Permitting Update: Ontario, Canada

Essex County Council authorized the construction of an access culvert – or tunnel – under County Road 9 during its October 18 meeting.

Walker Aggregates Inc. owns and operates a quarry located on land abutting County Road 9 in Amherstburg.

The Quarry is currently active on the western-side of County Road 9, but will become active on the eastern-side of County Road 9 as well, information in the Report to County Council notes.

In her Report to County Council, Karyn Templin, Manager of Design and Construction, highlights that given the operations of the Quarry on both sides of County Road 9 – in addition to the need to constantly move vehicles, equipment, product, etc. across the street – Walker Aggregates has approached the County about constructing the tunnel under County Road 9.

The Quarry, at its own expense, will install a detour road to limit impact on County Road 9 users while the project is being completed.
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