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Anne Street & Letitia Street
Watermain Improvements

Primrose Construction has begun construction on Contract 2020-002T

The project has been included in the 2020 Capital budget to replace the aging infrastructure and provide improvements to the water distribution system.This project includes watermain replacement on Letitia Street and Anne Street, as well as asphalt replacement, and repairs to the existing curb and sidewalk.​

Sche​dule

August 2020
Construction commenced
December 2020Expected completion
​Spring 2021​• Curb and sidewalk replacement 
• Surface course asphalt

​​​Project Updates

September 30, 2020

The contractor has completed the section of watermain on Anne Street North from the Pumping Station to Letitia Street. New curb has been installed where it had been removed for the watermain installation, and temporary asphalt has been completed in this area. The contractor is now continuing the installation of the new watermain on Letitia Street. Watermain work is expected to continue on Letitia Street from Anne Street North westerly towards Leacock Drive. Water services from the new watermain to the property line are continuing to be installed to each resident within the construction area. The temporary watermain work on Letitia Street between Callaghan Drive and Anne Street North has been completed and is expected to be in service until mid-late October.

Letitia Street has been closed to through traffic and a formal detour route has been provided. As the construction progresses, local residents can expect driveway interruptions. Residents will be notified a day ahead of time if their driveway will be inaccessible for a few hours while the watermain is being installed past their driveway. If you have any concerns with driveway access, please contact the Engineering Project Manager: James Black at 705-739-4220 x4507 or james.black@barrie.ca.

Previous Updates

September 10, 2020

The contractor has begun work installing the new watermain on Anne Street North, from the Pumping Station to Letitia Street. Watermain work is expected to continue on Letitia Street from Anne Street North westerly towards Leacock Drive​.

Anne Street North from Letitia Street to the Pumping Station is currently reduced to two lanes until work on Anne Street is complete. Motorists can expect slowdowns through this area.

The temporary watermain work on Letitia Street between Callaghan Drive and Anne Street North has begun and is expected to be in service until mid-late October.

Letitia Street has been closed to through traffic and a formal detour route has been provided. As the construction progresses, local residents can expect driveway interruptions. Residents will be notified a day ahead of time if their driveway will be inaccessible for the few hours it takes to install the watermain past their driveway. If you have any concerns with driveway access, please contact Engineering Project Manager James Black, C.E.T., at 705-739-4220 x4507 or james.black@barrie.ca.

Affected Services

Sanitary sewer, hydro, telephone, cable TV, and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Water Service

Residents on Letitia Street (between Callaghan Drive and Anne Street North) have been provided with a temporary water service until the new watermain has been installed. Water service to residents within the construction limits will be interrupted for a short time to switch their service over to the new watermain once it has been installed. Notice of the timing of the water interruption will be provided to residents affected.

Garbage Collection

On the normal collection day, place all garbage/organics/recyclables and yard waste materials at the front of your property by 7:00 a.m. Residents are asked to please write your address on all garbage bins and recycle containers with a black marker. Should garbage collection not be possible in front of your house due to ongoing construction activities, the contractor will collect your bins, and place them at a location where the garbage can be safely collected. The Contractor will then return the bins to your driveway.

Access to Properties

Vehicle access to properties within the construction limits will be provided at almost all times during construction periods. On several occasions, however, direct access to driveways will be interrupted, due to watermain and water service works.

During the construction, some short delays (e.g. a few minutes) while driving through the construction area can be expected while equipment is maneuvering, trucks are dumping, etc. We ask for your patience in such instances.

The streets will be closed to through traffic and a formal detour route is provided.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. Please note that as there is only one sidewalk on Letitia Street, pedestrians can expect interruptions to the sidewalk as portions will be required to be removed as part of the construction process. These areas will be clearly identified, however, pedestrians are asked to exercise caution. By the end of each working day, the contractor will restore removed sidewalk sections with gravel in order to maintain access. 

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility concerns, or if wheelchair access is required, please advise the Site Inspector.

Safety

The Contractor is required to conduct his work in a safe manner, including fencing of deep excavations, etc. We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone’s safety.

Pre-Construction Inspection

The Contractor has retained the services of a third party to complete a precondition assessment of your house which consists of pictures and/or video taken of only the exterior of your house. All residents within the construction area will have received notices from the consultant. Please contact the representative provided on your notice to book an appointment, or if you have any questions or concerns about the process. This work will be undertaken only with your permission and there is no cost to you.

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