Public Notice
Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project — Public Comments Invited

Update — March 21, 2017 — The deadline to submit written comments has been extended from April 3 to April 11, 2017.

March 13, 2017 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project, located near Fort Frances, Ontario.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by April 3, 2017 to:

Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge Replacement Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 St. Clair Avenue East, Room 907
Toronto, ON M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80137).

The Proposed Project

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation (the proponent) in collaboration with Minnesota's Department of Transportation, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of a new international bridge. The project would be located approximately 90 kilometres west of Fort Frances, and would cross the Rainy River between Rainy River, Ontario, and Baudette, Minnesota. The new bridge would replace the existing Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge, which would be decommissioned and removed as part of the project.

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