Tawnya GurchinSupervisor of Construction Administration (705) 739-4220, ext 4740Tawnya.Gurchin@barrie.ca
Kimberley Martin, C.E.T.
Reconstruction and widening of Dunlop Street West Tiffin Street / Miller Drive intersection. The contract was awarded to
Georgian Paving. The overall budget is $5.1M including property acquisition for road right-of-way widening, utility relocations, design and construction.
Project is complete.
October 25, 2018Paving works are completed. Line painting should be completed by the end of the week, weather dependent. The project is generally completed with some minor work still remaining.
October 5, 2018Asphalt works are scheduled to begin Thursday, October 11. The work is expected to be completed by Friday, October 19, weather dependent.
The new traffic signals will be activated on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Top course asphalt will be scheduled after utilities have completed their work. It is expected that the work should be completed by the end of October weather depending.
Top course asphalt has been delayed, an update will be provided when the scheduled paving date is confirmed.
Site restoration is on-going. Traffic signs, temporary line marking and final electrical work will be completed within the next week. The activation of the new traffic signals is scheduled for the first week of September. Top course asphalt is scheduled for the week of September 16. Asphalt paving will occur at night for approximately two (2) nights. Tiffin Street and Miller Drive will be closed during the paving operations.
Sanitary and watermain work is now completed. Base asphalt, concrete curb and sidewalk and restoration are ongoing.
Sanitary sewer installation continues on Dunlop Street. The remaining water and storm sewer work will be completed within the next two weeks. After the sanitary sewer is installed, the granulars for the road base will be placed in preparation for asphalt paving. Electrical work is ongoing.
Storm culvert installation is almost completed. Road excavation is nearing completion. Electrical work for the new traffic lights is on-going. Sanitary sewer installation is scheduled to start in the next 2 weeks, weather dependent.
The Contractor will continue with work on Tiffin Street including installation of culverts, headwalls and curb. The Contractor will also continue road excavation and ditching along Tiffin Street.
The Contractor will be re-mobilizing to site on May 1, 2018. During the first week, the Contractor will be preparing the site to begin construction work on May 7, 2018.
The contractor will be preparing the site for winter shutdown. The site will be cleaned up and temporary asphalt will be placed on driveways and roadway where needed. The contractor will demobilize from the construction site and will be back Spring 2018 to complete the remaining work.
Georgian Paving plans to complete the storm sewer works next week. Watermain installation will begin after the storm sewer work is completed. Georgian Paving will continue with road excavation and granular fill to widen the road. Dewatering operations are expected to begin next week. Sanitary sewer installation will begin after dewatering has been started.
Topsoil stripping is approximately 85% completed, and excavation on the south side is on-going. Granulars are being placed for widening of the road on the south side.
In the next two weeks, the Contractor plans to install well points for dewatering, relocate the existing hydrants on Tiffin, complete excavation on the south side and install two (2) storm culvert crossings on Dunlop.
The installation of the storm culvert crossings will occur Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5. The traffic will be reduced to a single lane, with the Contractor flagging traffic in each direction, expect delays during this work. The single lane closure will occur between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm on October 4 and October 5.
Georgian Paving has begun mobilization to site and installing construction signs. The Contractor will begin the temporary traffic signal installation and the excavation to construct the temporary paved lane within the next two weeks.
This project includes:
• Utility relocations • Watermain installation, culverts • Driveway culverts and ditching
• Finish driveway culverts & ditching • Sanitary sewer installation • Widen roadway • Base asphalt on roadways • Traffic signals and street lights • Surface asphalt • Remaining boulevard work & project cleanup
All roads 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.
Water service, private wells, private septic systems, Hydro, Telephone, Cable TV, and Gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. 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.
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
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