5. Consultation To Date & Key Concerns from Highways 6 and 401 Improvements Public Information Centre

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The Project Team has engaged with Indigenous communities and key stakeholders throughout the Design-Build Ready phase.

Key stakeholders for the Project include:

  • Local municipalities (Wellington County, Township of Puslinch and City of Guelph);
  • Emergency service providers;
  • Property owners;
  • Conservation authorities;
  • Provincial and federal regulatory agencies; and
  • Utility companies.

Public consultation for this assignment to date has included:

  • Notice of Study Commencement (2017); and
  • Public Information Centre for Highways 6 and 401 Improvements from Hamilton to Guelph (February 24 - March 10, 2021).

Key Concerns from Highways 6 and 401 Improvements Public Information Centre

A Public Information Centre was held for the Highways 6 and 401 Improvements, virtually, from February 24 to March 10, 2021.

From the comments received during this Public Information Centre the Project Team has identified key concerns regarding the Highway 6 / Hanlon Expressway Midblock Interchange. These key concerns and the responses from the Project Team have been summarized in our Frequently Asked Questions and Comments table and is available as part of this Public Information Centre.

The concerns raised at the last Public Information Centre have been considered by the Project Team and several have been addressed through the Environmental Assessment process and the latest design refinements including, but not limited to:

  • Requests to consider roundabouts on Wellington Road 34;
  • Emergency access routes;
  • Impacts to groundwater, Species At Risk (SAR) and other natural environmental factors in the Study Area; and
  • Impacts to nearby residents as a result of noise, property access and illumination.
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