Notice of Public Meeting

Public consultation is a key component of this study. A Public Meeting has been scheduled to update residents of the current status of the project. The meeting will provide project details, including the preliminary findings of a hydrology study, bridge design alternatives, and a review of detour alternatives for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. This meeting will also provide residents with the opportunity to provide additional comments on the project. Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date:                Tuesday October 4, 2022

Time:               Open house from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Formal Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Place:              Walkerton Community Centre (290 Durham St. W, Walkerton)

Following the meeting, input into this project will be accepted until November 4, 2022. Any comments collected in conjunction with this Class EA process will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.. 

For further information on this project, or to review the Class EA process, please contact the project engineers at the following:

B.M. Ross and Associates: 62 North Street, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 2T4. Telephone (Toll Free): (888) 524-2641. Kelly Vader, Environmental Planner (e-mail: 

Initial Notice

Notice of Study Commencement

The County of Bruce has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process to consider options associated with replacement of the Durham Street Bridge which spans the Saugeen River along Bruce Road 4 in the community of Walkerton, Ontario (as shown on the accompanying key plan). Recent inspections of the structure have identified deterioration with several bridge components. The County is considering alternatives associated with the new bridge design as well as detour alternatives to allow traffic to detour around the site during construction of the new crossing.

The Environmental Assessment Process

The planning for this project is following the planning process established for Schedule ‘C’ activities under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document. Schedule ‘C’ projects must complete all five phases of the Class EA, which is undertaken in order to identify potential environmental impacts associated with the proposal and to plan for appropriate mitigation of any impacts. The process includes consultation with the public, First Nation and Métis communities, project stakeholders and review agencies. This notice is being issued to advise of the start of study investigations. There will be additional opportunities for public input and involvement as the study progresses

Map illustrating the location of the Durham Street bridge located on County Road 4 between William and McNab Streets