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Ferndale Drive Reconstruction

This project reconstructed Ferndale Drive North, Tiffin Street to Dunlop Street, to a four-lane road (approximately 860m). The contract was awarded to Arnott Construction Ltd. The overall budget for this project was $9.1M including property acquisitions, utility relocations, design and construction.

Ferndale Drive North was widened to accommodate traffic capacity and predicted traffic volumes. The work was also required to address level of service deficiencies; the watermain and culvert were in need of replacement and storm and sanitary sewers were installed.

Project Updates

August 2017: Top course asphalt has been placed. Construction work is now complete, and the project is under a one year warranty phase.

May 2017: Top course asphalt will be placed this spring; road closure will be posted. The base course placed in one year and the top course the following year allows for initial settlements to occur in the base course (minor settlements occur during the first winter freeze thaw cycle) prior to the top course being placed. The end result is a smoother road and better ride.

October 2016: Ferndale Drive officially opened to the public on Oct. 28, 2016. The work was completed roughly 2 months ahead of schedule.

May 2016: Work is to commence May 24, 2016. The road closure and detour will be in place May 24, 2016 until December 2016.

Project Features

The project included:

  • Property acquisition
  • Utility Relocations
  • Sanitary Sewer installation, including lot servicing
  • Replacing the existing watermain and services
  • Concrete box culverts
  • Channel restoration works
  • Storm sewers and appurtenances
  • Retaining walls
  • Road widening to four lanes, including curb and gutter
  • Concrete sidewalks
  • Street lighting

Traffic Impacts

As a result of the deep excavations for servicing, dewatering for controlling the ground water and poor soil conditions, Ferndale Drive North was closed to through traffic. Ferndale Drive North will remain open for traffic to adjacent businesses. A detour route was provided for through traffic.

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