NCC response Jul2010


 Dear Mr. ....
 
Thank you for your correspondence of July 27, 2010, addressed to Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission (NCC), regarding the Sustainable Solutions document outlining your position on Phase 2B of the Interprovincial Crossings Study.
 
At our June 22, 2010, meeting, which included the NCC’s project leadership team members Gabrielle Simonyi, Senior Manager, Special Projects, and Michael Moroz, Senior Manager, Special Projects, we had the opportunity to discuss the issues and concerns that were raised by you and the representatives of the Community and Residents' Associations. We also have clarified our approach and provided updates on important concurrent studies, which will support and inform the Interprovincial Crossings Study. A copy of the notes from this meeting was sent to you.
 
There have been extensive consultations with the public and stakeholders throughout Phase 1 and Phase 2A of the Study. In response to feedback from various groups, including Sustainable Solutions, many changes have been made to the Study Design for Phase 2B. These changes include factors related to traffic operations, visual assessments, recreational water use, construction and mitigation measures, operational costs, slope stability and the Community Value Plan. As well, a detailed analysis of additional work required regarding downtown truck traffic was undertaken and has resulted in Addendum No. 1 of the Study Design, which is currently in the approval process. Following this approval, the Addendum will be posted on the Study website at www.ncrcrossings.ca.
 
Your specific comments will be forwarded to the Phase 2B Consultant for their analysis and consideration. A number of meetings will also be held in the future, between our consultant and representatives of various community organizations, including Sustainable Solutions, to further explore and address their concerns.
 
Thank you once again for your active and ongoing participation in the Study.
 
For up-to-date information regarding the Interprovincial Crossings Study, I encourage you to consult the Study’s website.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Fred Gaspar
Director
Federal Transportation Coordination in the NCR
 
c.c.: Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission