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Lorne Street Project

The City of St. Catharines will be undertaking construction activities on Lorne Street between Eastchester Avenue and Regional Road 81 (Westchester Avenue) in the Spring of 2017. Work will begin by the Spring of 2017 and is expected to last 16 to 20 weeks. Full details on the project are listed below. 

Project Overview

Project Number: P14-067 Lorne Street

Construction Area: Lorne Street between Eastchester Avenue and Regional Road 81 (Westchester Avenue)

Estimated start date: Spring 2017

Construction duration: up to 20 weeks

Project Contacts

Consultant Contact

Name:   Mr. Adam Keane, P.Eng.

Title:     Engineering Manager, Upper Canada Consultants

Phone:   (905) 688-9400


City Contact

Name:   Ms. Samantha Downing, P. Eng.

Title:     Project Manager

Phone:   (905) 688-5601 ext. 1610


Give Feedback

Your feedback could be incorporated into the final project plan and tender process. If you have concerns and suggestions, please let us know

Come to our Public Information Session

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  • 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Burgoyne Woods Room (3rd Floor)
  • City Hall - 50 Church St.

If you can't make the Public Information Session and have question or comments please email one of the project contacts.

What We're Doing

  1. Replacing the existing Cast Iron (C.I.) watermain.
  2. Constructing a new storm sewer
  3. Replacing the existing sanitary sewer
  4. Constructing curbs on both sides of the road
  5. Repaving the road
  6. Replacing the existing sidewalks with new, wider sidewalks
  7. Replacing the existing paved swales with grass boulevards

Work Area Map

Lorne 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.


  • Lorne Street may be reduced to one lane of traffic during the day (Monday to Friday).
  • Two lanes of traffic will be open during evenings and weekends.
  • Best efforts will be made to allow access to homes and business at all times. However, there may be minor interruptions from time to time.
  • If possible we recommend taking routes which do not involve Lorne Street.


  • Best efforts will be made to maintain sidewalks at all times.
  • 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 and/or service lines.
  • 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.
  • Given that water shut offs will happen during the construction period we recommend keeping a 72- hour supply of water available in case of emergency.

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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