The Corporation of the County of Peterborough (County) is preparing for the replacement, rehabilitation, retirement, or repurposing of Girven Bridge. The structure is located on Dummer Asphodel Road approximately 1.1 km west of the intersection with County Road 8 in the Township of Douro-Dummer and the Township of Asphodel-Norwood. Girven Bridge conveys east-west traffic over the West Ouse River.

The County has retained D.M. Wills Associates Limited (Wills) to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Class EA) for the project.

The proposed work is considered to be a Schedule ‘A+’ undertaking in accordance with the Municipal Class EA. Subject to Class EA approval, including comments received as a result of this Notice and future Public Information Centres (PICs), the County intends to proceed with the planning, design and implementation of the preferred alternative solution for this structure.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Class EA process. Public and agency input are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the project. The first of two PICs will be online with documents available for review at the following link:

The link will be active from Monday August 10th to Friday August 28, 2020. The PIC will consist of project files and display material that will be available for viewing on demand in an online setting. The purpose of this online PIC is to provide additional information, identify the nature of the work and solicit feedback, comments and questions. The date, time, and location for PIC #2 will be provided in future correspondence and will also be advertised in a notice in advance.

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:

Zach Staples, P.Eng.
Assist. Manager Structural Engineering
D.M. Wills Associates Ltd.
150 Jameson Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9
p. 705.742.2297 ext. 251

Kendra Reid, P.Eng.
Engineering & Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
p. 705.775.2737 ext. 3202

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact one of the project team members listed above.

Notice issued: Monday July 27th, 2020

Notice of Online Public Information Centre #1 Girven Bridge Replacement / Rehabilitation / Retirement / Repurposing Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (pdf – 167KB)