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Highway 59 & Pattullo Avenue Intersection Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

March 30, 2021


The City of Woodstock (the City) in partnership with Oxford County (the County) and the Township of Norwich (the Township) are completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study to address the spatial separation between the intersection of Highway 59 and Pattullo Avenue East and West, relative to the intersection of the on-off ramp terminals to Highway 401 (see map).

The intent of the study is to identify future road improvements including new road alignments and intersection configurations in the general area of the Highway 59 at Pattullo Avenue East and West of Highway 59. The improvements are required at the intersection to provide greater horizontal separation from the Highway 59 / Highway 401 on-off ramp terminals and service future growth while also addressing safety and road capacity needs.

The study will be completed in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and will follow the MCEA Schedule C requirements (Master Plan Approach #3) of the Municipal Engineer’s Association MCEA manual (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

How to Get Involved

The City, County and Township would like anyone with an interest in the study to have an opportunity to provide input and help inform the decision-making process.

In order to comply with social distancing requirements for COVID-19 the City, County and Township will be holding a Virtual Online Public Information Centre (PIC) Scheduled for:

Date: Wednesday April 7th, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (full 2hrs may not be required)
Format: Zoom Webinar Presentation followed by a question period

The PIC will present an overview of the first PIC held on September 23rd,2020, the alternative design concepts including their evaluation to select a preferred alternative and next steps in the study.

To register for this PIC please send an email to:

The presentation and material presented during this online PIC will also be made available on the City of Woodstock Project Webpage:

Comments are encouraged now and throughout the study. If you have comments or questions, require further information or would like to be added to the study mailing list to receive future notifications, please contact:

Harold de Haan, P. Eng.,
City Engineer
City of Woodstock
P.O. Box 1539
944 James Street
Woodstock ON, N4S 0A7
 Tel: 519-539-2382 x 3112

Paul Adams CPT.,
Environmental Planner,
 AECOM Canada
250 York Street, Suite 410 
London ON, N6A 6K2
Tel: 519-636-6448

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the study. The study is being conducted according to the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.