A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR), documenting the planning studies, detail design, and environmental assessment process, has been prepared and is available for a 30-day public review period from October 3, 2019 to November 4, 2019.

A digital version of the TESR is provided below. Please click on the links to access the TESR and supporting documentation.

Transportation Environmental Study Report - Book 1 (Text)

Transportation Environmental Study Report - Book 2 (Appendices Compiled)

Individual Appendix files are provided below:

Appendix A - Consultation

Appendix B - PIC Summary Report

Appendix C - Background Reports

Appendix D - Design Drawings

Hard copies of the TESR are available for review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Ministry of Transportation
Eastern Region
1355 John Counter Boulevard
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5A3

The Nation Municipality Public Library
4531 Ste-Catherine Street
St Isidore, Ontario
K0C 2B0

Casselman Public Library
764 Brebeuf Street
Casselman, Ontario
K0A 1M0


Stormont Dundas & Glengarry County Library – Maxville Branch
2 Spring Street,
Maxville, Ontario
K0C 1T0


Interested persons are invited to review this report for details on the Highway 417 improvements and are encouraged to provide comments on-line at the following link or to the MTO or Project Consultant using the contact information provided at the following link.

Contact Us

If, after consulting with the Ministry, you have serious unresolved concerns, you have the right to request the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (11th Floor, Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5) issue a Part II Order (“bump-up”) for this project. A Part II Order may lead to the preparation of an individual environmental assessment. A copy of the Part II Order request should be forwarded to the addresses above. If there are no outstanding concerns after November 4, 2019, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA and may proceed to construction.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact one of the Project Team members listed above.