The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
The City of St. Thomas strives to bring its citizens well-maintained roads, sewers, watermains and parks.
To do this they must have information on all pieces of infrastructure from the size of a sewer pipe to the depth of a sewer manhole to the location of a park. The Infrastructure Management System delivers this type of information by combining data with Geographical Information System (GIS) technology.
By linking a graphical image on a map to data pertaining to an asset, complex maps can be created to give a clear picture of the condition of the city's streets, pipes and parks and thereby direct where tax dollars would best be spent.
This section of the Operations Division of Environmental Services is responsible for the department's Infrastructure Management System (IMS). The IMS is a computer-based tool for storing, manipulation and managing geographic information. It is an inventory of all assets managed by the Environmental Services Department.
The function of the IMS is to create information by integrating data layers to show the original data in different ways and from different perspectives. By implementing this system, staff are able to make better-informed decisions on where capital and operating budgets should be directed.
Currently the IMS houses data on the following infrastructure:
Roads including curb, gutter and sidewalks
Sanitary Sewers including manholes, sewers, outfalls and pumping stations
Storm Sewers including manholes, sewers, catchbasins, drainage areas and stormwater management ponds
Watermains including pipes, hydrants and valves
Parks including tree inventories, park maintenance and trails
By linking various data such as size, length and age to each entity, staff is able to paint a picture of the physical condition of our city's infrastructure.
Data for each entity is gathered from a number of sources including as-built engineering drawings, survey work, fieldwork and GPS.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
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