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City seeks input on draft reports on the preliminary design and business plan report

May 3, 2017 -

The draft reports on the business plan and preliminary design for the proposed Third Crossing are being made available this week for resident review and comment on the City of Kingston's website.

"The draft reports on the preliminary design and business plan for the Third Crossing are the result of the work done over the last 15 months," says Mark Van Buren, director of engineering. "We've received lots of feedback from the more than 330 people who came to the open houses last week and we know residents are interested in the detailed information in these draft reports."

Residents are asked to provide their comments on the draft reports to the project team before Friday, May 19, 2017 to allow staff to consider their input and incorporate it where applicable before the reports are finalized at the end of May. The final reports and recommendations along with a summary of the public engagement on the Third Crossing project will be provided for council's consideration in June.

The preliminary design summary report for the Third Crossing is now available on the city's website and the business plan will follow by the end of the week. Find the draft reports at www.CityofKingston.ca/ThirdCrossing and offer your comments by Friday, May 19, 2017 to thirdcrossing@cityofkingston.ca

Council will deliberate on the final Third Crossing report and next steps for the project at a special meeting of Council on June 13, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. If necessary, the meeting will continue on June 14, 2017. At the direction of council, City staff has been working to get the proposed Third Crossing project ‘shovel ready.' If council decides to move forward with phase four of the Third Crossing Action Plan, the next step would be to develop a detailed design for the bridge.

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