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Road Construction Project

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing

Project construction budget is $3.6M and expected completion date is Fall 2019. Asphalt resurfacing including concrete curb and sidewalk repairs on selected streets.

The asphalt surface of the noted streets has deteriorated with patches, multiple cracks and some rutting. The primary purpose of the asphalt road resurfacing is to prevent roads from deteriorating to the point that they would require more extensive and costly rehabilitation and/or reconstruction.

Project Updates

August 9, 2019
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  • The asphalt on Lampman Lane and Leacock Drive is being fully removed and replaced with a new base layer and a new top layer.
  • The construction schedule has been pushed by 2 days due to the weather over the past few days. 
  • On Monday August 12th the base layer of asphalt will be placed on Lampman Lane.
  • On Friday August 16th the base layer of asphalt will be placed on Leacock Drive.
  • On the following Monday (August 19) the Contractor will begin paving the top course of asphalt on both Lampman Lane and Leacock Drive. This work should take 2 days to complete.  These roads will only be accessible to buses and local traffic during working hours and the Splash Pad will remain open. Parking will not be allowed on the streets during working hours. Detour signs have been erected to assist through traffic around the closures. 
August 6, 2019
​​ Lampman Lane will be closed from August 6th to August 9th (inclusive) for Asphalt Resurfacing. Only local traffic will be permitted. Please note, the Lampman Lane Splash Pad will remain open during this time.
July 25, 2019
​​ ​Lampman Lane and Leacock Drive are the last 2 streets that remain to be completed for the first phase of the 2019 Resurfacing Program. Work on these roads is expected to commence on August 6th. The second phase of the 2019 resurfacing program should be starting within 3 weeks. An update will be posted shortly that includes the streets that will be resurfaced in phase 2.
July 5, 2019
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  • Yonge Street and Cheltenham Road are complete. The City of Barrie appreciates everyone’s patience. The resurfacing of these streets will extend the life of the roads which will save money. Each dollar spent
  • From July 8th to July 12th Welham Road (from Churchill Drive to Mapleview Drive East) and the east half of Churchill Drive will be fully reconstructed. During this time we expect delays due to lane restrictions. Access will be provided to driveways at all times, however while the work occurs there may be an approximate access delay of up to 30 minutes to prevent damage to the newly paved asphalt.
  • Eccles Street will be resurfaced from July 15th to July 19th. During this time Eccles Street will be closed from Wellington to Dunlop. Only local traffic will be permitted. The closure will allow the work to proceed uninterrupted and in a safe manor.
June 27, 2019
​​ ​The anticipated completion date for Yonge Street’s resurfacing is Friday June 28 however; the forecast for Friday is showing a risk of thunderstorms. The completion date will be move to Tuesday July 2nd depending on the weather. Cheltenham Road and Eccles St. North will be resurfaced by the end of next week (Friday July 5th)
May 21 2019
​​ Asphalt paving will begin on Yonge Street on Thursday May 23rd. Yonge Street will be reduced to 1 lane northbound and 1 lane southbound for the duration of the paving operation. Paving of the base is expected to continue into the following week. Traffic congestion is expected during this time. If possible, please avoid using Yonge Street between Big Bay Point and Huronia as well as Burton Street from Huronia to Milburn Street.
May 17 2019
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  • Asphalt milling and curb repairs finished today (May 17)
  • The contractor plans to start paving base asphalt on Wednesday, May 22 and should be complete by the following week.
  • The sidewalk repairs are to be completed next week.
  • Frozen water service repairs are to be completed over the next few weeks. Details of the schedule for this work are being finalized.
  • Top lift asphalt would then occur after the frozen water service repairs are complete. The contractor is on track for completion ahead of the July 1 deadline stipulated in the contract.
  • As top lift paving schedules are firmed up, details will be available on this web page. April 29, 2019
Curb and sidewalk repairs have commenced on Yonge Street and a minor disruption to traffic is expected. The work on Yonge Street also includes asphalt resurfacing that will commence once the curb and sidewalk repairs are complete. The resurfacing is expected to start in mid-May and full lane closures are expected. One lane in each direction and access to the properties will be maintained at all times.

Affected Services

Water, sanitary, sewer, Hydro, Telephone, Cable TV, and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Curbside Collection: On the normal curbside collection day, residents are asked to place all garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste materials at the front of your property as usual. The construction contractor will remove these items and take them to outside of the construction zone, for pickup by the City’s waste pickup contractor. Your garbage cans, recyclable items to the front of your property by 7 a.m. otherwise these items might not be picked up.

Access to Properties

All reasonable efforts will be made to maintain vehicle access to driveways. However, there may be some temporary interruptions to access during construction. Access will be restored as quickly as possible. The Contractor will provide prior notice of any imminent access restrictions to the businesses and residents. Pedestrian access to all homes and businesses will be maintained during construction.

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.

Traffic Impacts

All road will remain open to through traffic during construction, although lane closures and restrictions can be expected in order to accommodate construction activities. We ask for your patience in such instances.



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