An Intersection Pedestrian Signal, a conventional red-amber-green light, will be installed at the intersection of Huron Street and Niagara Street to allow for a pedestrian crossing and will be located at the east leg of the Huron/Niagara intersection. The design of this project is complete, and construction is expected to commence Summer 2021.
This project involves the construction of a new 3.0m sidewalk west of Niagara Street, along the north side of Huron Street, to replace the existing asphalt path that meanders into the woods along the north side of the road; with the exceptionally high water levels, the existing asphalt path has been under water and unusable. Construction of the new sidewalk is expected to commence Summer 2021.
Asphalt resurfacing is anticipated to begin mid-July 2021 with the following sections of road being resurfaced:
1) Collins Street (Katherine Street to Sproule Street)
2) Oak Street (Campbell Street to Ferguson Road)
3) Tenth Street (Spruce Street to Birch Street)
The Public Works Sidewalk Repair Program is an annual sidewalk renewal program where large sections of broken and/or cracked sidewalks are replaced. Work is expected to commence in early August 2021.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Engineering Services for design and contract administration of the expansion and upgrades to the Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Expansion was issued in Spring 2021.
Staff worked diligently to put together the RFP document in an expeditious manner, to ensure no delay in progressing with the expansion, per Council’s direction to proceed as quickly as possible to both expand the available capacity of the current plant, and ultimately increase the volume of available water produced by the plant.
For more information, and to track the progress on increasing water capacity and planning activity associated with removing the need for the pause in development, please visit: engage.collingwood.ca.Questions and comments are also encouraged using the engage.collingwood page.
The WWTP underwent brickwork and concrete repairs, as a result of damaged and failing exterior brickwork and concrete on multiple structures at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Phase 1 was completed in 2020, and Phase 2 was completed in early 2021.
Other work scheduled for the WWTP in 2021 includes replacement of existing sludge transfer pumps and Variable Frequency Drives for the influent pumps.
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.
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 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.
The A’wen 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 to be a splash pad or water park.
Upgrades to the existing Osler Bluff Booster Pumping Station are to include the replacement of outdated electrical and control equipment, structural modifications to the below grade pump chamber to improve access to pumps, and grading modifications to improve site drainage. The design phase for this project commenced in 2020 and construction was completed in early 2021.
Mountain Road is a vital corridor that connects the Collingwood and Blue Mountain communities. Aging infrastructure and area population growth with associated traffic projections contribute to the need of upgrading Mountain Road, from Cambridge Street to Tenth Line.
Construction is planned for 2022. Further to the road widening work, this project will include a new bridge, bike lanes, and a new pedestrian signal at a trail access; sanitary sewer upgrades and localized watermain improvements will be completed based on the condition.