Water main and sewer work to begin next week – traffic to be restricted

Councillor Gord Perks reports that water main and sewer work along Roncesvalles is to begin next week. The official notice can be downloaded here.

From the City notice:

The City of Toronto has awarded contracts to Varcon Construction and Comer Group to undertake the following:

•    Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen Street West to Boustead Avenue – watermain replacement and sanitary sewer replacement

•    Fermanagh Avenue from Sorauren Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue – watermain replacement

Every effort will be made to reduce the inconveniences that are inevitable with any construction project.

Construction Details:

The watermains and substandard water services or sanitary sewers and sanitary services will be replaced as specified on the roads listed above.  Pavement, boulevards, sidewalks and other areas impacted by construction will be restored.

On Roncesvalles Avenue from Harvard Avenue to Boustead Avenue, the Contractor is also responsible for conducting pre-construction condition surveys of the interior and exterior of all buildings within 15 metres of the streetline.  The Contractor or his consultant will contact businesses and residents directly for permission and for appointment times to conduct the survey.

Work Hours:

Work will run from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, as well as occasional work at night until the project is completed.

Traffic and Transit Restrictions:

•    One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained on Roncesvalles Avenue; southbound traffic will be detoured onto adjacent roads.

•    Access to and from sidestreets will be maintained as much as possible; short-term restrictions may be imposed in areas of active construction.

•    Parking will not be permitted on Roncesvalles Avenue from Monday to Saturday for the duration of construction.  On Sunday, parking will be provided where possible.

•    Streetcar service on Roncesvalles Avenue will be suspended prior to the commencement of construction and will not be reinstated until the tracks are reconstructed in 2010.  Bus service will be provided to accommodate transit users.  The TTC will post customer route information notices at transit stops along the 540 King streetcar route. In addition, the routing details will be posted on the TTC website, www.ttc.ca  – Route Diversions page.

Other Considerations:

During construction, traffic delays will occur and driveway access may be disrupted or restricted at times to allow construction to take place.  Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

The City’s Solid Waste Management Services division requests that all waste and recyclable materials be at curb side no later than 7:00 am on pickup days.  Please mark your waste receptacles and blue boxes for easy homeowner or business identification.

We ask you to bring any concerns you may have to the City’s attention right away so that coordination with the Contractor can take place.  Supervision of the project will be carried out by the City’s Technical Services division.  If you have any specific questions or concerns please contact Daphne Wee, Project Engineer or the Site Inspector during construction.  You may obtain emergency service (24 hours a day) by calling 416-338-8888.