Whitby studying the safety and hydraulic capacities of bridges and culverts

The Town of Whitby has commenced a town-wide Master Plan study to assess the hydraulic capacities of the Town’s bridges and culverts. The study will assess more than 150 Town-owned structures, as well as flood vulnerable municipal roadways, to identify risks, resolve any road flooding issues and plan for the future. The study area includes the watersheds of Lynde Creek, Pringle Creek, Corbett Creek and Oshawa Creek.

A Community Open House will be held as part of the environmental assessment study to
provide project details and obtain feedback from the public.

The assessment will include recommendations for hydraulic capacity improvement that
are necessary to meet municipal engineering standards as well as recommendations for
future mitigation projects to further reduce flood risk, including future considerations for climate change.

The assessment is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process
for projects as outlined in the municipal engineers association “Municipal
Class Environmental Assessment” document which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The recommended hydraulic capacity improvement and flood risk mitigation plan will be documented in a project file report, which will also be made available for public review at the conclusion of the study.

Community feedback is also encouraged now and over the course of the study. If you have
comments, require further information or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact Antony Manoharan at manoharana@whitby.ca or Jeff Prince at jeff.prince@ecosystemrecovery.ca

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