Frequently Asked Questions - Heritage Trail Temporary Closure

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HERITAGE TRAIL REHABILITATION - TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Public Notice - Project Extension 

What is happening on the Heritage Trail, and why is part of it closed?
How long will this work take?
Who approved this project?
How is the Heritage Trail rehabilitation being funded?
Will this work cause any disruption to nearby properties? Will it be noisy, disruptive, or produce foul smells?
How has safety to nearby properties been considered and addressed?
Is there any risk to health and safety for those close to the area?
Will this rehabilitation work impact any significant heritage features?

Should we expect additional projects like this in the future?
Who should I contact if I have further questions regarding the Heritage Trail Rehabilitation project?

 

What is happening on the Heritage Trail, and why is part of it closed?

From Charlotte Street and East West Line, the Heritage Trail is closed to all through traffic to allow for rehabilitation work. This entails removing the top layer of soil (in some areas), installing a granular base, installing limestone screenings, replacing a trail crossing culvert, and removing dead trees and stumps.

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How long will this work take?

This rehabilitation work timeline has been extended, with a tentative reopening date scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2021.

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Who approved this project?

Town Council approved the rehabilitation of this section of trail at the regular Council meeting on November 23, 2020, based on a recommendation from the Heritage Trail Committee.

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How is the Heritage Trail rehabilitation being funded?

Funds for this section of trail rehabilitation have all come from private donations.

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Will this work cause any disruption to nearby properties? Will it be noisy, disruptive, or produce foul smells?

Various construction equipment will be used (e.g. excavator, dump truck, compactor); therefore, some noise is to be expected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. This work is not likely to produce any foul smells or disrupt any nearby properties. All work will be contained to Town-owned land.

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How has safety to nearby properties been considered and addressed?

Notices will be posted at all entrances to this section of the trail, advising the public of the temporary closure. Much of the trail that borders the neighbours has a reasonably dense tree line, so no safety concerns have been identified.

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Is there any risk to health and safety for those close to the area?

No. This work does not pose any health and safety risk to those close to the area.

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Will this rehabilitation work impact any significant heritage features?

No. This rehabilitation work will not impact any heritage features.

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Should we expect additional projects like this in the future?

Yes. The Heritage Trail Committee has been tasked with rehabilitating the Heritage Trail from John Street to York Road. This project is being completed in phases; this construction will complete Phase 1 of 4.

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Who should I contact if I have further questions regarding the Heritage Trail Rehabilitation project?

Additional questions regarding the Heritage Trail Rehabilitation project can be directed to the Town Offices by calling 905-468-3266 or emailing info@notl.com.

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