Public Notice: Patterson/Duffy’s Lane Bridge Environmental Assessment

Public Notice

The Study:

As part of the Town of Caledon’s Asset Management Strategy, improvements are being considered for bridges and culverts. This is due to the wear and tear on existing infrastructure and to plan for future increased traffic use. The Town has initiated a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to consider options for improvements to the following bridges. The approximate location of the project is shown on the map.

Patterson Side Road Bridge (1)

For improvements to the existing 2 lane, T-beam reinforced cast-in-place structure constructed in 1950 and located approximately 0.1 km West of Duffy’s Lane over the Humber River.

Patterson Side Road Bridge (2)

For improvements to the existing 2 lane, rigid frame, vertical leg reinforced cast-in-place structure constructed in 1950 and located approximately 0.03 km East of Duffy’s Lane over the Humber River.

Duffy’s Lane Bridge

For feasibility investigation to determine future management of the existing structure. The bridge is located approximately 0.03 km South of Patterson Side Road over the Humber River.

The Process:

The project is being planned under the Municipal Class EA process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015) (Class EA) which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Study will evaluate Alternative Solutions and design alternatives with consideration of the natural, cultural, technical, and financial environments and recommend a Preferred Solution in consultation with the public. Further information about the project and planning process can be found at At the end of the study, the process will be documented in a Project File Report (PFR), prepared for public review.

Public Input:

Due to continuing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect individuals, we invite you to join us for an Online Public Information Centre (PIC) via WebEx webinar. The webinar will allow the project team to share information and receive input from the public on the study to date, including the problem / opportunity, existing conditions, and identify the alternative solutions being considered. The PIC material will be made available for review and from April 20th, 2023 to May 31st, 2023.

Webinar Meeting date: Monday, May 8th, 2023 Time: 6 – 7 p.m. | Anyone unavailable to attend the virtual meeting, a recording of the PIC presentation will be made available for review following the meeting: Public Information Meeting Video, Public Information Slides

The public is invited to provide comments for consideration in the planning and design of the project. Your comments on the project and information materials are encouraged by May 31st, 2023.  Subject to comments received and obtaining the necessary approvals, the Town of Caledon intends to proceed with the planning and design of the project, with a construction date to be determined dependent on funding. 

Please contact either of the following Project Team members if you would like to provide us with your comments, require additional information, or would like to be placed on the Project Contact List to be notified about future project notices:

George Golding, P.Eng.

Andrew Dawson, P.Eng.

Project Manager, Engineering Services

Project Engineer

Town of Caledon

R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited

6311 Old Church Road

15 Townline

Caledon, Ontario L7C 1J6

Orangeville, ON L9W 3R4

T 905-584-2272 x 4523

T 705-797-4310

Project and notice information will be made accessible upon request in accordance with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Information will be collected and maintained to meet the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act and for the purposes of creating a record that will be available to the general public as described in Section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location, all comments will become part of the public record that is available to the general public.

This Notice First Issued on April 20th, 2023

Project February 2021