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Allendale Road Reconstruction and Intermarket Road Construction

Overview

The City of Cambridge will be proceeding with the reconstruction of Allendale Road from Fountain Street to the future Intermarket Road. The majority of the work on Allendale Road will be completed under City Contract T20-51 with some works under Contract T20-50 (Intermarket Road). The works include installation of watermain, storm and sanitary sewer. Surface works will include new concrete curb and gutter, a new pavement structure and asphalt multi-use trails will be installed on both sides of the right-of-way. Under Contract T20-50 a new roundabout at the intersection of Intermarket Road and Allendale Road will be constructed and new concrete curb and gutters, new pavement  structure and storm sewers will be extended west of the new intersection.

Timeline

Planned Construction start date: October 26, 2020.

Progress

Ongoing

Notices to residents

Contact Information

Alex Nichols
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4606

First Avenue and Grand Avenue

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on First Avenue and Grand Avenue South. The project includes the construction of approximately 410m of 200mm diameter watermain and 260m of 300mm diameter watermain, 640m of 375mm to 1050mm diameter storm sewer, 185m of 300mm diameter sanitary sewer, 6500m of asphalt roadway, 1870m2of concrete sidewalk, 1280m of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous works for the reconstruction of First Avenue and Grand Avenue.

Timeline

  • Construction on Grand Avenue started on April 4, 2022.
  • Construction on First Avenue will begin when the work on Grand Avenue is substantially complete; this is expected to be the beginning of July.

Progress

  • First Avenue – Construction work has not started.
  • Grand Avenue – Temporary watermain is installed; installation of new watermain and new storm is 35% complete.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Scott MacDonald
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext. 4679

Fraser Street and Glebe Street 

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Fraser Street (from Glebe Street to Grand Avenue) and Glebe Street (from Fraser Street to St. Andrews Street). The project includes replacement of existing 2.0m wide temporary asphalt sidewalk with 1.5m wide concrete sidewalk plus 0.5m wide impressed concrete boulevard; installation of new street lights on Fraser Street; placement surface asphalt.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 19, 2022

Progress

  • Fraser Street- Construction work is 50% complete.
  • Glebe Street- Construction work is 80% complete.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4616

 

Henderson St., Bella St. & Kribs St.

Overview

The reconstruction project on Henderson Street; Kribs St. to Bella Street ; Bella Street; Rife Ave. to Cooper St. Kribs Street; Rife Avenue to Forbs Street. The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timeline

Construction start date: April 4, 2022

Progress

  • Kribs Street; Rife Avenue to Forbs St: None to date.
  • Henderson Street; Kribs St. to Bella Street: None to date.
  • Bella Street; Rife Ave. to Cooper St.: None to date.

Road Closures

Will be closed to through traffic during construction and open for local traffic only

  • Henderson St - Kribs  St. to Bella St
  • Bella St - Rife Ave. to Cooper St.
  • Kribs St - Rife Ave. to Forbs  St.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Prasad Samarakoon
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4539

Newman Drive

Overview

The construction project will include work on Newman Drive (from 61 Newman Drive to Princess Street). The project includes construction of new sidewalk on the north side of Newman Drive.

Timeline 

Planned construction start date: April 11, 2022

Progress

  • Newman Drive- Construction work is 90% complete.

Resident Notices

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4616

Salisbury Avenue

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Salisbury Avenue from Grand Avenue to the end (Highland Public School). The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timeline

  • Construction start date: April 13, 2021

Progress

  • Construction work for 2021 is complete
  • Construction work for 2022 portion will start on May 24, 2022 

 Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext.4616

South Street

Overview

Work includes the construction of approximately 360 m of 200mm diameter watermain, 245 m of 250mm to 750 mm diameter storm sewer, 345 m of 200mm diameter sanitary sewer, 3300 m2 of asphalt roadway, 497 m2 of concrete sidewalk, 660 m of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous works for the reconstruction of South Street.

Timeline

  • Construction is scheduled to begin on or about July 4th, 2022.

Progress

  • South St: None to date.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Matt Holland
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext.4751

Todd Street and Haddington Street

Overview

Work includes the construction of approximately 265 m of 150mm diameter watermain, 415 m of 200mm diameter watermain, 600 m of 300mm to 525mm diameter storm sewer, 645 m of 200mm diameter sanitary sewer, 5950 m2 of asphalt roadway, 2200 m2 of concrete sidewalk, 1500 m of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous works for the reconstruction of Todd Street and Haddington Street.

Timeline

  • Construction is scheduled to begin on April 4, 2022 on Haddington St.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin on or about June 10th, 2022 on Todd St.

Progress

  • Haddington St: Temporary water installed. Underground works including storm, sanitary, and water are 30% completed.
  • Todd St: None to date.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Matt Holland
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
(519) 623-1340 ext.4751

Steven Lockyer
Construction Inspector
IBI Group
Cell: 905-691-8560

T21-87 CIPP Watermain Rehabilitation

Overview

The project includes The rehabilitation of 1600m of water mains sizes ranging from 150mm-300mm Citywide, primarily using cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining and includes lining or renewal of water services, renewal of appurtenances and other miscellaneous works for the rehabilitation of thin-walled cast iron water main. This will include watermains on:

  • Dobbie Rd to 500 Franklin Blvd (Utility Easement)
  • McLaren Ave Dundas St to Franklin Blvd.
  • Witmer St; Eagle St to End (Easement UC 306)
  • Bechtel Street (Shepperd Ave to End of Cul De Sac)

View the Watermain Rehabilitation Locations and Figures here

The Tender has been awarded to North Rock Construction Group.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 4, 2022

Progress

  • Dobbie Rd to 500 Franklin Blvd (Easement): 0% complete.
  • McLaren Ave Dundas St to Franklin Blvd.: 0% complete.
  • Witmer St ;Eagle St to End (Easement UC 306): 0% complete.
  • Bechtel Street (Shepperd Ave to End of Cul De Sac): 0% complete.

Road Closures

  • McLaren Ave Dundas St to Franklin Blvd

Notice to Residents

Contact Information

Prasad Samarakoon
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4539

Westminster Drive North and Westminster Drive South

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Westminster Drive North (from King Street to Margaret Street) and Westminster Drive South (from Queenston Road to King Street). The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include completion of reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timelines

Planned construction start date: April 19, 2022

Progress

  • Westminster Drive North- Construction work is 0% complete.
  • Westminster Drive South- Construction work is 50% complete.

Road Closures

  • Westminster Drive South – Queenston Road to King Street

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Steven Huang
Project Engineer
City of Cambridge
519-623-1340 ext. 4616

City construction projects during COVID-19 pandemic

Essential construction work during COVID-19 pandemic

We understand that some residents may have concerns with construction moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario provided an updated list of essential workplaces. A coordinated review with the Region of Waterloo and member municipalities determined that City-led infrastructure construction is essential to ensure the City’s infrastructure and facilities remain safe, in a state of good repair and able to meet the needs of residents.

The City is working with contractors to ensure that safety guidelines are in place while completing these projects to protect workers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • City of Cambridge contractors must abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and adhere to guidelines issued by Public Health authorities and the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
  • This includes measures to ensure physical distancing directives from Public Health are followed, such as staggered work shifts and lunch breaks and extra equipment on site.

Doing this work now under strict safety measures also has benefits in terms of maintaining a level of economic activity and will have a reduced impact on area businesses which are currently closed. 

As the pandemic unfolds, we will continue to work in collaboration with our municipal partners and evaluate the situation under the guidance of Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Province.  

For More Information

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why is the City moving forward with construction work at this time?

We understand that some residents may have concerns with construction moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. On January 12, 2021, the Province of Ontario provided an updated list of essential workplaces. Through coordinated review with the Region of Waterloo and member municipalities, the City has determined a number of its infrastructure renewal projects to be considered critical. The City continues to assess the COVID-19 situation, and will reevaluate as required based on the most recent directives from Public Health and the Province.

The City is working with contractors to ensure that safety guidelines are in place while completing these projects to protect workers and members of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will anyone need access to my home?

At this time, we do not anticipate that anyone will need to access your home. The City is taking alternate steps so that the contractor does not need to access homes, which would normally be required. This includes alternate arrangements for temporary water connections by the contractor.

Should you receive a request from a contractor to access your home, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager noted for the specific project in your area. 

Will my driveway access be maintained during the day? 

The road will be closed to all but local traffic as is normal during our residential construction projects. Access to private property will be maintained, but we ask that you travel with caution through the construction zone. There may be times during the work day that driveway access is limited due to work in the immediate vicinity.

The contractor will ensure that all driveways are accessible at the end of the work day for local and emergency vehicles. For times when you do not have access to your driveway during the day, alternative parking arrangements should be made.  

Where can I park? 

Parking, including overnight, will be permitted on intersecting streets within one block of the reconstruction but you must abide by all other existing parking restrictions (i.e. do not block a driveway, do not park too close to a fire hydrant, do not park where parking is prohibited, etc.).

Additional details on available alternate parking will also be provided where required. The enforcement of parking regulations has been suspended for on and off-street parking limits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak; visit www.cambridge.ca/COVID19 for more details.  

How will my utilities be affected? 

All utilities in Cambridge have essential staff available should any emergency situation or disruption arise. In order to maintain your water service during reconstruction, a temporary above-ground watermain will be installed.  Temporary service will be provided through an exterior connection.

You may experience some interruptions to your water service during this temporary connection. All planned interruptions should be temporary and occur during normal working hours. You will be notified prior to this interruption to allow you an opportunity to draw sufficient water for personal use until your water service is reinstated.   

How are the contractors protecting workers and members of the public? 

We are working with contractors to ensure that there are measures in place to protect workers and members of the public. Construction management will be screening staff daily to ensure those that are showing symptoms or not feeling well are staying home and following current public health procedures. There will be sanitation measures in place and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Interactions with the public will not be required in order for the contractor to perform their construction activities.

With our community’s children home from school during the day we would like to remind parents that children must avoid playing around the work site. The contractors will be reminded of this and in the interest of everyone’s safety please keep your children away from work areas.

Will there be noise?

We understand that many people are currently home with their families and also may be working from home. Please anticipate some noise and vibrations due to construction activity. The contractor is permitted to work between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.

What if a member of my household has any specific needs? 

If someone in your home has physical disabilities or special needs for accessing your property, please contact the project manager noted on the project listed above or in the letter you may have received at your home, so that we can help ensure access is maintained where and when possible.

Will Garbage / Blue Box Collection be affected?

Blue box and refuse collection will be maintained throughout the duration of construction. When access is restricted by construction operations, the construction crew will place the blue boxes and refuse containers at a location accessible by the collection service on collection days. To minimize problems during construction, it would be appreciated if all refuse is bagged – Yard Waste in paper bags, Household Garbage in plastic bags. Please ensure that your address is clearly marked on your containers/blue boxes.

Curbside Waste Collection During Construction

 

Planned construction start date: April 5, 2021