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Watermain, Sanitary Sewer Replacement, Road Repairs and Resurfacing

Main Street (Nelson St. W. to Wellington St.), Queen Street (Mill St. S. to Chapel St.), James Street, Maple Avenue, Park Hill Court Projects 18-1380/11-2380

The Region of Peel will be working in your neighborhood. We will be:

  • Replacing the watermain and sanitary sewers along Main Street (Nelson St. W. to Wellington St.), Queen Street (Mill St. S. to Chapel St.), James Street, Maple Avenue, and Park Hill Court, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high quality water and wastewater services to you.
  • Resurfacing Main Street and Queen Street, and extending sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

Construction schedule

Construction is anticipated to begin April 18, 2022 and be completed by Late 2024.

All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.

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Contractor and working hours

The work will be completed by CRCE Construction Ltd., and supported by Jacobs Consulting, both under contract to the Region of Peel. This contractor’s normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. These hours are consistent with the local municipality’s bylaws. We understand this may cause some inconvenience, but shorter working days would require your neighbourhood to be under construction for a longer period of time.

Traffic and parking

  • Main Street and Queen Street: During construction, we will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction on Queen Street. On Main Street, we will have one lane open in one direction only. If we have to reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions. On-street parking will be not be available. Parking garages in the area can be used for parking instead. There are five parking garages: Nelson Square, Market Square, West Tower, City Hall and John Street Garage
  • Maple Avenue, James Street, and Park Hill Court: We may need to reduce traffic to a single lane during construction. If we have to reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions. On-street parking will be reduced during construction when we are actively working on your street.

Interrupting your water supply

It is our goal to let you know 48 hours (2 days) in advance if we plan to shut off your water for an extended period (several hours). Occasionally we may have to reduce this notice to 24 hours.

If we need to shut off your water for a short duration (less than one hour), we will knock on your door to notify you.

If we must shut off your water due to an emergency, we will knock on your door to alert you, and do everything we can to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

Areas impacted by construction

Replacing watermains and sanitary sewers usually requires digging a trench within the municipal right-of-way, the land owned by the municipality between the service box and the street. Depending on the location of the watermain and sanitary sewer, this trench might cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way.

To maintain your water supply, the Region of Peel will also replace:

  • Your water service box, a small round metal valve located outside, on the property line between your house and the road,
  • The section of your water service pipe leading from the watermain to your water service box. The water service pipe carries water from the watermain to your home.

This requires digging up your water service box, and will affect an area at least 2m2 around your service box in either your lawn or driveway.

Depending on its condition, the Region of Peel may also repair or replace the municipal portion of the sanitary sewer lateral, the smaller underground pipe running from your home to the Regional sanitary sewer system. This may require digging up either the lawn or driveway above this section of pipe and disturbing an area at least 2m2. Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired.

We recommend you delay any driveway paving or major landscaping projects until this construction work is completed.

In-ground sprinkler systems

As your front lawn may be affected by this construction work, we strongly recommend moving any sprinkler lines that are located in the municipal right-of-way or next to the sidewalk. If you can’t relocate these sprinkler lines, please send us a map created by your irrigation contractor or flag each sprinkler head that is located within one meter of the sidewalk, curb, or driveway.

Tree trimming

If tree branches within the municipal right-of-way interfere with construction, the trees will be pruned beforehand.

If tree branches on private property interfere with construction, they will be pruned back to the nearest suitable trunk or branch. If you do not allow personnel onto your property to trim the tree, the branches will be cut vertically at the property line.

Repairing areas impacted by construction

We will start repairing the road, curb, sidewalk, driveways, and lawns once the new watermain and sanitary sewer are buried, and the new water service lines and sanitary sewer laterals have been connected to all properties on your street.

We are working jointly with the City of Brampton. The restoration scope will therefore include resurfacing some roadways, installing new curbs, and building expanded interlocking paver sidewalks on Main Street and Queen Street. More detailed updates will be provided prior to the restoration stage of the project.

Repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or certain seasonal weather conditions.

For example:

  • Paving cannot take place when the ground is saturated with water, or the temperature is below 3°C.
  • Asphalt is not available in large volumes during the winter. Asphalt usually becomes available around mid-May.
  • Most sod farms are located north of Peel. They usually have sod available beginning in late May. We will replace the sod on your property once it is available. We replace sod only until the middle of November, weather permitting, to let the sod grow roots. If we do not repair your lawn by the middle of November, we’ll replace the sod the following spring.

Repairing grassy areas

The contractor will replace any damaged sod (grass) on the boulevard or your front lawn and will take care of the new sod for 30 days. You can help the sod stay healthy by watering it. A longer ‘deep root watering’ works better to establish new sod than watering more frequently for a shorter time. Watering in the early morning allows more water to soak in instead of evaporating.

Repairing driveways

  • Asphalt driveways: If we need to cut a section of your driveway, the driveway will be repaired by paving a stripe over the disturbed area, resulting in minimal seams in the final driveway. The Region of Peel cannot replace your entire driveway.
  • If you would like to have the rest of your driveway paved, please contact the contractor, CRCE Construction, at 416-909-0605. The contractor will then share contact information for the company hired to do the paving repairs. Please remember this is your option. If you decide to have your entire driveway repaved, this extra paving work is your responsibility and outside the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel.
  • Interlock or concrete driveways: If we damaged a portion of your driveway, our contractor will reinstate the damaged portion of the driveway.

Driveway access

It may be necessary to block your driveway for a short time when crews are digging the trench for the watermain, replacing your water service box and pipe, digging the trench for the sanitary sewer, working on your sanitary sewer lateral, or completing other construction activities. If so, we will knock on your door to notify you. If a trench prevents access to your driveway, the contractor will have metal road plates available to quickly allow access if required.

We will make sure businesses always have access through the laneways behind buildings.

Please contact us if you have special needs related to access.

Waste collection

Your garbage, recycling and organics containers will continue to be picked up on your regularly scheduled day. It is the contractor’s responsibility to move your garbage, recycling, and organics bins from the end of your driveway to a location where waste collection vehicles can pick them up. Empty containers will be returned to their corresponding addresses. Please make sure your house number is clearly marked on each bin.

Vibrations

You could feel slight vibrations from the construction work.

Safety during construction

Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit peelregion.ca/construction/workzonesafety/.

Keeping you informed

We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.

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Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water and wastewater services. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering and Reliability / Wastewater Collection and Conveyance, Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Email: construction@peelregion.ca

Construction statement regarding COVID-19

Construction is an essential service. We’re keeping employees, contractors and the community safe by complying with provincial regulations, physical distancing, using personal protective equipment, and adjusting work schedules and shifts.

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