July 30, 2020

Edited October 1, 2020

Waterford – Norfolk County Project PW-E-20-61

Vallee File 19-070

Revised Construction Schedule update

Originally to be constructed over two seasons, the contractor has requested and been granted approval to use two crews and complete the project all in 2020. There may be some minor restoration to be completed in the spring of 2021. Construction is currently underway and its expected to have base asphalt installed in late November 2020.

Construction Area

Reference: Reconstruction of College Street West (John to Main); Sovereign Street West (John to Main); St James Street North and Cottage Street. If you have any comments questions or concerns about the College Street Project, please contact Scott Zerbes, project manager, at (519) 582-2100 Ext. 1614

 

Road reconstruction in the area of the following streets:

  • College Street – John Street to Main Street
  • Sovereign Street West – John Street to Main Street
  • St James Street North – Mechanic Street to College Street
  • Cottage Street – Mechanic Street to College Street Check this webpage for updates throughout the project: https://www.norfolkcounty.ca/living/construction/

Covid-19 Status

Norfolk County has declared that the College Street project is an essential project.  Work is proceeding under this declaration. The contractor will be required to provide a Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy for completing this work under current recommended guidelines. This includes social distancing both with other crew members and the public who may approach the job site. We respectfully request that this social distancing be reciprocated by the public towards the crew members on site.

Notifications will be delivered as required to front doors and interaction will be avoided unless circumstances dictate that verbal notification is required. In those instances, social distancing of at least 2.0m will be maintained.

 

Project Scope

College Street – John Street to Main Street

  • New sanitary sewer and services to property line
  • New storm sewer
  • New watermain and services to property line
  • New concrete curb and gutter
  • New sidewalk full
  • New asphalt

Sovereign Street West – John Street to Main Street

  • New sanitary sewer and services to property line
  • New storm sewer
  • New watermain and services to property line
  • New concrete curb and gutter
  • New sidewalk full
  • New asphalt road

St. James Street North – Mechanic Street to College Street

  • New sanitary sewer and services to property line
  • New storm sewer
  • New watermain and services to property line
  • New concrete curb and gutter
  • New asphalt road

Cottage Street – Mechanic Street to College Street

  • New sanitary sewer and services to property line
  • New storm sewer
  • New watermain and services to property line
  • New concrete curb and gutter
  • New sidewalk full
  • New asphalt road

Information for Homeowners

Property Inspections

Elgin Construction has contracted the dBA Services Inc. to complete preconstruction surveys the existing buildings adjacent to the project work area. dBA will be delivering notices requesting a date and time to complete these inspections. Please contact them to schedule an appointment. These are important as they protect both you and the contractor if a claim for damages is made after construction.

 

Driveway Access and On-Street Parking

The contractor is required to maintain access to all homes during construction. There will be occasions when you may experience some delays, lack of service and inconvenience. Every effort will be made by the contractor to minimize these occurrences as well as communicate when they are to occur.

We do ask that you refrain from parking on the street during construction activities as this can delay things and prolong the construction period

 

Sanitary Sewer Servicing

There is extensive sanitary sewer work being completed as part of this project. Your individual services will be replaced from the main to 1.0m past your property lines as part of this project. You should experience no interruptions with your sanitary sewer during the project.

 

Watermain Servicing

There is a new watermain being completed as part of the project. Your existing water service will be connected at the property line to a new service from the watermain. The contractor and our site inspector will notify you of any interruptions to your water supply that will be required to complete this work.

The contractor will be providing a temporary water system for the project. This system will be installed and tested to the same standards of Norfolk County as permanent installations. The temporary distribution system will be connected to your existing service. This temporary system will allow for the contractor to complete the project efficiently and safely while maintaining water supply to you.

Any disruption to service during the connection of your water service to the temporary system or to the new permanent system should be minimal. There may need to be interruptions of longer duration to allow for the main line connections of the new system to the existing system. You will be notified in advance of these interruptions and provided with some indication of the anticipated duration.

 

Storm Sewer Servicing

With this project a new storm sewer system will be installed along project streets to provide drainage for the new roadways. Storm services to each property will Not be provided by this system.

 

Garbage and Recycling

The Contractor is required to maintain the pickup of garbage bags, garbage containers and recycling boxes left at the curbside from abutting residential or commercial properties within the limits of construction. This may include the picking up of bags, containers and recycling boxes and placing them at a location convenient for pick up by County contractor. If this is required, empty garbage containers and recycling boxes shall be returned to the respective property owners on the same day. Please clearly mark all containers and recycling boxes with your address so that they may be returned to the correct location. All regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickups shall be maintained regardless of whether the Contractor is working on that day.

 

Lawn Sprinkler Systems

We ask that if you have underground lawn sprinkler systems, that you please mark the locations of sprinkler heads adjacent the road and/or sidewalk.

 

Tree Removals

Trees deemed to present a hazard or are in conflict with construction activities will be removed as part of this project. Norfolk County will evaluate the potential for appropriate tree planting opportunities After construction is complete. Any landowners interested in having a tree planted along the frontage of the County street are encouraged to contact Forestry staff at 519-426-5870 ext 2224.

Project Contact Information

The following is a list of contacts for the project:

 

Contractor:

Cullen Ackland

Elgin Construction

(519) 631-5041

Consultant:

G. Douglas Vallee Limited

Greg Smith, P. Eng.

(519) 410-0633

Norfolk County:  Scott Zerbes

C. Tech. Project Manager

(519) 582-2100 Ext 1614

After Hours 1-877-298-5888

 

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please contact us.

 

During the construction of this project, it is our intention to minimize the impact on your everyday life.  If any special needs or requirements routinely occur during a day or week, we need to be made aware of them in order that the necessary arrangements can be made so that these needs can continue to be met during construction.