2017 Queen Street West Streetscaping
Planned start date: TBD
Planned End Date:TBD
NEW END DATE: TBD
Description of Work: To be posted
Pre Construction Notice
Construction Update #1
Construction Update #2
Construction Update #3
Construction Update #4
Update #4 December 2016
This notice provides an update on construction activities taking place on Queen Street West fromBathurst Street to Spadina Avenue. The work includes watermain replacement, road construction and road resurfacing work.
Work on this project is currently behind schedule, this delay was caused by the time needed for thewatermain to pass several necessary water quality tests.We know this project has an impact to all businesses and residents along this stretch of Queen Street West. We sympathize and appreciate your patience with the dust, noise, fencing and other inconveniences.
WORK UPDATE NORTH and SOUTH SIDE
The contractor has completed:
- New watermain installation on both sides of the street
- installing individual water services street connections on both sides of the street
- repairing the utility cuts and road resurfacing on the north side
- Road base and partial asphalt paving on south side
- Complete road asphalt work on south side
- Pavement markings
- Remove fencing and re-open the lanes on Queen Street West
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
The contractor is able to have crews on site from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
Majority of the work is taking place from 7:00 a.m. to 7: 00 p.m.
Traffic on Queen Street West will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
To keep pedestrians and workers safe, fencing is used between the sidewalk edge and roadway to ensure the watermain by-pass does not interfere with pedestrian activities. Crossing Queen Street must be done at openings in the fencing.
Due to the nature of the work on Queen Street West, there is not enough road width to complete construction and keep the curb lanes open for cycling. To avoid cycling on the streetcar tracks,cyclists are encouraged to adjust their routes, or use Adelaide Street West or Richmond Street West to avoid this construction work zone.
Road and Sidewalk Access:
In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Residents that require accommodation must contact the Project Manager to arrange for access during the construction period.
Parking in the active work zone is not permitted due to space requirements for construction equipment and materials. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. Please contact parking control for the location of your vehicle at 416-808-2222.
TTC Service Changes:
The 501 / 301 Queen Streetcar is diverting around the work with shuttle buses running through the work zone. Further details will be provided in the Construction Notice and at www.ttc.ca
Garbage & Recycling:
Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an appropriate location and return them.
Please ensure that you label your bins with your address.
The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required. Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed during construction will be replaced.
Why Did Water testing take so long?
The City's first priority is to ensure that all of pipes and the water flowing through the pipes meet the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) drinking water quality standards. Before a new watermain can be put into service, the City tests the water at an accredited lab to ensure it is safe to drink.
This involves taking two samples, 24 hours apart, and having them tested to ensure they meet stringent drinking water quality standards -- these standards are set by MOECC. If a test result fails to meet the standard, crews work as quickly as possible to rectify the situation and the action taken depends on the situation.
There are a number of reasons why water quality samples taken from new pipes can fail and this can include contamination during sampling or insufficient disinfection of the pipe. Once corrective action has been taken, the City will return to take more samples for testing. When two consecutive samples are found to meet the MOECC's drinking water quality standards, the watermain can be put into service. We apologize, but the water quality testing process can take time.