Environmental Assessments

All significant transportation, water and wastewater projects require the Township to follow the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

The current projects with Class EA's are:

Middlebrook Place Bridges (170160 and 180160)

Two structures on Middlebrook Place are being reviewed through a Municipal Class EA.  Middlebrook Place Road is a boundary road between the Townships of Woolwich and Centre Wellington.  Because this structure is on a section of road maintained by Woolwich Township, Woolwich is taking the lead in the environmental assessment process with Centre Wellington as a funding partner.

170160 – Concrete Bridge

Built in 1932, this concrete bridge is located on boundary road Middlebrook Place (Weisenberg Road) and spans the drainage course in the former Township of Pilkington and the Township of Woolwich.  Bridge 170160 is nearing the end of its service life and a Class EA was commenced in March 2018 to review options and identify the preferred alternative to address the deterioration of the bridge. Please proceed to the Township of Woolwich website for details.

180160 – Steel Truss Bridge

Built in 1910, this steel truss bridge is located on boundary road Middlebrook Place (Weisenberg Road) and spans the Grand River in the former Township of Pilkington and the Township of Woolwich.  Bridge 170160 is nearing the end of its service life and a Class EA was commenced in March 2018 to review options and identify the preferred alternative to address the deterioration of the bridge. Please proceed to the Township of Woolwich website for detail.

Northeast Fergus Industrial Park Stormwater Management Strategy

The Township of Centre Wellington is completing a review of the storm drainage requirements for the Northeast Industrial Park on Gregson Court in Fergus.  The review includes delineation of drainage areas and stormwater management options. Completion of the review will provide a strategy to address stormwater management needs for the Northeast Industrial Park.

St. David Street Bridge, Structure 2-F

Constructed in 1968, this concrete bridge is located on St. David Street (Highway No. 6) crossing over the Grand River in Fergus. This bridge is nearing the end of its service life. The rehabilitation of the St. David Street Bridge will include the replacement of the deck, girders and traffic barriers, modification of the abutments to semi-integral type complete with new waterproofing and paving, road approaches, drainage improvements and utility replacement. In April 2016, the Township was successful in securing a $2.2 million grant for the rehabilitation of the St. David Street Bridge under the Province of Ontario's Connecting Links Program.

A Public Information Centre was hosted at the Fergus Grand Theatre on October 6, 2016.  The information presented included the existing environmental conditions, review of the rehabilitation alternatives considered and a discussion period.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can review the presentation below.

The second Public Information Centre was hosted at the Fergus Grand Theatre on December 14, 2016.  The information included the three rendering boards, alternatives considered and a discussion period.    

St. David Street Bridge Environmental Assessment Project File Report, May 2017
St. David Street Bridge Notice of Completion Letter and Notice​, May 26, 2017

Third Line West, Structure 24-P

Structure 24-P, a concrete girder bridge located on the Third Line West, Former Township of Pilkington, is deteriorating in terms of its structural integrity, resulting in increased concern for the safety of bridge users. The Township completed a Class EA in May 2014 to address the bridge's advanced state of disrepair and degeneration. EA documents are available upon request.

Transportation Master Plan

The Township is developing a long-range Transportation Master Plan to improve how all modes (walking, cycling, driving, etc.) move in and around the Township. The plan is anticipated to be completed in the Fall of 2018 and will address the entire Township.

Victoria Crescent, Elora, Trunk Storm Sewer Replacement

A Municipal Class EA has been initiated to address the severe deterioration of stormwater infrastructure within the Study Area shown in the Public Comment Invite Letter and Notice. Stormwater runoff from the study area discharges to the Irvine Creek in the vicinity of Victoria Crescent in Elora. The storm sewer has insufficient cover and the overall condition of the aging sewer is extremely poor. This Class EA will consider options and identify the preferred alternative to address the deterioration.

On November 14 2017, a Public Information Centre was hosted at the Elora Community Centre Hall.  The information provide included opportunity statement, alternatives considered, mitigation measures and next steps in the municipal class EA.​ 

Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge and Badley (Metcalfe Street) Bridge

The County of Wellington initiated this Class Environmental Assessment (EA) in June of 2015 for the planning of the Badley (Metcalfe Street) Bridge replacement or rehabilitation in Elora. The existing bridge is nearing the end of its service life and the County needs to define a future bridge management plan. The bridge is the main roadway link to access Elora's downtown core for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. The project is subject to Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Class EA), under the Province of Ontario's Environmental Assessment Act.

The Township of Centre Wellington subsequently initiated a Class EA in February of 2016 for the construction of the Victoria Street Pedestrian Bridge in Elora. The bridge will form part of the urban renewal projects ongoing in Elora's downtown core. This project is subject to Schedule B of the Municipal Class EA process, under the Province of Ontario's Environmental Assessment Act.

 

Water Supply Master Plan

The Township has initiated a Water Supply Master Plan in response to the anticipated growth in Centre Wellington up to 2041. The amount of water the Township's current water supply system can provide will be reviewed for various scenarios including the potential impact of climate change, and compared to the estimated future demand for water.

Documents are available in an alternate format upon request.

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