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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Trunk Watermains
• Ashford Drive & Madelaine Drive
• Sandringham Drive, Consort Drive, Sun King Crescent, & Royal Jubilee Drive

This project is required to extend potable water and fire protection to the Annexation lands in the south of Barrie and to improve water system security and reliability. The City initiated the design phase in September 2016.

750mm Trunk Watermain:
Ashford Drive / Madelaine Drive

This watermain will begin at the intersection of Big Bay Point Road and Ashford Drive, head south along Ashford Drive through the Yonge Street intersection, and proceed south on Madelaine Drive to Mapleview Drive East. Construction began in May 2017.

600mm Trunk Watermain:
Sandringham Drive, Consort Drive, Sun King Crescent, & Royal Jubilee Drive

This watermain will begin at the intersection of Big Bay Point Road and Sandringham Drive. It will proceed southerly to Mapleview Drive East by following Sandringham Drive, Consort Drive, Sun King Crescent and Royal Jubilee Drive to Mapleview Drive East. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

Project Updates

June 2017

Update re 750mm Trunk Watermain: Ashford Drive / Madelaine Drive
The City has contracted Arnott Construction Ltd to construct the watermain. Construction began at Mapleview Drive and proceed northward. The contractor undertook pre-construction surveys prior to the start of construction. OZA Inspection Ltd. was retained by the contractor to undertake the surveys.

Update re 600mm Trunk Watermain: Sandringham Drive, Consort Drive, Sun King Crescent, & Royal Jubilee Drive
The City has contracted Trisan construction Limited to construct the watermain. Construction will begin on Consort Drive about 50m north of Sun King Crescent and move northward. The contractor will be undertaking pre-construction surveys prior to the start of construction. OZA Inspection Ltd. has been retained by the contractor to undertake the surveys.

September 2016 (Design)

The purpose of the September 1, 2016 memo to Council is to provide the details of the upcoming Open House in relation to the two trunk watermains including the Hewitt’s Creek Trunk Watermain. A summary of the memo:

The purpose of this project is to extend potable water and fire protection to the annexation lands in the south of Barrie. The trunk watermains were recommended in the Water Distribution Master Plan to  service growth in Phase 1 of the annexation area and to improve trunk watermain system security and reliability.

The project includes open cut construction of watermains, valve chambers, trenchless construction for stream crossings, relocation of storm and sanitary sewers, and road restoration.

The project is in the design phase and 60% of the design work has been completed including the geotechnical investigations.

An Open House will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00  p.m. at Barrie Public Library - Massie Family Program Room at the Painswick location, on Dean Avenue to present the infrastructure improvements associated with this project.  The purpose of this Open House is to advise the nearby residents and interested parties of the proposed infrastructure improvements, and solicit feedback from the residents. 

Project Features

  • Chambers to house valves
  • Traffic Management Plan to minimize disruptions
  • Trunk Watermain with a diameter of 750mm and length of 1644m (Ashford Drive & Madeline Drive)
  • Trunk Watermain with a diameter of 600mm  and length of 1656m (Hewitt’s Creek)
  • Resurfacing entire road surfaces in 2018.

Schedule

2016–2017 Design
2017–2018 Construction, testing & Commissioning

Background

The purpose of this project is to extend potable water and fire protection to the Annexation lands in the south of Barrie. The trunk watermains were recommended in the Water Distribution Master Plan to service growth in Phase 1 of the annexation area and to provide trunk watermain system security / redundancy and to service the annexation areas.

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