Notice: Public Information Centre #2 - Highway 4 Widening and Proposed Talbotville Bypass & Highway 3 Twinning

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to complete the Preliminary Design, Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study (Class EA) for improvements to Highway 3 from Highway 4 to Centennial Avenue (St. Thomas). 

The following is being undertaken as a Group ‘A’ project (GWP 3042-22-00):

  • a new Highway 3 alignment bypassing Talbotville (also known as the Talbotville Bypass), connecting Highway 3 near Ron McNeil Line to Highway 4; and 
  • the widening of existing Highway 4 (from the new Talbotville Bypass to Clinton Line).

The following is being undertaken as a Group ‘B’ project (GWP 3041-22-00): 

  • the twinning of the existing Highway 3 through St. Thomas to the Township of Southwold (Centennial Avenue to Ron McNeil Line). Construction will follow the environmental assessment and design phase. 

This project is being completed in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ projects are considered approved under the Environmental Assessment Act subject to compliance with the Class EA.

A second Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held to provide the public and stakeholders with an opportunity to review the evaluation of alternatives and to present the preferred plan. The PIC will be a drop-in format, with members of the Project Team available to discuss the project and respond to any questions you may have. The PIC is being held at the following date and location:

If you wish to provide comments, have your name added to the study mailing list, or have questions about this project, please contact one of the Project Team members listed below. Comments are respectfully requested by Friday, July 7, 2023. Additional project information can be found at

Kevin Welker, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
M: (226) 919-5979

Deanna Pizycki, P.Eng.
Project Engineer
Ministry of Transportation
M: (519) 859-7492

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