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Albert Street Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Albert Street between Summit Avenue and Elliott Street. The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It will also include reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: April 2, 2024

Progress

  • Albert Street construction work is 10% complete.

Road Closures

  • Albert Street between Summit Avenue and Elliott Street is closed for construction and open for local traffic only.

Notice to Residents

Contact Information

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

Argyle Street North and South Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Argyle Street North and Argyle Street South. 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

Planned construction start date: April 2, 2024

Progress

  • Argyle Street North - Construction work is​ 33% complete. 

  • Argyle Street Sout- Construction work is​ 33% complete. 

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

Steven Huckabone 
Project Manager 
City of Cambridge 
519-623-1340 ext.4304 

Ash Street and Glendale Place Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Ash Street and Glendale Place. The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. The road will also be reconstructed which includes new asphalt and road base, concrete sidewalks, and curb and gutter.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: August 6, 2024.

Progress

  • The construction project has been awarded to Elgin Construction.

Road Closures

  • Ash Street and Glendale Place will be open to local traffic only.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

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

Beverly Street Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Beverly Street (Dundas St. North Beverly roundabout to Samuelson/Elgin intersection) The project includes replacement of watermains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers. It also includes construction of a new multi-use trail, pedestrian underpass structure under CP Rail Embankment, reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete sidewalks, and concrete curb and gutter

Learn more information about the project history on our Engage Cambridge project page

Figure 1: Construction Limit

Figure 2: Conceptual Design of the CP underpass

Figure 3: Detour Plan

Timeline

Anticipated constriction start date: April 8, 2024

Progress

 

  • Construction work is 1% complete.
  • Construction started on April 8, 2024. Currently continuing building access road to CPKC tracks. Road work continues at Elgin and Samuelson intersection

Road Closures

  • Beverly Street will be closed to through traffic during construction and open for local traffic only. 

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

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

Blenheim Road Reconstruction

Overview

The reconstruction project will include work on Blenheim Road between the railway crossing west of Devil's Creek Trail and Mount View Cemetery. The project includes replacement of watermains and construction of new sanitary sewer under Local Improvement. It will also include reconstruction of the asphalt, road base and sub-base, concrete curb and gutter, and construction of new asphalt multi-use-trail.

Timeline

Planned construction start date: May 6, 2024

Progress

  • Blenheim Road - Construction work is 0% complete. 

Road Closures

  • Blenheim Road (Bismark Dr. to Aberdeen Rd.) - effective May 6th, 2024. View the detour plan for more information.

Notice to Residents

Contact Information

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

Dickson St. Parking Lot Storm Upgrades

Overview

Work includes the construction of approximately 82m of 450mm diameter storm sewer, 600 m2 of asphalt parking lot, 40 m2 of concrete sidewalk, 30m of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous works for the Dickson St Parking Lot interim storm upgrades project.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to begin on or about June 3rd, 2024. 

Progress

  • Construction has not begun.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

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

Holiday Inn Drive Watermain Rehabilitation CIPP Lining Project

Overview

The project includes the rehabilitation of 1300m of water mains sizes ranging from 200mm-300mm, 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:

  1. Holiday Inn Drive (Groh Ave. to Franklin Blvd.)
The tender has been awarded to Fer-Pal Construction Ltd.

Timeline

  • Planned construction start date: May 6, 2024.

Progress

  • Tender Awarded to Fer -Pal Construction. Fer-Pal will start to work on setting up a temporary bypass water main. 

Road Closures

  • Partial lane closures on Holiday Inn Drive expected during construction.

Notice to Residents

Contact Information

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

Oxford Street Reconstruction

Overview

Work includes the construction of approximately 410m of 200mm diameter watermain, 161m of 300mm to 525mm diameter storm sewer, 323m of 200mm diameter sanitary sewer, 3400 m2 of asphalt roadway, 1060 m2 of concrete sidewalk, 703m of concrete curb and gutter and other miscellaneous works for the reconstruction of Oxford Street between Roseview Avenue and Laneway 180.

Timeline

Construction is scheduled to begin on April 2nd, 2024.

Progress

  • Temporary watermain has been commissioned.
  • Asphalt has been removed in stage 1.
  • Underground infrastructure is currently being installed in stage 1.

Notices to Residents

Contact Information

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

Sanitary Sewer Main CIPP Lining Contract - City Wide (Tender T24-20)

Overview

The City of Cambridge will be proceeding with the rehabilitation of existing sanitary sewer mains on various streets across the City as part of the 2024 sewer main rehabilitation program. Sewer mains will be rehabilitated using a trenchless (“Minimal Dig”) technology method which will require a minimized amount of excavation. All non-PVC sewer services from the sewer main to property line within working limits will be replaced (subject to accessibility at the property line). 

The rehabilitation of 1400m of Sewer mains sizes ranging from 200mm-300mm Citywide, primarily using cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining and includes potential lining or renewal of estimated 125 sanitary services and other miscellaneous works, for the rehabilitation of defective sewer mains.

The following locations are included in this year’s rehabilitation program (refer to location maps below for additional details):

Timeline

 Planned construction start date: May 6, 2024

Progress

  • Tender awarded to Liqui Force Services
  • Construction work is 0% complete. The contractor will start video inspections and cleaning pipes.

Road Closures

No road closures are expected. Temporary lane closures will occur during the CIPP lining process. 

Notice to Residents

Contact Information

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

Frequently Asked Questions Re: City Construction Projects

Where can I park and how will access be maintained?
During reconstruction, it will be necessary to close the road to all but local traffic. Access to private property will be maintained as best as possible, but it will be at your own risk as you will be traveling through a construction zone. For times when you do not have access to your property, alternative parking arrangements should be made. Overnight parking will be permitted on adjacent streets, but you will need to abide by all other existing parking restrictions (i.e. don’t block a driveway, don’t park too close to a fire hydrant, don’t park where parking is prohibited, etc.). City staff/representatives will provide more information regarding alternative parking when these situations occur.
Will water service be impacted?

In order to maintain your water service during reconstruction, a temporary above ground watermain will be installed. Temporary service will be connected directly at property line and will still be metered during construction.

Some interruptions to your water service will occur throughout the reconstruction. All planned interruptions should be temporary and occur during normal working hours. You will be notified prior to any planned interruption in order to give you an opportunity to draw sufficient water for personal use until your water is turned back on. You should always keep a small supply of water on hand in case an unscheduled emergency shut down is required.

What are the limits of service upgrades?
Water and sanitary services to individual properties will be upgraded to current standards between the mains and property line during the reconstruction. Any replacement, upgrading or installation of new services on private property between the street line and the building is the responsibility of the property owner. Work on private property requires a plumbing permit application to the City’s building division, for individuals considering private side works. Additional information can be found at: https://www.cambridge.ca/en/build-invest-grow/Permits.aspx
How will my driveway be restored?
When reconstructing the sidewalk or curb, it may be necessary to cut back some driveways to match the new grade. If this is the case, the driveway will be saw-cut, and a patch placed using the same material if possible. Impressed or coloured concrete driveways cannot be replaced to match the original, which is also the case with paving stone driveways (unless the owner has a supply of matching stones that the contractor could use).
What if I have a landscaping or sprinkler system on the City's right of way?

In some locations, shrubs, hedges, and fences may encroach into the City Road allowance which can be an issue when installing new infrastructure. If this is the case adjacent to your property you will be asked to relocate the garden, hedge, etc. onto your property prior to construction taking place.

If you have a sprinkler system installed along the edge of the sidewalk or curb, please remove the piping prior to construction as the contractor and city will not be responsible for damages. You may have it reinstalled after construction is completed if you wish.

How will garbage/blue box/green box collection be maintained?
Blue box, green 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, green 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 refuse containers, blue boxes and green boxes.
What if I have special needs?
If someone in your home has physical disabilities or special needs for access to your property, please contact the City’s project manager so that we can minimize the access restrictions where possible.