Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1843

Route 91 Cataracts Brook Bridge Replacement 

Proponent:  Department of Transportation and Works

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent is proposing to replace the one-lane Ellis Memorial Bridge with a two-lane bridge that passes over Cataracts Brook, a tributary to a scheduled salmon river in Cataracts Provincial Park. The proposed new crossing will be a multi-plate culvert on footings and will be installed approximately 160 metres upstream from the Ellis Memorial Bridge.  The project will involve road realignment to access the new bridge, including the construction of 600 metres of gravel road beginning approximately 3.2 kilometres west of the intersection of Routes 91 and 92, near the community of Colinet, and extending westward toward Placentia to the new bridge crossing. The route will follow the existing transmission line easement through the park.  The proponent anticipates project construction could begin in the summer of 2016, after appropriate approvals have been obtained.

  • May 31, 2016 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 7, 2016 - Deadline for public comments.
  • July 15, 2016 - The Minister's Decision is due.
  • August 26, 2016 - The Minister's Decision is due (extended).
  • November 30, 2016 - The Minister's Decision is due (extended).
  • December 14, 2016 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

  • Documents: Public Notices:

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