Queen Street – 2021 Resurfacing Program

Posted on Thursday July 22, 2021

Queen Street  s scheduled to be repaved by the City of St. Catharines under the 2021 Road Resurfacing Program (Part ll). Work may include minor curb repairs, sidewalk replacement, installation of a subdrain if required, manhole adjustments, milling and asphalt repaving.

The above project has been awarded and the successful Contractor is Rankin Construction Limited. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start July 28, 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in four (4) weeks, (weather permitting).

This project will include the following works on the following streets:

  • Queen Street from St Paul Street to King Street.
  • Queen Street from Church Street to Duke Street.

To protect construction workers and to complete the work safely and cost effectively, temporary lane closures may be required, and traffic may be unavoidably congested at these times. Such closures will be minimized as much as possible; however, at such times, the Contractor will provide traffic control personnel. Although the Contractor is required to provide safe pedestrian access, care is requested when walking through the construction zone.

Parking Restrictions

The work will require us to limit on-street parking during construction. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable due to the nature of the work, as crews need room to dig and bring materials in and out of the site safely. Residents and businesses are requested to please find alternative parking on adjacent streets when required during construction.

Construction information and details

• Construction will take place in stages, and there may be delays between each stage. In the event it can’t take place during the day, it is possible work may take place at night.
• If your driveway curb is replaced and part of your driveway is disturbed, that portion of the driveway (typically, one metre) will also be replaced.
• The City guarantees all workmanship and materials for one year after completion of the construction activity.
• Any updates on the project will be posted to www.stcatharines.ca/2021Resurfacing.
• For more information on the steps involved, refer to www.stcatharines.ca/Paving.

Residents, please note

  • Access to your driveway may be interrupted for three to five days to pour curbs and/or reinstate the driveway. Every effort will be made to maintain access to abutting properties and to minimize inconvenience to businesses, residents and pedestrians.
  • The Contractor is required to provide you with advance notice when access to your property will be interrupted. Residents should mark in the field fixtures such as sprinkler heads and sprinkler systems prior to construction. The City will not be responsible for any damages to fixtures that were not marked.
  • In some cases, your property (lawn and driveway) may be disturbed during construction. The contractor will carry out the necessary restoration, which in some cases will include the placement of new sod.
  • Driveways, if disturbed, will be repaired with the same material as existing. Always avoid contact with hot asphalt or any construction material.
  • The limits of construction will be marked out for each street. As a resident of this street, if there are any concerns regarding work which you feel may need to be addressed, and if it is work
  • that could be considered under this contract, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can determine if these concerns can be accommodated. Once the Contractor is pouring concrete, it may be too late. So please forward your concerns as soon as possible.
  • This project is being planned under the planning and design process for a Schedule A+ undertaking as defined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007 & 2011). Schedule A+ projects are generally limited in scale and include normal municipal maintenance and operational activities with minimal adverse environmental impacts. Schedule A+ projects are pre-approved; however, the public is to be notified prior to project commencement.

A construction inspector representing the City will be present on-site and can be contacted for information. We look forward to working with you and having our Contractor complete this project in a professional and timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact:

Jim Stranges, C.E.T.            Imtiaz Ahmad, P.Eng.                      Jason Trombetta
Project Supervisor              Design and Construction Engineer     Construction Inspector
City of St. Catharines          City of St. Catharines                      City of St. Catharines
905.688.5601 ext. 1606      905.688.5601 ext. 1608                  jtrombetta@stcatharines.ca
jstranges@stcatharines.ca   Iahmad@stcatharines.ca

The City of St. Catharines recognizes that road construction is an inconvenience to residents and business owners. We thank you for your patience and your cooperation in this matter.

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