Moffatt Street Reconstruction Project

The City of St. Catharines will be undertaking construction activities on Moffatt Street from the North Limit to the South Limit. Full details on the project are listed below. 

Project Overview


Project Number: P15-066

Construction Area: Moffatt Street: North Limit to South Limit

Estimated Start Date: Construction to commence late August 2020

Construction Duration: approximately 4 months

NOTE: Abutting properties have received a notification prior to construction commencing.


Project Contacts

Consultant Contact

Company: Kerry T. Howe Engineering LTD.

Name:   Mr. Kerry Howe Jr., P. Eng.

Title:     Project Manager

Phone:  905.688.6550 ext. 235



City Contact

Name:  Imtiaz Ahmad, P. Eng.

Title:    Design and Construction Engineer

Phone:  905.688.5601 ext. 1668



Public Information Centre

A Public Information Centre has been arranged to provide an opportunity for individuals, interest groups and agencies to review the proposed design.

The City of St. Catharines and Consultant Staff will be present to answer questions and discuss the project.  The Information Centre will be held on

  • July 10, 2018
  • 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • City of St. Catharines Fire Station #4 - Corporate Training Room
  • 427 Merritt St.St. Catharines, Ontario

    You are encouraged to attend the Public Information Session.

If you can't make the Public Information Session and want more information please see the information presented below or contact one of the project contacts.

Moffatt Street Reconstruction Drawing #1 - South End (PDF)

Moffatt Street Reconstruction Drawing #2 - North End (PDF)

Moffatt Street Reconstruction Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

What We're Doing


The Moffatt Street area is an isolated pocket of residential homes on the west side of the former Welland Canal valley lands with a number of recent and future housing developments. The existing roadway has reached the end of its useful life requiring a new road platform. The proposed works will include road and drainage improvements, new sidewalk along the west side of Moffatt Street, minor trail entrance improvements, new streetlighting, and minor watermain connection replacements.

Construction will commence late August 2020.

Construction Map

Moffat Street Construction Map

How the Work Will Affect You

Your Property

  • Damage to boulevards and/or driveway aprons due to construction will be restored once the project is complete.
  • If your boulevard or driveway is damaged during construction and is not restored, please contact us.
  • A pre-construction inspection will be conducted on all properties directly abutting the proposed work area to determine the current condition of the buildings. This inspection is NOT performed by City staff, but by a company that specializes in this type of work.  The pre-construction inspector will contact you directly prior to the start of construction in order for you to provide them with your approval to enter your property to complete the inspection. This information is then used to determine the extent of the contractor’s responsibility in the unlikely event that your property is damaged during construction.


  • Moffatt Street may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the day (Monday to Friday) particularly with yielding traffic around construction equipment.
  • Two lanes of traffic will be open on Moffatt Street during evenings and weekends with possible reductions to one lane around construction equipment, if required.
  • Best efforts will be made to allow access to homes and business at all times. However, there may be minor delays and interruptions from time to time.


  • Best efforts will be made to maintain sidewalks however it is anticipated that the sidewalk will be closed for the majority of construction for the sake of limited road width and being able to keep vehicles maneuverings around construction equipment. Every effort will be made to minimize the disruptions.
  • Please contact us ASAP if you have specific accessibility requirements or concerns.

Water Shut Off

  • At points during construction, your water service will need to be shut off. This has to be done in order for crews to install new water mains.
  • You will be notified in advance of all planned water shut offs.
  • There is also the possibility for emergency unplanned water shut offs. These can happen when watermains burst or when service lines are ruptured. Crews will restore your water service as quickly as possible during these circumstances.
  • For both planned and unplanned water shut offs, once water service is restored we recommend running a cold water tap for 5 minutes prior to drinking tap water.

 Next Steps

Residents in the area will be notified again prior to the start of construction to advise them about the project contractor, when construction is actually expected to begin and for how long. You will also be provided contact information for the on-site inspector should you have any questions or concerns during construction. 
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