Impact Assessment of Preferred Option

Archaeology and Built Heritage 

  • The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has confirmed “that no cultural heritage resources would be adversely affected” 

Terrestrial and Aquatic Environment

  • Temporary impacts during construction and operation to vegetation, wildlife habitat, aquatic habitat, and aquatic biota will be minimized

Proposed Impact Management Measures, Monitoring and Commitments 

  • Continue to consult with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to minimize loss of Eastern Meadowlark bird habitat in compliance with the Endangered Species Act
  • Install protective fencing when constructing near trees that are not being removed
  • Where possible salvage plant materials for restoration
  • Compensate for loss of vegetation in areas that can be re-vegetated
  • Conduct any vegetation removal outside of the breeding bird window
  • During the design and construction of the stormwater management system:
        -      Incorporate natural landscape features
        -      Characterize aquatic features and obtain necessary approvals, if required
        -      Install erosion and sediment control measures to mitigate impacts to water quality and to act as wildlife fencing prior to construction
 tree protection

tree protection

 natural restoration

natural restoration

 graminoid meadows

graminoid meadows

 erosion and sediment control fencing 

erosion and sediment control fencing 


Transportation 

study intersections

  • SCRF truck traffic will have a nominal impact on future intersection level service  
  • SCRF truck traffic will be restricted from Green Mountain Road
  • Truck traffic from the SCRF will not exceed approved limit of 250 vehicles/day
  • Average of 70-100 daily trucks anticipated

Proposed Impact Management Measures, Monitoring and Commitments 

  • Continue to enforce low speed limits on-site
  • Sidewalks planned by the City of Hamilton on First Road West and Green Mountain Road will enhance pedestrian safety