Traffic signals to be installed at the Black Ash Creek trail crossing
- 382m of sanitary sewer replacement and associated services and structures;
- 563m of storm sewer installation and associated structures;
- Minor watermain relocation, service replacement and hydrant installations; and
- 530m of road reconstruction to an urban cross section, complete with mountable curb and gutter, 1.5m wide concrete sidewalk and restoration of all associated disturbed areas, including driveways, topsoil, sod and surface elements within the boulevard.
- Project will also include repair of leaking watermain valve located on the Pretty River Parkway near the Pretty River crossing.
Asphalt resurfacing is anticipated to begin mid-July 2022 with the following sections of road being resurfaced:
1) Oliver Crescent (Ontario to end)
2) Birch Street (Tenth to Cameron)
3) Georgian Manor Drive (Lakeview to end)
The Public Works Sidewalk Repair Program is an annual sidewalk renewal program where large sections of broken and/or cracked sidewalks are replaced. Work will be completed in two phases: one in May/June and the second phase in August/September
Replacement of the failing storm sewer running under the parking lots of 180 Ontario Street and the OPP property. Project is tentative based on utility relocations.
A contract for engineering services for design and contract administration of the expansion and upgrades to the Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was awarded to the team of AECOM and Ainley Group in the summer of 2021. Since then, the team has been working diligently through the design stages of the project.
Investigative works have been tendered, awarded, and completed for the geotechnical, subsurface utility inspections, land survey and designated substances study. Two First Nation artists have been selected and commissioned to provide public art as part of the project. Two significant pieces of treatment equipment, the membrane filtration system and the UV disinfection system, have been preselected and pre-purchased from supplies.
Three General Contractors have been prequalified and preselected to bid on the two contracts for the project as well as provide constructability review and input during the design phase. Contract 1 for the installation of the temporary UV equipment has been awarded to Kenaidan Contracting and the installation of the temporary UV equipment will begin in the summer of 2022. This work will provide some additional security to the treatment capacity of the existing plant while the rest of the upgrades and new plant are constructed.
The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) that was completed in 2020 will need to be amended to include some in water works that have been deemed necessary to stabilize the shoreline as well as to increase the treated water capacity for phase 1 that has now been permitted by the Ministry of Environment and Culture and Parks (MECP). This will delay the need for phase 2 of the plant expansion by allowing for more water production in phase 1.
Staff and the design team are working towards being able to issue the tender for Contract 2, construction of the new plant in 2023. Learn more about the Water Treatment Plant Expansion on the Engage Page.
The WWTP is undergoing a few upgrade projects in 2022. Replacement of the existing sludge transfer pumps and variable frequency drives was completed in the winter of 2022. Design engineers, Tathan Engineering Limited, are in the process of completing the design for the replacement of the existing screw transfer pumps with a new, more efficient submersible pump system. This project will be tender ready in the winter of 2023, pending budget approval for construction.
Consulting Engineers are being retained to review, compile and prepare a complete up-to-date set of as constructed electrical and control wiring drawings for the WWTP. Some older areas of the plant do not have record drawings with the necessary information for future upgrade projects and trouble shooting operational issues. This will aid in future upgrade projects as the starting point for design and will save on effort and time for future design work.
In late 2021, one of the WWTP digester tans experienced a back-up and flooding event, resulting in the tank being over-pressurized. Engineering consultants, Burnside Engineering Limited, have been retained through the Town's engineering roster process to complete a structural inspection and provide recommendations for any repairs, as well as coordinate pressure testing necessary to safely put this tank back into service. Staff are working with other local contractors to clean out the tank to facilitate inspections and repairs. This work is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
A new bulk water station will be supplied and installed at the Davey Reservoir to serve existing and new customers for large bulk water purchases used for street sweeping, large mobile irrigation, filling pools, etc. This system will replace aging and failing equipment and include an electronic billing system to alleviate staff from the current manual billing process.
Engineering consultants GM BluePlan have been retained through the Town's engineering roster process to provide design and contract administration services for upgrades to this facility. Upgrades will include new pumps, process piping changes to improve system flexibility and operations, new chemical equipment, system control upgrades, as well as address multiple building maintenance items. This work will aid operations in serving increasing developments in the west end of Town and provide necessary support to the water system during the temporary shutdowns that will be required as part of the water treatment plant construction process.
The Awen' Water Park project, located at Harbourview Park, is broken up into several sub-projects: infrastructure installation, water park design & construction, and parking lot expansion. The water park design is currently underway and the infrastructure installation tender was put out to market. The resulting bid was over budget and will be re-issued with construction scheduled for spring 2021. The tender for the water park construction will be put out to market in the winter of 2020/2021 with construction expected to start late spring/summer of 2021. The parking lot expansion is being requested in the 2021 capital budget with design and tender documents starting after budget approval. The survey results from the 2016 Waterfront Masterplan resulted in the number one ‘wished’ item being a splash pad or water park.
The Sunset Point Playground, the Enviropark Playground, will undergo a complete rebuild in 2021. This fall, a tender was awarded for the installation of a washroom facility on the south side of St. Lawrence Street and infrastructure works to support the washroom and future playground features. Over the winter, the design will be finalized and work is expected to start in the spring for the new inclusive playground. Learn more about the Sunset Point Playground rebuilt on the Engage page.
The Harbourview Park Boardwalk replacement tender for reconstruction was awarded in spring 2020. The rebuilding of the burnt section is complete (work was stalled over the summer due to low supply of pressure treated wood). The reconstruction of the lookout section is expected to be completed by the spring of 2021, dependent on the lumber supply. The lookout section is past its life expectancy, resulting in warping and uneven surfaces.
The Walnut / Cameron trail pedestrian bridge, near the extension of Cameron Street west, beside the Walnut Trail, is being replaced as it has exceeded its life expectancy and is not AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) accessible. Work will commence in November for approximately 30 days.