2024 Pavement Holding Strategies

Project Type
Road Construction
In Progress
Estimated Completion
October 2024

A holding strategy is a reactive approach to pavement management. The focus of pavement management programs is to apply the right pavement maintenance strategy to the right road, at the right time. 

Roads applicable to holding strategies generally have proposed construction phases in future years of the Capital Plan. Relatively minor investments are made to hold the road over until the full reconstruction project takes place. 

Information bulletins will be mailed to impacted residences and businesses ahead of construction, providing information specific to the impacted street. 

Project Updates

July 16, 2024

  • Concrete curb and sidewalk repair work is underway in the Brock Park Neighbourhood (Dufferin Street, Robert to Innisfil; John Street, Anne S to Innisfil; Robert Street, Vespra to John; & Victoria Street, Anne S to Innisfil) and will continue to the Grove Neighbourhood. To complete the work, daily temporary lane closures, restrictions and shifts are expected to take place between 7am–7pm. 
  • As part of the Salem Road asphalt resurfacing work, Salem Road (Essa to Veteran’s) will be closed for three days for a culvert replacement. The closure is scheduled for July 22–24. Residents are to follow the marked detour route. View the road closure map for detour details. 
  • Single-lane closures will be in place on Salem Road (County Road 27 to 220m east of Norris) from July 24 until August 30 for concrete work, asphalt roadway replacement, and driveway/gravel shoulder restorations. Flag persons and escort vehicles will assist with traffic control during these lane closures.

2024 Road Segments

The below roads require rehabilitation work in advance of the proposed full reconstruction/expansion.

View the 2024 Capital Project Detail Report for more information.
Brock Park Neighbourhood
Project #EN1437
  • Dufferin Street, Robert to Innisfil
  • John Street, Anne S to Innisfil
  • Robert Street, Vespra to John
  • Victoria Street, Anne S to Innisfil
Grove Neighbourhood
Project #000725
  • Dundonald Street, Penetang to Codrington
  • Parkdale Crescent, Davidson to North Park
  • North Park Road, Parkdale to Oak
  • Oak Street, Grove E to Queen (excludes intersections at Gunn and Wellington)
Project #EN1482
  • Lockhart Road, Yonge to 20th Sideroad
  • Salem Road, County Road 27 to 220m east of Norris

Asbestos in Asphalt

As part of the construction, the City of Barrie must test the asphalt for asbestos. Tests have identified low levels of asbestos present in the asphalt pavement in the Brock Park Neighbourhood road segments and Parkdale Crescent, which are significantly below levels of concern to the Ministry of Labour.

Asbestos was used in asphalt mixes throughout the 1960s and early 1980s to improve the
performance of the asphalt. The risk of exposure to asbestos for workers and bystanders is low. As a precaution, the City's contractor will follow these steps:

  • Wet the pavement during asphalt cutting, grinding or removal
  • Attach dust collecting devices with HEPA filters to equipment, where possible, to prevent
    dust from becoming airborne
  • Provide personal protective equipment, such as disposable coveralls and respirators, to
    on-site workers upon request
  • Transport and dispose of asphalt containing asbestos at provincially approved disposal

Although there is very low risk to the public, residents can choose to keep their doors and
windows closed and avoid the area during the time asphalt removal/cutting is taking place
(usually one or two days during the overall asphalt repaving project). You should not
pick up loose pieces of asphalt from the roadway.

Affected Services

Sanitary sewer, hydro, telephone, cable TV, and gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Barrie Transit: Should there be impacts on transit service, they will be posted at myridebarrie.ca/news and at impacted bus stops. Please call Service Barrie at 705-739-4242 with any questions.

Curbside Collection: If required, the contractor will take curbside collection materials outside the construction zone for pickup by the collection contractor. Emptied containers will be returned to the appropriate driveway. Please ensure to always have materials curbside by 7am and mark your address on all containers with permanent marker.

Traffic Impacts

Minor traffic impacts should be expected. Impacted road segments or lanes may be closed and traffic will be detoured if required. We ask for your patience in such instances. ​

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.  The contractor will provide prior notice of any imminent access restriction. Pedestrian access to all homes and businesses will be maintained during construction.


The contractors' work will be focused within the travelled roadway. Although the contractor is required to conduct their work in a safe manner, we ask that motorists take extra caution during the construction period.

Frequently Asked Questions