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  • Gorham St Water Main Replacement- Carlson to Leslie Street

    Created: Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Week of June 11, 2018

    Construction Corner
    Projects Updates Issue 3

    As a resident on Gorham Street, you will be receiving regular notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning the watermain replacement construction project in your area. 

    Expected work over next two weeks:

    • The Town’s contractor will conduct water pressure testing of the new watermain.

    • The Town’s contractor will install a large chamber near Carlson Crescent.

    • Watermain disinfection and testing will be conducted during this time. Please note that these works will not affect resident.

    • If the watermain disinfection and testing results meet the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) requirements and are approved by the Town, the contractor will begin work on connecting water services to the new watermain. During this time, if there are any scheduled disruptions to your water service, residents will be notified in writing 48 hours in advance.

    Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to Renew Newmarket and make it even better.

    For more information please contact: Sepideh Majdi, P.Eng
    905-953-5300 ext. 2522 smajdi@newmarket.ca or 
    Terry Hoehn 705-726-3371 ext. 244 hoehn@ailnygroup.com

    Week of May 28, 2018

    Construction Corner
    Project Updates: Issue 2

    As a resident on Gorham Street, you have been receiving notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning the watermain replacement construction project in your area. 

    The following work is scheduled for the weeks of May 28 and June 4:

    • The contractor will partially restore the watermain trench 
    • The contractor will continue installing watermain pipe on Gorham Street east towards Leslie Street

    Updates on this project will be made available through these Construction Corner updates throughout the summer. 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 May 14, 2018

    Construction Corner
    Project Updates: Issue 1

    As a resident on Gorham Street, you will be receiving regular notices from the Town of Newmarket concerning the watermain replacement construction project in your area. 

    Construction on this project is scheduled to begin the week of May 21, 2018. 

    Prior to construction, the contractor will be on site the week of May 14 to mobilize the equipment and materials, set up the traffic control signage and complete utility markings.

    Please note, as part of this project there will be a temporary eastbound lane closure daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Gorham Street from Carlson Drive to Leslie Street starting on Tuesday, May 22. The Town is currently working with the contractor on solutions to have lanes reopened in three-to-four weeks. 

    During the closure, there will be paid duty officers to assist motorists and provide local access when necessary. Eastbound through traffic will be diverted northbound on Carlson Drive and then eastbound on Srigley Street to Leslie Street. 

    Updates on this project will be provided throughout the summer. We value your feedback on our Construction Corner Updates. Please call 905-895-5193 to let us know your thoughts.


    April 18, 2018

    Construction Notice

    The Town is pleased to inform you that the Gorham watermain replacement project has been awarded to Rabcon Contractors Ltd., of Gormley, Ontario.

    The contractor will be obtaining all utility locates and then moving equipment on site on or about the week of April 30, 2018. Construction is scheduled to start shortly after, with completion by the fall of 2018, (weather permitting and barring any unforeseen site conditions). Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). If necessary, work may take place during the weekend. The scope of the project includes, but is not limited to, the replacement of the existing watermain and restoration of the disturbed areas. 

    While construction projects of this nature are usually accompanied by a certain number of inconveniences (including dust, noise, and restricted access to your driveway from time to time) there will also be some brief periods where water service may be interrupted. The Town will ensure that this is kept to a minimum. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause and please note that you will receive advance notice of any restriction or interruption whenever possible.

    Emergency vehicle and local vehicle access will be maintained at all times. If you or any member of your household has accessibility requirements (i.e. requiring wheelchair access or other) 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 needs.

    A request will be made to the Town’s By-law Enforcement office to give special consideration to vehicles parked on adjacent streets during these times, including overnight, at those times when driveways are not accessible. 

    The Town has retained the services of OZA Inspections Limited to undertake a pre-construction condition survey of existing buildings prior to the start of construction and to carry out vibration monitoring during the construction period. Representatives from OZA may contact you with a request to gain access to your property for the purpose of carrying out the preconstruction condition survey.

    The Town’s consulting engineers, The Ainley Group, will have a full time representative on site to oversee construction activities and to address any concerns that you may have. Should you have any questions regarding the construction, please contact Mr. Matthew Jackman, Ainley’s site supervisor, during business hours at (289) 221-5773 or at jackman@ainleygroup.com via email. You may also contact the undersigned at (905) 953-5300 ext. 2522 or smajdi@newmrket.ca via email.

    For non-business hour emergencies, please contact the Town’s emergency after-hours number at (905) 895-5193.


    A Public Information Centre (PIC) is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for the following proposed works: Gorham Street Watermain Replacement from Carlson Drive to Leslie Street.

    The PIC will be held in the Council Chambers located at the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive.  The format will be an open house and you are invited to drop by anytime between 6 pm and 8 pm.  The purpose of the PIC will be to present the final design prior to calling tenders for the works.  The proposed works include:

    1. Replacement of the existing watermain on Gorham Street from Carlson Drive to Leslie Street, including the installation of new service connections;
    2. Replacement of the existing fire hydrants with new upgraded hydrants; and,

      The work is expected to commence in the spring of 2018, subject to a successful tender and contract award and should be completed by the fall of 2018, weather permitting.

    Project drawings will be on display and representatives from the Town's Development & Infrastructure Services Commission, Engineering Services, and the Town's Consulting Engineers (Ainley Group) will be available to answer questions and provide information.  If you are unable to attend the PIC and have questions regarding this project, please contact Mr. Gord MacMillan, P. Eng., Capital Projects Manager, Engineering Services, Town of Newmarket at (905) 953-5300, extension 2503, or by e-mail at: gmacmillan@newmarket.ca.