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Construction Project, EN1186

Sophia Creek at Grove Street East Culvert Replacement

Replacement of the existing culverts that convey Sophia Creek under Grove Street East. The crossing is located at Grove Street East, between Bothwell Crescent and Davidson Street.

Project Updates

October 2021: The new culverts have been installed and construction is wrapping up. The road is still closed, but will reopen after the asphalt is placed.

Road Clos​ure

From 7am August 23, 2021, to early November, 2021, there will be a full road closure of Grove Street East from Bothwell Crescent to Davidson Street for construction works related to this project. No through traffic. Detour routes in effect.

Project Features

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing three corrugated steel pipe culverts that are curently in poor condition.  The culverts will be replaced with new corrugated steel pipe culverts of the same approximate size and the road will be restored to match existing conditions.  We will be completing some grading and creek work to create a low flow channel for the creek.


December 2020Design completed
March 2021
Tree removals
​August 2021
​Construction start
​November 2021​Construction complete

Affected Services

Services such as water, sewer, Bell, Rogers, Enbridge, and Alectra should not be affected, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Curbside Collection

Typical curbside collection will be maintained by the contractor for the duration of the road closure. This will impact residents along Grove Street East, address from 119 to 139, only. 

On the normal curbside collection day, place all garbage, organics, recyclables and yard waste materials at the front of your property by 7:00 a.m. 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.


The contractor is required to conduct work in a safe manner.  We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone's safety.

Emergency Services

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

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.

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.​

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