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Road Construction Project, EN1097

​Mapleview Drive East,

Madelaine to Yonge

The established road widening along Mapleview Drive East from Country Lane to Madelaine Drive will be continued to Yonge Street.

This work is needed to widen the road to accommodate traffic volumes and install underground pipes and sewers that will service development in south Barrie. 

Project Updates

October 8, 2021

​​​Construction on Mapleview Drive East from Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street is progressing well. ​ A temporary lane was added on September 21 to allow for two lanes of traffic.

 As the project progresses, drivers should be aware of the follow​ing upcoming closures:​

  • Access to Dean Avenue from Mapleview Drive East will be closed off from October 12 to December 17. This is due to a grade difference between the existing Mapleview Drive and Dean Avenue that will prevent vehicular access until the north side is completed.
  • Access to Goodwin Drive from Mapleview Drive East will be closed from October 21 to December 17. Similar to Dean Avenue, this is due to the underground infrastructure works and the grade difference between the existing Mapleview road and Goodwin Drive.

August 11, 2021

​Lane closures will begin today ​​(Wednesday, August 11). During construction (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday), Mapleview Drive East from Madeline Drive to Yonge Street will be restricted to one lane. Two lanes will open at night and on weekends.

Work completed to date:

  • Surveying
  • Pre-Condition Surveys
  • Traffic Signs

Work anticipated in the month of August

  • Installing sediment and erosion control measures
  • Initiating the road widening on the south side of the road
  • Starting the installation of the watermain installation​

July 9, 2021

The City has awarded the construction contract for the Mapleview Drive East Road Improvements Project from Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street to Primrose Contracting Inc. Primrose will be seen on site the week of July 19, 2021. There will be four main activities starting in July:

  • Surveying
  • Pre-Condition Surveys
  • Traffic Signs
  • Installing sediment and erosion control measures

In 2021, Primrose plans to install the majority of the watermain works located on the north side of the road. This will include 1300 metres of 600mm diameter watermain and 700 metres of 300mm diameter watermain.

Project Features

To facilitate the road reconstruction works, existing hydro utilities were relocated in late 2020. Site preparation included the removal of trees and vegetation within the right of way. The reconstruction works will include:

  • Widening from two lanes to five lanes
  • New storm and sanitary infrastructure
  • New transmission watermain
  • New asphalt multi-use trail

Schedule

May to August 2021 Utility Relocation
End of July 2021 Construction start
November 2024Construction end

Traffic Impacts

Drivers should expect significant delays while construction is occurring. We encourage everyone to plan ahead and use the alternate routes when possible. Access for emergency service vehicles will always be maintained.

Mapleview Drive East, Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street
During construction: 7am and 7pm Monday to FridayRestricted to one lane
Nights and WeekendsTwo lanes open

Affected Services

Water, sanitary, hydro, telephone, cable TV, and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Access for emergency service vehicles will always be maintained.

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 City’s waste pickup contractor is anticipated to have access through the construction site. It is very important that you take your refuse and recyclable items to the front of your property by 7am, 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.

Safety

The contractor is required to conduct their 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does this project take so long?  

This project requires a lot of excavating. The infrastructure is being installed 2 to 5 metres deep in the ground. The City wanted to avoid a full closure of the road. The only way to do that safely was to restrict traffic to one lane. The contractor must fill the hole in that was dug at the end of each day and then dig it out again the next day. Previous phases of work on Mapleview Drive East were 800 metres long and took two years to complete. This phase is 60% longer and has less right of way width.  

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