Emergency watermain repair on Dixie Road north of Bloor Street
Construction is starting the week of April 25, 2022.
The Region of Peel will be working in your neighborhood to complete emergency watermain repairs. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood.
Construction is planned to begin during the week of April 25 and be completed by June 24, 2022.
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Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by Ground Breakers Contracting Ltd. supported by Jacobs Consultancy Canada, 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. It may be necessary to extend work beyond the normal working hours given the emergency nature of this repair. 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
We may need to temporarily close roads or reduce traffic to a single lane during construction. If we must reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions.
Areas impacted by construction
Emergency watermain repair work usually requires digging a trench within the municipal right-of-way, the land owned by the municipality. Depending on the location of the watermain, this trench might cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, sidewalks, boulevards, driveway aprons, and lawns within the municipal right-of-way.
Repairing areas impacted by construction
We will start repairing the road, curb and sidewalk once emergency repair work is complete. Repairs may be delayed due to contractor or material 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 usually becomes available around mid-May.
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. Learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones.
We value your feedback
After we've finished, we will invite you to provide feedback on the construction project.
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.
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If you have any questions, please contact us.
Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation, Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409