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Road Construction Project, EN1178

2021 Interim Watermain Replacement Program

An annual asset management program involving rehabilitation of various old and undersized galvanized watermains using trenchless technologies.

The primary purpose of this project is to replace galvanized small watermains that are in poor to very poor condition and are significant maintenance challenges. This improvement will speak to frequent resident concerns related to low/inadequate flows, along with addressing multiple breakages requiring emergency repair.

This program replaces these watermains with at least the same size (minimum 50 mm diameter). This is an interim measure to improve the watermain reliability until the street is scheduled to be reconstructed, at which time the watermain will be upgraded to current standards.

2021 Road Segments Locations

Anne StreetCaroline Street to Essa Road
​Berczy Street​Queen to Wellington
Creswick CourtOakley to dead end​
​Grove street​Newton to Peel
Highland AvenueAmelia Street East to end of Highland Avenue

Anticipated Schedule

Highland Avenue & Anne Street projects April to May, 2021
Grove Street, Creswick Court, & Berczy Street projectsSeptember to October 2021

Project Features


  • Replace small diameter watermains with larger diameter
  • Increase flows and reduce maintenance costs

Affected Services


Hydro, Telephone, Cable TV, and Gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

Water Services

Any watermain disruption will require 48hrs notice by the City of Barrie. The disruptions are required to connect the new main to the existing maintain. The residence will also have a small disruption when they connect the new house service to the existing service at the property line.

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 their property as usual. The City’s waste pickup contractor is anticipated to have access through the construction site.  If the City’s waste pickup contractor does not have access, 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, organics bin and recycling boxes will be returned to your property later that day.  Please mark your address on all of your containers. It is very important that you take your refuse and recyclable items to the front of your property by 7:00 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 while construction vehicles maneuver. 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.

Traffic Impacts

The contractor will use traffic control measures to permit through-​traffic through the construction site. Typically this will include using traffic cones to steer drivers around the contractor’s vehicles, which will frequently be parked in the centre of the roadway where sanitary maintenance structures (manholes) are. Occasionally, flag persons will be required to assist with traffic control.​ Access for emergency vehicles will always be maintained.



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