Notice of Study Preliminary Design and Class EA for Highway 148 (East of Greenwood Road to the Quebec Border) - Comments Must be Received by August 10, 2018

COUNTY OF RENFREW (G.W.P. 214-00-00) 


The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) retained 181 Group to undertake the Preliminary Design and Class Environmental (EA) Study for Highway 148 from 60m west of Angus Campbell Drive in the City Pembroke to immediately east of the Greenwood Road intersection, in the County of Renfrew. The recommended plan includes: 

Highway 148 between Angus Campbell Drive and Drive In Road: 

  • Widen to provide a continuous Two-Way Left-Turn Lane;
  • Urbanize the cross-section (curb with gutter, storm sewer upgrades) and provide for sidewalk on both sides; and
  • Install traffic signals at the Highway 148/Drive-In Road intersection, including intersection improvements and profile changes to the north approach.

Highway 148 between Drive In Road and Greenwood Road:

  • Maintain a two-lane rural cross-section. Rehabilitate the existing pavement and provide 2.5 m wide paved shoulders;
  • Revise the Greenwood Road intersection by tightening the westbound right-turn channel and extending the merge lane;
  • Add a slip around lane to accommodate left turns Old Mill Road; and,
  • Entrance closures


This study followed the approved planning process for a Group 'B' undertaking in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). The Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) documents the proposed work, existing conditions and evaluation of impacts and proposed mitigation measures. The TESR will be available on July 12, 2018 for a 30-day public review period. Interested persons are encouraged to review the TESR and provide comments by August 10, 2018. If, after consulting with MTO Project Team members, you have serious unresolved concerns, you have the right to request a Part II Order (bump-up). A Part II Order can only be requested for the project components addressed in the TESR. Requests should be directed to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (77 Wellesley Street West, Floor 11, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1L5). A Part II Order may lead to the preparation of an Individual Environmental Assessment. A copy of the request should also be forwarded to the MTO Project Team at the addresses listed below. If there are no outstanding concerns at the end of the 30 day review period, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA and will move forward into detailed design. 

Copies of the TESR are available for review at the following locations during regular business hours: 
Township of Laurentian Valley
460 Witt Road, Clerk's Office
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 
County of Renfrew 
9 International Drive Clerk's Office
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5 
Pembroke Public Library
237 Victoria Street
Pembroke, ON K8A 4K5
We are interested in hearing any comments or concerns that you may have with the study. Comments must be received no later than August 10, 2018. Please send any comments or requests to either of the following: 
Mr. Chris Belanger 
MTO Project Manager 
Ministry of Transportation 
1355 John Counter Boulevard Postal Bag 4000 
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3 Telephone: 613-540-5187 
Toll-free: 1-800-267-0295 
Fax: 613-540-5106 
Mr. Allan Ortlieb 
Consultant Project Manager 
181 Group 
100-175 Galaxy Boulevard Toronto, ON M9W OC9 Telephone: 416-798-5480
Fax: 416-6754620
Comments and information are being collected to assist the MTO in meeting the requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have any accessibility requirements In order to participate in this project, please contact one of the project team members listed above.