Project: James Street Reconstruction, Delhi, EIS-ENG-23-37

Construction Dates: April 2023 – November 2023

Location: Delhi, ON

This notice is to provide public notification of the pending reconstruction of James Street, from Argyle Avenue to Crosier Street, in Delhi.


Key Contact Information



Elgin Construction Company Ltd.

Brad DeCourcy

519-631-5041 [email protected]


G. Douglas Vallee Limited

Greg Smith, P.Eng.

(519) 410-0633

[email protected]

Norfolk County

Adam Cave, Project Manager

(519) 420-8792 [email protected]

After-hours emergency 1-877-298-5888 


COVID-19 Status

Norfolk County has declared the James Street Reconstruction project as 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 the 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

James Street – Argyle Avenue to Crosier Street

  • Replacement of sanitary sewer and services
  • Replacement of watermain and water services to the property line
  • Replacement of the storm sewer and appurtenances
  • New concrete curb and gutter
  • New asphalt road surface
  • New sidewalk
  • Streetlight and traffic signal upgrades

Construction Schedule

The project has been awarded to Elgin Construction Company Ltd. Construction is scheduled to start on or around April 17, 2023, and continue through to November 2023.


Information for Homeowners

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

Replacement of the sanitary sewer is being completed as part of this project. You should experience no interruptions with your sanitary sewer during the project.


Watermain Servicing

The replacement of the watermain is 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 this 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 the contractor to complete the project efficiently and safely while maintaining the water supply to you.

Any disruption 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

Replacement of the storm sewer is being completed as part of this project to provide drainage for the new roadway. 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 the 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, please mark the locations of sprinkler heads adjacent to the road and/or sidewalk.


Tree Removals

With every construction project comes the removal of some trees for various reasons. Some are at the end of their life span, while others have water and sanitary services within the root areas that would be damaged by construction. 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.


Pre-condition Property Surveys

Elgin Construction Company Ltd. has retained dBA Services Inc. to complete pre-condition surveys as part of this reconstruction project. This survey is strongly recommended by Norfolk County as it serves to protect the homeowner, contractor and county should any claims arise during construction. The pre-condition survey notice is included at the end of this construction notice with directions on how to arrange an appointment.


Construction Drawings

If you require an accessible format or communication support, please contact:
Manager, Accessibility and Special Projects, Norfolk County
226-NORFOLK or 519-426-5870 Ext. 8099.
Bell Relay Service: 1-800-855-0511