Connecting Kingston over the Cataraqui River
Four bat houses have been installed on the east shore
As part of our work with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, four bat houses were installed on April 30 on the east shore. The mix of standard and nursery bat houses were installed in the north side of the meadow on the Pittsburgh Library property. Another 18 bat houses are also planned to offset the removal of the 35 snag trees within the east approach. The location of these houses will be developed as part of the landscaping plans for the bridge and may also include other locations in Kingston. The bat houses are planned on a replacement ratio of 10 bat houses per hectare of impacted woodlands. Read more about the bat houses on our recent newsletter. Join our newsletter to get updates about the project.
Near neighbour meetings on noise wall
The project team held two ‘street meetings' with smaller groups of residents at the Pittsburgh Library to provide information on the noise wall along Gore Road and Point St. Mark. More information on the final options for the noise wall will be available in the coming months, and the team hopes to have the walls built in the fall in advance of active construction on the east shore.
Outreach with community organizations
The team continues to engage and respond to questions from residents and community groups as the project moves into construction. The team recently connected with the Kingston Field Naturalists to provide information on trees, bats and environmental considerations of the bridge.
December 24, 2018: From all of us at the Third Crossing project team we want to wish you all the best for a Happy Holiday with family and friends.
Thank you for staying connected and providing your feedback on the project as we get closer to the start of construction in the summer of 2019. We look forward to continued engagement in 2019 with community consultation on our environmental work (Detailed Impact Assessment) and the evolution of the Detailed Design of the bridge. More information on that engagement will be available in the coming months.
All the best,
Third Crossing Project Team
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About The Third Crossing Bridge
Once completed, the new 1.2 km bridge will connect the east and west sides of Kingston over the Cataraqui River. The two-lane bridge will improve emergency services, increase active transportation through a multi-use pedestrian and bike pathway, create greater business connectivity and enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Kingston. The bridge is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Kingston.
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