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Hotchkiss Creek Culvert Replacement

The City of Barrie Engineering Department is replacing the existing 1.5m culvert on Innisfil Street between Brock St. and Tiffin St. over Hotchkiss Creek. A larger open bottom box culvert is being installed in accordance with the City’s Storm drainage master plan. The larger culvert will reduce flooding during large rain events. 

Project Updates

August 14, 2019

  • After the existing culvert is removed, a new foundation system for the new culvert will be constructed after which the new culvert will be placed on this foundation. The roadway will then be reconstructed overtop the new culvert. 
  • The project also includes some additional roadway storm sewers as well as some creek work to direct creek flows in and out of the new culvert.
  • The works are scheduled to be completed by November.
  • Access to the adjacent plaza will be from the south off of Tiffin Street.

Project Features

Highlights include:

  • Removal of the existing CSP
  • Minor Utility relocations
  • Replacement of the culvert
  • Minor creek rehabilitation works
  • Minor tree removals and plantings
  • Restorations

Affected Services

Services including water, electricity and communication (telephone and internet) are not expected to be affected during this work. Should services needed to be temporarily impacted off during the work, the City will notify you in advance.


The project is currently in the detail design phase and is approximately 90 percent complete. Pending budget utility relocations and permitting, the schedule is as follows:

  • Tree Removal March 2019
  • Minor Utility Relocations Spring 2019
  • Construction Summer 2019

Road Closure

The road closure is required due to the tight area constraints of the site. The new culvert will be constructed in generally the same location of the existing culvert. As well, the relatively narrow right of way means that through traffic can not be maintained during construction.

Road closure will remain in effect until November 1, 2019.

For more information, please see the Transit Notices

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