Weston Road Infrastructure Improvements from Lawrence Avenue West to Humberview Crescent
Start Date: July 6, 2020
End Date: September 21, 2021
Winter Shutdown: November 22, 2020 to February 28, 2021
*Timeline is subject to change.
The City of Toronto will replace the sanitary and storm sewer, the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Weston Road from Lawrence Avenue West to Humberview Crescent. In addition to the road and sewer work, this project will include areas of road resurfacing, road reconstruction streetscaping at the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West intersection.
The sanitary service lateral is the pipe connecting your home's plumbing to the City's sewer. The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your water meter and is owned by you and by the City. The part you own is from your house to the end of your property, the part the City owns is from the end of your property to the watermain.
This project is part of the Council-approved 2019 Capital Works Program to renew our aging City roads, sidewalk, and infrastructure for current and future needs.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LEAD WATER SERVICES
If you live on Weston Road in the area shown in the map in a house that was built before the mid-1950s, your water service may be made of lead. Please read the attached fact sheet with important information about the risks of lead in drinking water, especially if someone in your house is pregnant, there are children under six years old, or there is an infant drinking formula made using tap water.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND CONSTRUCTION WORK IN TORONTO
As restrictions on construction have been lifted by the Province of Ontario, City-led infrastructure will continue to proceed. During construction, the contractor is responsible for the Health & Safety on site under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and is expected to implement COVID-19 mitigation practices. For more information on the City's response to COVID-19 please visit toronto.ca/covid-19.
Locations and Dates * subject to change
Church Street and St. Phillips Road
July 13 to July 20
· Re-locate hydro poles to enable 2021 intersection improvements
One lane of traffic reduced in each direction
Lawrence Avenue West to John Street July 13 to July 31
· Replace the sanitary sewer and the City-owned portion of sewer laterals and substandard water services
One lane of traffic reduced in each direction
Fern Avenue to St. Phillips Road July 13 to November 22, 2020
Parke Street to Humberview Crescent
July 13 to November 22, 2020
· Replace the sanitary sewer and the City-owned portion of sewer laterals and substandard water services curb
· Replace the gutter removal and sidewalk
· Install traffic and pedestrian signals
· Reconstruct the road
· Reconstruct intersection of Weston Road and St. Phillips Road.
One lane of traffic reduced in each direction
Lawrence Avenue West to Little Avenue
August 31 to November 22, 2020
· Relocate Hydro and Business Improvement Area (BIA) poles replace City-owned portion of sub-standard water services, curb and gutters
· Install traffic and pedestrian signal
· Replace sidewalk and reconstruct the road
One lane reduced in each direction.
The Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West intersection will have a partial intersection closure from 7 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday (one lane of traffic maintained in each direction) during August and September.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
· You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.
· The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.
Work Hours: Work will take place from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required. TTC Service: This project may affect travel times on the 52A, 52B, 52D, 52G, 59, 59B, 73, 73C, 73D, 79A, 79B, 89, 352.
Visit ttc.ca for accurate schedule information. Accessible Accommodation: Residents who require accommodation (level entry, longer notice, etc.) must contact the Public Consultation Unit to arrange for access during the construction period. Pre-Construction Inspection: OZA Inspections Ltd., under contract to the City of Toronto, will survey all properties within 30 metres of the construction area before construction starts. Participation in the survey is voluntary; however, participating is important in determining if the construction caused damage. The inspection will look at the exterior of all properties to verify existing conditions. Affected properties will receive a separate notice to set up an appointment. All inspection staff will wear photo I.D. and carry photo equipment for this work. Physical Distancing There are times when contractors need to communicate with homeowners about what is happening on-site. This could be about driveway access, water shut offs, exterior pre-construction inspections, and site restoration work (landscaping, installing pavers etc.). Contractor's staff will be identifiable by their high-visibility clothing. Where possible, a phone number for a contact person on-site will be provided on notices, to answer questions about work near your property. At other times, the contractor may knock on your door, but will then step away the required distance to discuss the work that is taking place and what can be expected that day. Please practice physical distancing with workers so everyone can remain safe. If you have questions, call the contact provided on this notice. Important information for owners of sprinkler systems / heated driveways and private landscaping features. Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard) to avoid damage. This includes items such as landscaping (plants and pavers), decorative objects, sprinkler systems or heated driveways. If you have a sprinkler system or heated driveway, please contact the Public Consultation Unit listed below. Water Service Disruptions: From time-to-time, the water supply to your property will be shut-off to complete construction; the contractor will provide notice at least 24-hours in advance. Throughout the work, it is recommended that you temporarily disconnect any water treatment systems (i.e. softeners or filters), water-cooled air conditioners or similar plumbing fixtures. Automatic lawn sprinkler systems may also be affected, therefore, you may need to water manually. In the event you did not receive advance notice, the City may have needed to use an emergency water shut off to complete work.
Substandard Water Service Replacement: Please take the time to read the attached fact sheet carefully as it contains important information on lead in drinking water and how to prepare for replacement. If you want to replace the private portion of the water service pipe, the City of Toronto recommends that you obtain several quotes before selecting a contractor. PLEASE NOTE: The City is not able to get involved in any contract to have work done on private property. Property owners are responsible for ensuring contractors do not interfere with the work being done on City property. Learn more at www.toronto.ca/leadpipes. Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the work zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Driveway Access: The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times. Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets. Parking: Parking in the active work zone is not permitted as space is needed for construction equipment and materials. This project will affect on-street parking. If your parked vehicle affects construction work, it will be relocated with no charge to the owner. Please call 416-808-2222 for its location. Parking Violation Notice: In an effort to reduce ticketing due to construction, the City encourages communities with construction to be patient as neighbours may need to temporarily relocate vehicles. If enforcement is called, enforcement must issue a yellow parking violation notice (ticket). If you receive a yellow notice during this construction work, do the following within 15 days of the notice date: 1) Contact the site inspector or person listed on the Construction Notice and give them the yellow notice number. 2) Dispute the parking violation notice online or in person following the process listed on the reverse side of the parking violation notice. You may use this construction notice as part of the explanation of why the violation should be cancelled. Please note: violation notices cannot be cancelled if vehicles are parked in illegal parking spots (i.e. in front of a fire hydrant or in no parking zones). City Owned Trees: Due to the nature of this project, the City will have to remove 3 street trees from the City's boulevard. Affected properties will receive a separate notice. For street trees removed due to construction, the City will plant a replacement tree of at least 60mm in diameter. Trees in the removal area will be replaced with a 3:1 ratio of naturalization planting including tree whips and shrubs and will be overseen by the City's Parks, Recreation & Forestry Division. Garbage and 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. Restoration: Areas affected by construction will be restored. Winter Shut Down: During the winter shutdown, the road and sidewalks will be temporarily restored. All roadways and sidewalks will remain and accessible to the public. A Construction update will be issued before work re-starts in 2021.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact us.
Public Consultation Unit
Steven Ziegler, 416-392-2896, firstname.lastname@example.org
TTY Hearing Impaired Service
416-338-0889 (7 Days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays)
Thank you for your patience. Building a great city takes time. Better infrastructure for all of us is worth the wait.