ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OVERVIEW FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY POLICY STUDY

The National Highway Policy study that was initiated in 1988 has developed a proposed national highway program (see "National Highway Policy for Canada : Steering Committee Report on Phase 1" - IRRD 807292). This report provides an overview of the environmental implications associated with that proposed program. The report discusses existing environmental assessment procedures that are in place at the Federal Level and at the Provincial level in the province of Ontario. The conclusions indicate a number of potential benefits that may result from the program in the areas of accessibility, operating costs, safety components and interprovincial travel. Significant negative affects are identified relating to agriculture, surface water, wetlands and terrestrial wildlife. The ability to mitigate the negative effects is discussed in Chapter 4. It is concluded that the concentration of the program on improvements of the existing highway system will tend to limit the potential negative environmental effects while providing potential positive social and economic benefits. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM