May 23 regarding the reconstruction of Colborne St. in Fenelon Falls

A public meeting will be held on Thursday May 23 at 4:30 pm regarding the reconstruction of Colborne St. in Fenelon Falls.

When: Thursday May 23, 2019 4:30pm to 6:30pm, presentation will commence at 5:30pm

Where: Fenelon Falls Arena (27 Veteran’s Way, Fenelon Falls)

The City of Kawartha Lakes, through their consultant Ainley Graham & Associates Limited (Ainley Group) is undertaking the detailed design for the reconstruction of Colborne Street in the Village of Fenelon Falls. The project involves full road reconstruction including watermain, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer replacement, new curb and gutter and streetscape improvements.

The project is being carried out as Schedule ‘A+’ in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. Schedule A + activities are pre-approved meaning they are limited in scale and have minimal adverse environmental effects. Schedule A+ activities are not subject to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks appeal process; however, comments will be received by the City.

The public is invited to attend a Public Information Centre in order to review the project. The open house will be an informal ‘drop-in’ format followed by a presentation, where residents can view the design concept and ask representatives from the Project Team questions.

For more information:

 John Innes, C.E.T.

City of Kawartha Lakes

Infrastructure Design and Construction

Engineering and Corporate Assets

705-324-9411 ext. 1164


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