Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment

Clearwater Multi-User Access Project, Alberta
Clearwater River (AB)

January 21, 2011 (Updated September 21, 2011) -- Transport Canada is required to ensure that a screening is conducted pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act commencing on January 12, 2011 in relation to the project: Clearwater Multi-User Access Project, Alberta.

The proposed Clearwater Multi-User Access Project is a 30 km long, 40 m wide all-season access road in the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. The road will provide access from Highway 69 to an existing network of resource roads that connect to the east Athabasca Highway. The project requires bridge construction over the Clearwater River, along with 17 other crossings of various watercourses along the proposed route. The bridge over the Clearwater River will have three spans and two in-water piers. The approximate footprint of each pier is 13 m2. The piers will be constructed using work platforms on a temporary bridge.

An environmental assessment is required in relation to the project because Transport Canada may take action in relation to section 5 of the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

For further information on this environmental assessment, please contact:
Prairies and Northern Regional EA Contact
Transport Canada
P.O. Box 8550
3-344 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 0P6
Telephone : 204-983-3533
Email :

and refer to Registry reference number 11-01-59994

Document Reference Number: 4

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