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Open House #1 - La Salle High School
Information will include:
- A brief history of Third Crossing
- Updates on preliminary design and business plan phases
- An overview of results from public survey and how those results were used
We will also be listening and gathering your ideas and feedback.
Review frequently asked questions for the open house.
Geotechnical investigations across the length of the proposed Third Crossing began Aug. 31 and will take several weeks to complete. These investigations involve drilling into the bedrock on land and underwater to look at subsurface conditions and to get more information on the physical properties of soil and rock around the project site. In-water boreholes are planned at seven locations across the Cataraqui River, outside the main navigation channel. The on-land boreholes will be drilled in the right-of-way of John Counter Boulevard between the river shoreline and Montreal Street to the west and in the right-of-way for the extension of Gore Road to the east. Soil and rock samples will be tested in a laboratory to assess their properties. This will help the consultants design the foundations for the bridge and the associated soils management strategy.
Third Crossing survey: Building a bridge is a complex task and we'd love to hear your priorities for the design and business planning phases of the project. To help you respond to the survey, we've included two short videos (one for the preliminary design section of the survey and one for the business plan section) along with some background information that you can view before responding to the questions. Please tell us what's important to you.
Council approved moving forward with phases two and three of the Third Crossing action plan to ensure the project is "shovel-ready" should grant/funding opportunities become available from upper levels of government.