Culvert widening at Motor Vehicle Test Centre (MVTC)

Project summary:

Transport Canada will build a new Heavy Vehicle Laboratory (HLL) at the Motor Vehicle Test Centre (MVTC). A dedicated and temporary access road will be built to access the construction site of this new laboratory with minimal operational constraint, minimal risk to user safety and minimal risk of breach of confidentiality of activities. This temporary access road crosses a ditch through a culvert that has already been in place for several years, but whose width and bearing capacity are insufficient. The project involves widening this culvert and constructing a gravel road to cover it.

The project consists of widening this culvert (as well as a second, of the same size as the current one), and to build a path to cover it. The project is located on crown land.

The project involves widening a portion of the road and changing two existing culverts. These will be completely removed from the water and then replaced by new ones (one being larger and both in a different axis). The dimensions of the first culvert is estimated at 1500 mm in length by 3000 mm in width. It will be buried halfway up according to hydraulic calculations.  The second culvert will be the same dimensions as the current one (900 mm).


Latest update

The public comment period on the project is closed. Transport Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Environmental and Aboriginal affairs - Québec region

  • Location

    • Motor Vehicle Test Centre (MVTC) (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Transport Canada
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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