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  • Stormwater Improvement at Ray Twinney Recreation Complex

    Friday, December 02, 2016
    Homepage News Flash

    ​In partnership with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, the Town of Newmarket is undertaking a stormwater improvement project at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.

    About the Project:

    Stormwater consists of rain, melted snow and ice that – because of the severity and frequency of weather incidents – increases the risk of flooding and the chance that pollutants and chemicals will make their way into the Town's watercourses.

    This stormwater improvement project will use innovative solutions such as low impact development to manage and treat stormwater in the area. The improvements will reduce downstream flooding and pollutants and chemicals from going into Western Creek.

    This project will also replace the asphalt parking lot at the main entrance of the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex with permeable interlocking pavers and converting the parking lot island into a rain garden.

    Construction is expected to start the week of December 6th and will last for approximately 6-8 weeks, with final site restoration taking place in Spring 2017. ​

    The front main entrance to the building will be closed to traffic and pedestrians for the 6-8 weeks. Additional accessible parking will be made available on the north-west side of the building