Public Consultation

Public consultation is ongoing throughout the study. The Project Team is available to respond to any questions or concerns that arise. Please feel free to contact the individuals listed on the Contact Us page.

MTO is committed to an extensive consultation program, one that actively engages and involves members of the public, Indigenous communities, municipalities, regulatory agencies, property owners, businesses, and interest groups. As such, the Project Team welcomes comments regarding the Highway 17 Planning at any time during the Study. All comments received, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

Initial Notification
Notification of study commencement was announced through a notice advertised in the Mattawa Recorder on February 5, 2012 and the North Bay Nugget on February 9, 2012, and published on this website. External agencies, Indigenous communities, municipalities and emergency services were notified of the study commencement through direct mail. Residents in the area were also notified of the study commencement through a flyer in the mail.

Notice of Study Commencement

Public Information Centres
External agency and public consultation is taking place throughout the study, including four Public Information Centres (PICs). The PICs will provide the public and interest groups an opportunity to discuss the study with members of the project team and to provide comments.

This study initially included three PICs. Three additional PICs have been inserted into the study process to provide further consultation opportunities.

Public Information Centre #1
The first PIC took place on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at the Mike Rodden Arena & Community Centre Community Hall, located at 450 Hurdman Street, Mattawa Ontario. The Notice of PIC #1 was advertised in local newspapers as follows:

  • North Bay Nugget – Thursday June 7, 2012 and Thursday June 14, 2012
  • Mattawa Recorder – Sunday June 10, 2012 and Sunday June 17, 2012
A link to the notice is provided below and under "Project Updates" on the Home page

Notice of Public Information Centre #1

The first PIC provided the opportunity for the public, agencies and stakeholders to review the draft Study Design Report (SDR), realignment alternatives and the proposed evaluation criteria. The display materials presented are provided below:

PIC #1 Information Package
Information Package Handout

PIC #1 Display Materials
Text Panels
Environmental Constraints Map
Long List of Route Alternatives
Short List of Route Alternatives

Public Information Centre #2
The second PIC took place on Thursday April 4, 2013 at the Mike Rodden Arena & Community Centre Community Hall, located at 450 Hurdman Street, Mattawa Ontario. The Notice of PIC #2 was advertised in local newspapers as follows:

  • North Bay Nugget – Thursday March 21, 2013 and Thursday March 28, 2013
  • Mattawa Recorder – Sunday March 24, 2013 and Sunday March 31, 2013
A link to the notice is provided below and under "Project Updates" on the Home page

Notice of Public Information Centre #2

The second PIC provided the opportunity for interested stakeholders to review and provide comment on the analysis and evaluation of the highway realignment alternatives, the preferred realignment and the development of the interchange and service road network alternatives. The display materials presented are provided below:

PIC #2 Information Package
Information Sheet
Comment Sheet

PIC #2 Display Materials
Text Panels
Short List of Realignment Alternatives
Analysis and Evaluation of Realignment Alternatives
Highway 17 Preferred Realignment
Highway Improvement Alternatives
Potential Interchange Location Alternatives
Service Road Examples East of Mattawa

Public Information Centre #3
The third PIC took place on Tuesday July 15, 2014 at the Mike Rodden Arena & Community Centre Community Hall, located at 450 Hurdman Street, Mattawa Ontario. The Notice of PIC #3 was advertised in local newspapers as follows:

  • North Bay Nugget – Wednesday July 2, 2014 and Thursday July 10, 2014
  • Mattawa Recorder – Sunday July 6, 2014 and Sunday July 13, 2014
A link to the notice is provided below and under "Project Updates" on the Home page

Notice of Public Information Centre #3

The third PIC provided the opportunity for interested stakeholders to review and comment on the following:

  • Review and development of the preferred realignment from the west study limit to Earl’s Lake, and from east of Belanger Road to the east study limit;
  • New realignment alternatives being considered from Earl’s Lake to east of Belanger Road;
  • Preferred interchange locations; and
  • Interchange configuration alternatives.
The display materials presented are provided below:

PIC #3 Display Materials
Text Panels
Existing Environmental Features Map
Preferred Interchange Locations and Previously Preferred Realignment
Additional Review of Highway 17 Realignment
Section 1 – Preferred Realignment
Section 1 – Taggart Lake Road Interchange Configuration Alternatives
Section 2 – Long List of New Realignment Alternatives
Section 2 – Short List of New Realignment Alternatives
Section 3 – Preferred Realignment
Section 3 – Highway 17 Interchange Configuration Alternatives
Section 3 – Golf Course Interchange Configuration Alternatives
Section 3 – Private Property Access East of Mattawa
Section 4 – Preferred Realignment
Section 4 – Klock’s Road Interchange Configuration Alternatives

PIC #3 Information Package
Information Sheet
Comment Sheet

Public Information Centre #4
The fourth PIC took place on Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Mike Rodden Arena & Community Centre Community Hall, located at 450 Hurdman Street, Mattawa Ontario. The Notice of PIC #4 was advertised in local newspapers as follows:

  • North Bay Nugget – Tuesday January 23, 2018 and Tuesday January 30, 2018
  • Mattawa Recorder – Sunday January 28, 2018 and Sunday February 4, 2018
A link to the notice is provided under "Project Updates" on the Home page.

Notice of Public Information Centre #4

The fourth PIC was arranged to provide an opportunity for interested stakeholders to review the planning process since PIC #3 (July 2014) and provide input on the new realignment alternatives.

The display materials presented are provided below:

PIC #4 Display Materials
PIC #4 Displays – Complete
PIC #4 Displays – Text Panels
PIC #4 Displays – Environmental Constraints Map
PIC #4 Displays – Realignment Alternatives and Interchange Locations
PIC #4 Displays – West Section
PIC #4 Displays – Central Section
PIC #4 Displays – East Section

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