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Further to our June 9, 2017 Notice of Road Work, more disruptive work that will require road closures and detours is expected to commence starting the week of July 10, 2017. Periods of alternating single lane traffic along with full road closure and detour will be established along this section of Beverly Street which is required to complete the following construction:
Flaggers in place. For much of the project, Beverly Street will experience traffic delays and closures. Public access to businesses will remain open at all times during road closures. There will be periods of alternating single lane traffic and detour routes will be established during time of complete road closure. Please refer to the attached map for possible detour route.
Q:Why are major roadwork projects done in the spring and summer?
A:The drier weather makes the work faster and less expensive. Taxpayers get good
value for their dollar and the neighbourhoods are impacted for less time than if
we did the work in the winter months. Traffic volumes are generally lower in the
summer months and therefore roadwork impacts fewer drivers.
Q:Why not do the work at night?
A:Working at night would have less impact on traffic, however, the noise from the
equipment would be too disruptive to residents.
Q:Why does it take so long?
A:Paving can be done quite quickly, taking only a few days to cover several block.
However, in order to avoid paving the street and then having to tear up the asphalt
to make another infrastructure repair, the Municipality coordinates major roadwork
projects so that any repairs to sewer, water or utilities are made prior to paving.
Underneath the road surface are sewer, water, and gas pipes; electrical power, cable,
and telephone line conduits also occupy the space under the road. The area in which
crews have to work is very small and crowded with all of these utilities. This crowded
work space as well as the hazards of working underground make the work difficult.
Q:What times can crews work?
A:Construction on a street is permitted between the following hours:
7:00am to 8:00pm - Monday through Friday
There are times when work is done outside these hours. In special cases, where if
the work was done during regular hours, public safety could be compromised, or when
it is deemed that to do the work overnight would be less disruptive than to work
during regular hours, an exemption from these hours is granted by Council.
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