Niagara Stone Road Watermain Replacement Project
(approx. 650m North of Airport Road to 600m South of Line 4 Road)
O’Hara Trucking and Excavating is scheduled to start on this project the week of August 1, 2022. The work will consist of the replacement of the watermain on Niagara Stone Road from approx. 650m North of Airport Road to 600m South of Line 4 Road. The work will take approximately 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Commencing prior to the start date, DBA Services Inc. will begin pre-construction surveys of the homes fronting on the construction site. The survey is being done to establish the pre- construction condition of buildings and properties prior to the commencement of any construction activities (at no cost to the homeowner). A representative from the inspection company will be requesting access to homes during the next two weeks. It is in the best interest of each homeowner that these representatives be allowed access to complete a survey before any work begins. A notice will follow from the pre-condition company and will detail the process along with health and safety precautions.
At times there may be some inconvenience to you during the construction period and we respectfully request your patience and co-operation during this period. There will be temporary daily road disruptions as the contractor completes the watermain installation, but some work may last for longer periods. Should access to your driveway be interrupted, you will be given notice from the contractor. Access to driveways will be restored daily. Typical work hours will be 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
If your property is disturbed during construction, our Contractor will carry out any necessary repairs as quickly as possible. With respect to sod restoration, please be advised that the Town’s Contractor will be responsible for watering and condition of the sodded areas for a period of 120 days after placement, however, if you have an opportunity, additional watering would assist in sod growth. Please refrain from mowing the sod until such time as the sod begins to root (minimum of 14 days after installation). Restoration timing will be dependent on availability of material and weather conditions.
If you have an irrigation system or invisible fencing within the Municipal Right of Way, you must spray paint (white paint only) or stake out the location of any system within 6 metres of the roadway. Only systems which have been correctly located by the property owner and are damaged by the Contractor will be repaired. The property owner will be responsible for repairs to any system on Municipal property that is damaged which has not been located previously by the owner.
The Construction Inspector will advise you at the beginning of the project if any of your decorative or landscaping items (shrubs, hedges, fences, etc.) are on Municipal Property and are conflicting with the proposed works. It is requested that property owners remove/relocate these conflicts that would otherwise be damaged, destroyed or removed and not replaced by the Contractor to accommodate the proposed works.
For your convenience, an FAQ has been attached to assist you in any potential questions you may have regarding this project. For more information about this project, please visit www.notl.org.
If you have any questions throughout the project concerning the work, please feel free to call the following:
Town’s Project Manager:
Kiefer Paton, C.Tech
905-468-3266 ext. 319
Chris Anders, P. Eng.
(R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.)
905 685 5049 ext.
All future project notices will be delivered to the affected property and posted on the Town’s Website (www.notl.org).
WATERMAIN REPLACEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT
Niagara Stone Road
(approx. 650m North of Airport Road to 600m South of Line 4 Road)
O’Hara Trucking and Excavating is scheduled to start on this project the week of August 1, 2022, and is anticipated to take approximately 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting.
This project was included in the 2021 Capital Budget and consists of the installation of 1300 meters of 250mm diameter PVC Watermain and 1300 meters of asphalt trench and lane restoration.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What work is the Town doing?
The Town is constructing a new watermain along Regional Road No. 55 (Niagara Stone Road) from approx. 650m North of Airport Road to 600m South of Line 4 Road).
2. Why is the Town completing this project?
To upgrade the water system capacity and reliability in the Town of Niagara-on-the- Lake.
- Who approved this project?
This project was included in the 2022 Capital Budget and was approved by Town Council.
- When is this project expected to begin and end?
Work is expected to begin the week of August 1, 2022.
The project should be completed in approximately three (3) months.
Sod restorations will begin when all water system replacements and transfers are complete and as weather permits.
- What are the working hours for this project?
The Town’s Contractor’s regular working hours are from 7 am to 5 pm. These hours are consistent with the Town bylaws.
6. I live or own a business in the project area. Will I have access to my driveway?
Due to construction activities, the Contractor may need to block your driveway for a short time. You will be contacted in advance to arrange for the best time and an alternate access if needed. If you need immediate access to your driveway, the Contractor will make arrangements to quickly allow access in and out of your driveway.
- What do I need to do if I have an irrigation or sprinkler system?
If you have an irrigation system or invisible fencing within the Municipal Right of Way, you must spray paint (white paint only) or stake out the location of any system within 6 metres of the roadway before the project begins. Only systems that the property owner has correctly located will be repaired if damaged by the Contractor. The property owner will be responsible for repairs to any system on Municipal property if it is damaged and was not located previously by the owner.
You may wish to move any sprinkler lines to a location inside your private property to avoid damage.
- How will tree trimming be addressed?
If tree branches within the right-of-way interfere with construction, the Contractor will have the trees pruned before equipment enters the tree's drip line.
The Contractor will ask property owners for permission before cutting any branches on private property. If you do not allow the Contractor onto your property to trim the branches, the branches will be cut vertically at the property line.
- Should I expect an interruption in my water service?
Connection of the new watermain to the existing system will result in potential service disruptions several times throughout the duration of the project. Affected residents and business owners will receive written notice with a minimum of 48 hours advance notice of scheduled construction that affects your water supply.
Temporary service disruptions will occur when each property owner’s water supply is switched over to the new system. These disruptions typically last for 30 minutes or less and will only affect one home at a time.
- Will waste collection be impacted?
Affected property owner’s garbage, recycling, and organics containers will continue to be picked up on their regularly scheduled day. It is the Contractor’s responsibility to move garbage, recycling, and organics bins to a location where collection vehicles can pick them up. Empty containers will be returned to their corresponding addresses. Please make sure your house number is clearly marked on each bin.
- What about sod restoration?
The Town’s Contractor will be responsible for the watering and conditioning of the sodded areas for a period of 120 days after placement; however, if you have an opportunity, additional watering will assist in sod growth. Please refrain from mowing the sod until such time as the sod begins to root (minimum of 14 days after installation). Restoration timing will be dependent on the availability of material, and weather condition.
- When will the road be repaired as a result of construction?
The Contractor will start restoring the road, and boulevard area once all replacements and service transfers are complete, and as weather permits.
- What about Private-side servicing?
The Contractor will replace the water service pipe to your service box (the round valve near the property line).
As the pipe between the service box and the building is probably the same age and condition as the watermain, residents may wish to replace it to ensure a constant supply of high-quality drinking water to your tap. This is the property owner’s responsibility; the Town cannot complete work on private property.
- What happens if there is a deficiency once construction is completed?
All Town road reconstruction projects contain a one-year warranty from the time of substantial completion. After construction concludes on a project, a walkthrough of the site will take place by the Town's Project Manager. Any deficiencies will be recorded and submitted to the Contractor for repair. A second walkthrough will take place the following year, just before the one-year warranty has expired. Again, any deficient work will be recorded for the Contractor to correct. Any deficiencies identified by the homeowner after the one-year warranty period has lapsed will not be the Contractor's responsibility to rectify. If the homeowner identifies a deficiency within one year of construction, please contact the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-3266.
- Will the entire project area be closed for the duration of the project?
This project does not incorporate any road closures and, therefore, access to all businesses and residents will be in place for the entire project. There may be a partial lane closure close to the end of the project, and Town Staff will advise accordingly as required.
- Is there a suggested detour route?
No. A specific detour route has not been established as the road will remain open.