Talbot Trail Map.JPGThe Study will evaluate alternatives for rehabilitation of the existing corridor to address the road failure/slope instability, and alternative routes/road reclassification to address the needs of the Study Area.  The study will consider the potential connection of Talbot Trail from Blenheim to Wheatley.

Study Process

The Talbot Trail EA Study is being conducted as a Schedule C project with the ability to be stepped down to a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment {MCEA) (2015). The Study will follow the Class EA Process by establishing the need and justification for the project, considering all reasonable alternatives with acceptable effects on the natural, social and cultural environments, and proactively involving the public. 

Public Consultation

A draft Study Design Report is available here. The draft Study Design Report describes the study background, approach, preliminary alternatives and public consultation program. 
A Community Cafe event will be held to listen to stakeholders' concerns and help define the study scope and issues. To register for the Community Cafe, please contact the Project Manager below. The Community Cafe is scheduled for: 

                     Date:        Thursday February 27, 2020
                     Time:         6:00pm to 8:00 pm
                     Location:  Tilbury Memorial Arena, 49 Bond Avenue, Tilbury, ON

There is an opportunity at any time during the Class EA process for interested persons to provide comments. Early identification of individual and group concerns greatly aids in addressing these concerns. All information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2009). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Persons will be advised of future communication opportunities by electronic notice in addition to newspaper public notices. 
For more information, to register for the Community Cafe, or if you wish to be placed on the study's mailing list, contact either: 

     Steve Taylor, P.Eng.                                        Barry Sullivan, C.E.T.
     EA Project Manager                                        Engineering Technologist
     BT Engineering Inc.                                         Municipality of Chatham-Kent
     509 Talbot Street                                             315 King Street West
     London, Ontario N6A 2S5                               Chatham, Ontarion N7M 5K8
     Tel: 519-672-2222                                           Tel: 519-360-1998
      Email: stevenj.taylor@bteng.ca                      E-mail: barry.sullivan@chatham-kent.ca