Since the July 18th, 2011 CNV Council approval of the Detailed Design Phase of the Low Level Road Project, there have few details made publicly available of any progress made.
Consultations on Consultations
In August 2011, PMV informally consulted local residents (who signed up) in smaller sessions on how well PMV’s overall public consultation process worked. PMV released the “Low Level Road Project Feedback Summary Report” on August 25th, 2011.
Future Public Consultations
Ideas have been discussed about how the public will be consulted during the Detailed Design Phase. Suggestions include a Community Liaison Group, another Open House or Town Hall Meeting, Online Forum, etc.
Will any of these forums be able to answer questions raised at the May 25th 2011 Town Hall Meeting? View the questions raised by residents at this meeting on PMV’s YouTube Channel. The independent facilitator of the Town Hall Meeting provided a summary report with meeting notes that highlighted comments from local residents.
Project Name Change
PMV renamed the “Low Level Road Improvement Project” to the “Low Level Road Project”. The new project name keeps the focus of the project on the road and not on the port and rail expansion aspects of the project.
PMV stated in their Summer 2011 Newsletter that detailed design would start near the end of September. However, in contrast, PMV’s September 16, 2011 Q&A Update, indicates that they are still in the process of selecting an engineering firm for detailed design.
Waiting for Updates …
The Port has not provided any updates on the project since mid-September. There has been no announcement of an engineering firm to undertake the detailed design of the project. Nor have they announced any future public consultations.
View the Port’s Community Consultation page.