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Culvert Rehabilitation on Highway 28

Notice of Commencement for a Detail Design Study – Culvert Rehabilitation on Highway 28, from Highway 7 to Long Lake Road. G.W.P. 4020-17-00

D.M. Wills Associated Limited (Wills) has been retained by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to undertake a detailed design study and preparation of a Contract Package for the Replacement/Rehabilitation of various non-structural culverts on Highway 28, from Hwy 7 (9.5 km East of Peterborough) to Long Lake Road in the Townships of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Trent Lakes, Otonabee-South Monaghan and North Kawartha.

As part of the culvert works, environmental planning, socio-economic assessments, cultural assessments and natural science assessments including fisheries, wildlife, vegetation and Species at Risk (SAR) will be conducted. 

Temporary traffic delays including single lane closures and flagging operations are anticipated as a result of the culvert replacement/rehabilitation. A Traffic Management Plan will be developed to manage potential traffic impacts.

The Key Map demonstrates the location of the Study Area. 

Map showing study area from north of Woodview to the intersection of Highway 28 with Highway 7

The Process

This project is following an approved process for a Group ‘C’ undertaking in accordance with the MTO Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Through this process, an Environmental Screening Document (ESD) will be prepared documenting the existing evaluation of alternatives where applicable and, recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures.


You are encouraged to contact the Project Consultant or the Ministry by August 23, 2019 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this project.

Ken Smith, P. Eng.
Manager, Water Resources
D.M. Wills Associates Limited
150 Jameson Drive
Telephone: 705-742-2297 x 250
Fax: 705-741-3568


Marleine Toussaint, P. Eng.
MTO Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation, Eastern Region
1355 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3
Telephone: 613-545-4851
Fax: 613-540-5106

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

If you require accessibility under the Ontarians with Disabilties Act, please contact either Project Team member above. 

We encourage you to contact the MTO or Wills’ Project Manager at any time if you have questions or concerns about this project. Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.