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Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont — Public Comments Invited

January 25, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont (the Project), located in Quebec.

The Agency invites the public to comment on the potential environmental effects of the Project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments must be submitted by February 24, 2016 to:

Route 389 Improvement Project between Fire Lake and Fermont
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550, d'Estimauville Avenue
Quebec, Quebec  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 66250).

Copies are also available at the following locations:

  • Fermont Public Library
    100 Daviault Place
    Fermont, Quebec
  • Louis-Ange-Santerre Library
    500 Jolliet Avenue
    Sept-Îles, Quebec
  • Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Band Council Office
    265 Des Montagnais Boulevard
    Uashat, Quebec
  • Nation Innue de Matimekush-Lac-John Band Council Office
    170 Pearce Lake Street
    Matimekush-Lac-John, Quebec

Following this comment period, the Agency will prepare a Comprehensive Study Report, setting out its conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the Project, the proposed mitigation measures, and the significance of any remaining adverse environmental effects. A public comment period on the Comprehensive Study Report will be announced at a later date.

The Proposed Project

The proposed project consists of improving Route 389 between Fire Lake and Fermont (kilometre 478 to 564) in order to increase the flow and safety of the road and, in addition, improve the link with Newfoundland and Labrador as well as facilitate access to natural resources. The work includes building 55.8 kilometres of new right-of-way road and improving the existing road, for a total length of 69.5 kilometres.

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