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  • Queen Street and Wilstead Drive Road Reconstruction and Water and Sewer Replacement

    Created: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Construction C​orner​ 

    Week of May 7, 2018

    Project Updates: Issue 6

    As a resident on Queen Street, you have been receiving regular notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning construction projects in your area. 

    The extreme weather conditions we had in mid-April delayed construction by a few weeks. Work on the box culvert was completed, and all other construction in this area is now set to commence the week of May 7, 2018.

    Over the next two weeks, construction crews will:

    1.     Grind the existing asphalt from Parkside Drive to Lorne Avenue.

    2. Relocate the site trailer from Haskett Park to the box culvert on Queen Street.

    3.      Commence the installation of sanitary sewer.

    4.       Work between Millard Avenue and Parkside Drive, which is expected to be continuous until it is complete. This includes sidewalks, driveways and sod.

    We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    Week of March 19, 2018

    Project Updates: Issue 5

    As a resident on Queen Street, you have been receiving regular notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning construction projects in your area. 

    Over the past month, the contractor installed a box culvert crossing Queen Street just west of Forest Glen Road and placed temporary asphalt over top the box culvert. The road closure that was scheduled to last up to eight weeks, lasted for just over two weeks. 

    Updates on work remaining for 2018:

    1. The contractor anticipates starting work again by mid-April. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of September this year.

    2. There is a scheduled three week road closure just west of Forest Glen Road in the spring or early summer to complete some final work at the box culvert. 

    3. The contractor is to complete all works (with the exception of surface course asphalt) between Millard Avenue and Parkside Drive, upon their return to the site in early May.

    4. Watermain and sewer works between Parkside Drive and Lorne Avenue will commence shortly after the work between Millard Avenue and Parkside Drive begins. 

    5. We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    Week of December 18, 2017

    Project Updates: Issue 4

    As a resident on Queen Street, you have been receiving regular notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning construction projects in your area.

    Over the past three weeks, the contractor has completed all final watermain and service connections. All areas requiring asphalt (including temporary) have been completed. The contractor has also completed site clean-up for the year. The contractor will be available to the Town as required through the winter months.

    2018 Work:

    1.    Mid-to-late February (weather permitting): Installation of the new box culvert just west of Forest Glen Road. This work will include a full road closure for approximately eight (8) weeks. More information to follow in the new year.

    2.    Early Spring: Watermain, sanitary sewer and road excavation in Phase Two between Parkside Drive and Lorne Ave.

    3.    September 2018: The project, including surface course asphalt is expected to be completed.

    We would like to thank all residents for their ongoing cooperation and understanding through the construction. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

    We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    Week of November 27, 2017

    Project Updates: Issue 3

    As a resident on Queen Street, you have been receiving regular Construction Corner updates from the Town of Newmarket concerning construction projects in your area.

    Over the past two weeks, the contractor has been rough grading the boulevards; placing temporary asphalt for driveways; and completing quality assurance testing for the sanitary sewer. Testing of the watermain continues with service connections following.

    Due to the time of year, sidewalk will not be placed on the south/east side of the road for this Phase of the project.  The grading for and placement of concrete sidewalk will commence in the spring of 2018. Temporary asphalt patches will be placed on the north/west side of the sidewalk to ensure a continual hard surface throughout the winter months.

    Over the next two weeks, work will continue on watermain and service connections and there will be a year-end site clean-up.

    Construction Corner provides updates to residents who are directly impacted by construction. We know that this construction may be the cause of some inconveniences and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the necessary work.

    We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    Week of November 13, 2017

    Project Updates: Issue 2

    As a resident on Queen Street, you have been receiving regular notices called Construction Corner from the Town of Newmarket concerning construction projects in your area.

    Over the past two weeks, curb has been placed from JLR Bell Public School east to Parkside Drive and paving was completed. Upon successful results on the water sampling, the Contractor will connect the newly installed watermain to the existing system and water service transfers can begin.

    Over the next two weeks work will include:

    1.  Installation of Sidewalks (Weather Permitting)

    2.  Installation of watermain and service connections

    3.  Grading boulevards

    4.  Quality assurance testing of the sanitary sewer

    5.  Preparation for driveway paving

    Construction Corner provides updates to residents who are directly impacted by construction. We know that this construction may be the cause of some inconveniences and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the necessary work.

    We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    Week of September 25, ​2017 ​

    Project Updates: Issue 1

    ​Over the past two weeks, work in your area has included:

    1. The removal of asphalt, installation of tree protection, environmental controls and temporary fencing on Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Parkside Drive.

    2. The installation of sanitary pipe and manholes along Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Parkside Drive.

    3. The installation of sanitary pipe along Wilstead Drive.

    Over the next two weeks, the following work is scheduled for completion (weather permitting):

    1. The installation of sanitary and water service lines along Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Parkside.

    2. The installation of watermains along Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Parkside and on Wilstead starting October 2.

    Also note that the Town will be upgrading the water service connections to all properties to 1 inch in diameter which will provide a noticeable increase in water flow. Additionally, the watermain is increasing in size to accommodate future re-development along the Yonge and Davis corridors. Finally, should residents require additional garbage or recycling bags, please see any member of the construction crew.

    Construction Corner provides updates to residents who are directly impacted by construction. We know that this construction may be the cause of some inconveniences and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete the necessary work. We value your feedback on whether or not you find these updates to be helpful. Please contact us at 905-895-5193 to provide your thoughts.


    August 18, 2017

    Construction Notice

    Queen Street and Wilstead Drive Road Reconstruction, Watermain and Sanitary Sewer Replac​​ement, Culvert Replacement and Sidewalk Construction 

    Further to our previous correspondence dated June 13, 2017 the Town would like to inform you that construction on Queen Street and Wilstead Drive has been awarded to Aecon Construction and Materials Limited of Toronto, Ontario.

    The project limits are (1) Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Lorne Avenue and (2) Wilstead Drive from Queen Street to approximately 90 m. north of Queen Street.  In addition, it will include the replacement of the existing road cross culvert in Western Creek at Haskett Park, just west of Forest Glen Road.

    The scope of work will include the following;

    1.  Complete road reconstruction including the replacement of the granular material under the road

    2.  Replacement of the existing sanitary sewer from Millard Avenue to Parkview Crescent (east leg) and on the short section of Wilstead Drive

    3.  Replacement of the existing watermain from Millard Avenue to Lorne Avenue and on the short section of Wilstead Drive

    4.  Replacement of the existing road cross culvert just west of Forest Glen Road

    5.  Replacement of the existing sidewalk with a new 1.5 m. wide concrete sidewalk on both sides and construction of a new sidewalk on the south/east side of Queen Street from Millard Avenue to opposite Parkside Drive; and

    6.  Construction of a pedestrian safety refuge island at Haskett Park.

    The contractor will commence mobilizing their machinery and equipment on site the week of August 21, 2017 and it is anticipated that construction work will commence the week of August 28, 2017.  The project will be constructed in two phases, with Phase 1 being from Queen Street from Millard Avenue to Parkside Drive and will include the short section of Wilstead Drive.  This Phase of the work should be completed before the winter of 2017, weather permitting.

    Phase 2 of the project will be Queen Street from Parkside Drive to Lorne Avenue and work on this section will commence in the spring of 2018 with completion scheduled for the fall of 2018, weather permitting.

    The culvert replacement will be undertaken during the summer of 2018.

    While construction projects of this nature are usually accompanied by a certain degree of noise and dust, the Town will endeavor to ensure that this is kept to a minimum and that inconvenience to residents will also be minimized.  Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (holidays excepted), with the occasional Saturday work should it become necessary.

    Emergency vehicle and local vehicle access will be maintained at all times.  There will be restricted access to your driveway at times due to the installation of new curb and sidewalk.  The Town's By-law Enforcement office will be advised and requested to give special consideration to vehicles parked on the surrounding streets during these times.

    If you or any member of your household have special accessibility needs requirements (i.e. wheelchair access, etc.) and would like assistance getting in and out of the construction zone during the progress of the work, please advise the undersigned and arrangements will be made with the contractor to accommodate your request.

    There may be periodic water shut offs during certain phases of the watermain construction.  The contractor will give you a minimum of 48 hours prior notice before shutting off the water.

    To keep residents informed, the Town will be sending out bi-weekly notices titled "Construction Corner".  Please look for these notices to keep informed on the construction progress.

    The Town's consulting engineers, The Ainley Group, will have a representative on site to oversee the construction activities and to deal with any concerns that you may have.  Should you have any questions regarding the construction, please contact Mr. Paul Kehoe of The Ainley Group during business hours at (705) 737- 6025, or the undersigned at (905) 953-5300 enter 2, followed by 2504 via telephone or at tungar@newmarket.ca via e-mail.  For after-hours emergencies please contact the Town's 24 hour dispatch at (905) 895-5193. 

    June 13, 2017

    Project Status Update

    The Town is pleased to inform you that the design for the Queen Street  and Wilstead Drive reconstruction project is very close to completion and will soon be tendered out.

    As shown at the Public Information Centre (PIC) held in February, the work will include the reconstruction of Queen Street from Lorne Avenue to Millard Avenue, including the replacement of the existing watermain and sanitary sewers. A short section of Wilstead Drive from Queen Street to approximately 90 metres north of the intersection will be reconstructed, again including the replacement of watermain and sanitary sewer.

    In addition to the above, the Town will also be replacing the large existing road culvert just west of Forest Glen Road (at Western Creek) with a new concrete box culvert.

    Because of the complexity and magnitude of this project, work will be carried out in two phases, as follows:

    Phase 1 (Substantial completion expected by the end of 2017):

    Reconstruction of Queen Street, from Millard Avenue to the east leg of Parkview Crescent;

    Construction of a traffic-calming pinch point, combined with Low Impact Development (LID) to capture storm drainage and slow down traffic near JLR Bell School;

    Reconstruction of Wilstead Drive, from Queen Street to approximately 90 metres north of the intersection;

    Base coat of asphalt to be placed in 2017, with top coat placed some time in 2018.

    Phase 2 (Expected to fully start in the Spring of 2018, with completion expected by the end of 2018):

    Replacement of the large culvert on Queen Street, west of Forest Glen at Western Creek (construction activities related to the culvert could commence during winter months. If so, the Town will inform you in advance);

    Road reconstruction along Queen Street, from the east leg of Parkview Crescent to Lorne Avenue;

    Construction of a pedestrian crossing / safety refuge island near Haskett Park.

    A further update will follow once the project has been tendered and a successful contractor has been selected.

    If you have any questions regarding this project please contact the undersigned at (905) 953-5300 enter 2, followed by 2504 via telephone, or at tungar@newmarket.ca via e-mail.

    Yours truly,

    Tom Ungar, P.Eng.

    Capital Projects Engineer