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.
Ten Year Infrastructure Capital Plan
The 10 year capital plan for infrastructure projects within the roadway is available as a map and a table. The City operates and maintains approximately $1 billion worth of assets which require continual rehabilitation and replacement. This clear long term plan will ensure the efficient use of available budgets and maximize asset lifecycles. All streets will be reconstructed using a Complete Streets approach to create attractive and livable streets.
The plan was developed using in-house staff expertise, condition assessment data, risk assessments, and various studies. Projects are prioritized based on a number of factors including risk, most effective timing of rehabilitation to maximize lifecycle, areas with combined sewers, pipe upsizing required for upstream development, water quality improvements, etc. Selecting the projects is complicated by the fact that there are multiple assets (i.e. watermain, sewers, road, streetlights, etc.) within the same roadway that all have varying life expectancies and rehabilitation or replacement needs. For more information on how projects are selected check out the Roads Construction FAQ.
The map includes the pavement condition map and the watermain and sanitary sewer risk maps. The risk is based on the likelihood of failure (i.e. age, material, etc.) and the consequence of failure (i.e. larger pipes impact more users, break on major road disrupts more traffic, etc.).
The plan is based on the best information available to date and will be updated annually. Many of the projects and schedules identified are based on theoretical assumptions and will be adjusted as detailed information is gathered. The plan assumes that future rate adjustments identified in the water and sewer financial plans are implemented and that provincial and federal funding continue as projected. There is an identified annual funding deficit for tax related roadway assets of approximately $2 million/year.
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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