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Learn about and discuss the Third Crossing at open house

September 21, 2016 -

The City of Kingston invites residents to come learn more about the Third Crossing – and to share their comments and ideas on the proposed bridge – at an upcoming open house.  Residents are invited to drop-by between 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 at La Salle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15.

"This will be a great opportunity for Kingston residents learn more about the Third Crossing and the work that the project team has been doing to prepare the design of the bridge crossing and to develop the business plan for the project," says Mark Van Buren, director of engineering.  "Members of the project team are looking forward to having one-to-one discussions with residents to provide information on the project and to get their feedback."

City staff and consultants will be on hand to speak with those who drop-by.

The open house will provide information on:

  • The history of the Third Crossing.
  • Progress of the preliminary design and business plan, including a draft rendering for the bridge and road connections on both the west and east shores of the Cataraqui River.
  • Progress on design features that will be incorporated into the project to encourage active transportation including walking or cycling, or taking Kingston Transit.
  • Results from the public survey on priorities for the project design and business planning phase and how this feedback is being used by the project team.

The City encourages residents to visit the project website at CityofKingston.ca/ThirdCrossing to keep up-to-date on work as it progresses, contact the project team, and/or post public comments.  A second open house with results from the preliminary design and business planning phase will be scheduled for early in 2017.

Following the second open house, City staff will prepare recommendations in a report scheduled to go to city council in the Spring of 2017. Those recommendations will help council make its decision whether or not to build the bridge.

In 2015, city council set one of its main strategic priorities on getting the Third Crossing project "shovel-ready".  Shovel-ready projects can be better positioned to take advantage of possible funding from other levels of government.

Find out more about the Third Crossing project at CityofKingston.ca/ThirdCrossing.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.