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Fieldwork activities

Fieldwork activities

Building upon the information gathered during the 2012 environmental assesment, additional 2016 field activites are now availble.

The results from the Third Crossing survey are in!
See what residents' chose as priorities for the design and business planning phases of the project.

Couldn't make the Sept. 29s open house?
View the display boards here

Is the Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River needed?

Is the Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River needed?

The process to determine whether a third crossing will be built.

September 29, 2016

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.

August 29, 2016

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.  

August, 2016

Economic impact analysis basics from Collins Barrow.

July 25, 2016

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.

June 15, 2016

There are a lot of things to balance and decide during the preliminary design phase. This infographic gives some insight into some of the factors that impact performance and cost.

June 6, 2016

Need versus should. Check out the video on answering the questions, "Do we need a new bridge?" and "Should we build a new bridge?"

June 1, 2016

The contact page now has a forum that provides residents with an opportunity to post their comments about the project and get responses from the team. 

April 21, 2016

The Third Crossing team has initiated the social-economic cost-benefit analysis to better understand the benefits of the project compared against its estimated cost.  See phases for more information.

April 19, 2016

Council directed staff to prepare the business plan for the Third Crossing. The plan will include a review of models for building and costing. 

Jan. 12, 2016

Dec. 15,2015

Council deferred a decision to award the contract for the preliminary design of the Third Crossing until January. 

Sept. 15, 2015

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.

Sept. 1, 2015: Council establishes the Third Crossing as a key priority for the 2014-2018 term.