2023 Pavement Renewal Programs

Project Type
Road Construction
In Progress
Estimated Completion
Fall 2023

The programs detailed below apply different pavement renewal strategies. Information bulletins are distributed by mail to impacted residences and businesses. The City renews pavement in two ways: 

  • Asphalt Crack Sealing, used to extend pavement service life
  • Asphalt Replacement, which includes a variety of techniques depending on the appropriate renewal strategy (road resurfacing, end of life pavement replacement & holding strategies)

Project Updates

September 13, 2023

The Ferndale Drive resurfacing is complete and the Big Bay Point Road work is underway and on schedule, per the last update.

Tiffin Street

The Tiffin Street resurfacing from Ferndale Drive to Dunlop Street is underway. The contractor is now scheduled to complete the resurfacing on September 19, due to weather delays. A closure of the westbound lane will be required on September 13 and on September 19 between 7am and 7pm. Eastbound vehicles will not be impacted. There will be signage, as well as a paid duty officer at the intersection of Tiffin and Ferndale. Detour details are available at barrie.ca/RoadClosures.

Blake Street & Dunlop Street

The City of Barrie and the general contractor (GIP) are preparing to start the resurfacing of Blake Street, from Steel Street to Collier Street, as well as Dunlop Street from Collier Street to Duckworth Street. The September 2023 information bulletin is being distributed to nearby residents.

The tentative schedule for the work is:

  • Blake Street, Steel Street to Puget Street – Concrete repairs and resurfacing (2023)
  • Blake Street, Puget to Collier – Concrete repairs (2023), asphalt resurfacing (2024)
  • Dunlop Street, Collier to Duckworth – Concrete repairs (2023), asphalt resurfacing (2024)

The scope of this resurfacing work is: 

  • Replace damaged sections of curb and sidewalk
  • Road asphalt to be removed and paved with new asphalt
  • Grading improvement the intersection of Puget Street/Blake Street/Codrington Street
  • Drainage improvements to be completed at the intersection of Puget Street/Blake Street/Codrington Street
  • Restore boulevards if damaged by curb and sidewalk repairs
  • Restore driveway boulevards if damaged due to curb and sidewalk repairs

Roads will remain open during construction, except for Blake Street between Puget Street and Johnson Street. This section will have periodic road closures due to storm improvements and grading operations. Detour signs will be placed prior to the road closure going into effect.

Previous Updates

Asphalt Crack Sealing Program

This is an annual pavement preservation program to seal cracks in asphalt pavement in selected residential and arterial road segments. The routing and sealing operation helps prevent cracking and slows future pavement deterioration. It is a proven method in extending asphalt pavement service life.

Work on the 2023 road segments was completed between May 17 and June 1, 2023. City staff will determine applicable road candidates for the 2024 program.

Asphalt Replacement

Asphalt on the below listed roads is being replaced—either partially resurfaced or fully repaved—as part of this year's road resurfacing, end of life pavement replacement or holding strategy programs. These programs extend the life of roadways and minimize disruptions, while reducing future costs.

Resurfacing is considered preservation because it is a proactive approach. The primary purpose of asphalt road resurfacing is to proactively prevent roads from deteriorating to the point that they would require more extensive and costly rehabilitation and/or reconstruction. Resurfacing treatment mainly involves the repair of defects, such as cracks and rutting found in the top layers of the road.

In contrast with the Asphalt Crack Sealing and Road Resurfacing programs, end of life pavement replacement and holding strategies are reactive. They involve relatively minor investments to achieve a service improvement until more permanent improvements can be made.

Learn More about Pavement Renewal Strategies

Affected Services

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

Barrie Transit: Construction for these projects should not affect Barrie Transit routes or schedules as full closures are not anticipated. Should there be impacts on transit service, they will be posted at myridebarrie.ca/news and at impacted bus stops. Barrie Transit customer service can be reached at (705) 739-4209.

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