The City of Burlington and Halton Region are making improvements to several of the streets located in the area of New Street and Drury Lane.
Construction has started and is anticipated to be complete in fall 2017.
Updates will be posted to this web page throughout the duration of the project. To subscribe, see top right corner of page.
This project includes improvements to the following streets:
Section 1: Courtland Drive - Drury Lane to Waterloo Street
Full depth road reconstruction including curbing and sidewalks. Replacement of existing asphalt roadway. Enhancements to extend the life of the watermain on Tallman Avenue.
Full depth, full width asphalt replacement. Curb and sidewalk replacement. Watermain replacement (full length).
Section 4: New Street - Martha Street to west of Guelph Line
Full depth, full width asphalt replacement. Curb and sidewalk replacement as needed. The existing width of the roadway will remain the same. Watermain replacement (full length) and wastewater main replacement and rehabilitation (partial length).
Section 5: New Street - East of Guelph Line to Cumberland Avenue
Asphalt resurfacing. Curb and sidewalk replacement as needed. The existing width of the roadway will remain the same. Watermain replacement (full length).
Section 6: Drury Lane - New Street to Fairview Street - (excludes intersection at Drury/Prospect Street, refer to Section 8)
Full width asphalt shave and pave (50mm depth). Curb and sidewalk replacement as needed. Base asphalt repair as needed. Enhancements to extend the life of the watermain.
Section 7: Drury Lane - Fairview Street to north end
Full depth road reconstruction including curbing and sidewalks. Urbanization of roadway including curbing and boulevard enhancements. Watermain replacement (full length).
Section 8: Drury Lane at Prospect Street - Intersection Improvements
Full depth road widening including curbing and sidewalks. Replacement of existing asphalt roadway. New traffic signal. Watermain replacement approximately 50m in each direction and wastewater main replacement on Prospect Street from Joyce Street to Ashley Avenue.
|Detours and Closures|
To facilitate the construction of the watermain and wastewater main on New Street and Drury Lane, road closures on New Street will be required. Please see the chart below for timing and locations.
Courtland Drive, Tallman Avenue, Stinson Avenue and Drury Lane north of Fairview Street will be closed during the reconstruction works. Please see the chart below for timing.
Local access will be maintained for residents and business owners for all road closures.
Detours via Lakeshore Road or Fairview Street are in place. for thru traffic will be detoured to either Lakeshore Road or Fairview Street, via on-road signage.
Burlington Transit users will experience detours and schedule changes from March 21 until September 2016. View information about transit detours and maps.
For specific inquires, please contact Garth Rowland at 905-335-7869, ext 7362. For other transit information, visit burlingtontransit.ca.
|Information for Homeowners|
For the duration of the construction, the five-hour maximum limit for street parking will not apply when your driveway is inaccessible or closed. In this situation, please park on neighbouring streets, were there is no construction. Please do not:
If you have any questions about parking, please contact Parking Services at 905-335-7816.
Please continue to put your garbage and recycling out on the usual day. It is the contractors' responsibility to move your garbage to a location that can be easily accessed by the garbage truck and return your garbage containers. In order to help the contractor, we ask that you write your house number on your garbage cans and recycling bins.
Access to Your Home
During normal construction hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), vehicle access to and from your property may be difficult, and driveways may be temporarily closed when work is being carried out in the immediate area.
The inspector or contractor will notify you of access interruptions prior to the closure.
As with any project of this nature, there may be some disruptions to water services at various times throughout the construction. Residents and businesses will be given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any scheduled water shut down. We thank you for your patience.
You may at times experience some minor vibration as a result of construction equipment. We recommend that you remove small, light objects from shelving around the house to prevent damage.
Lawn Irrigation System
If you have a lawn irrigation system, we recommend that you disconnect and remove any sprinkler heads within the city's road allowance. The city inspector will notify you if your system is affected.
Documents, Reports and Updates
Ongoing updates will be posted throughout the duration of this project.
New Street, between Guelph Line to Burloak Drive is scheduled for resurfacing over the next few years. On April 19, 2016, Burlington City Council approved the staff direction:
"Direct the Executive Director of Capital Works and Director of Transportation Services to carry out an assessment of providing cycling facilities for New Street from Guelph Line to Burloak Drive including city wide public consultation and report back on the results and recommendations to the July 12, 2016
Development and Infrastructure Committee."
In response to this, a number of options and cost estimates have been developed and will be presented at a public meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
At this public meeting, you can provide feedback for the upcoming Committee and Council Meetings. You may also attend and register to speak at the Committee meeting on July 12 and/or the Council meeting on July 18 at City Hall, Council Chambers - Second Floor.
Burlington City Council has directed city staff to bring back to Council some options on how cycling lanes could be included in the construction scheduled along New Street between Martha Street and Cumberland. A public meeting was held on March 9, 2016 to get feedback on the proposed options for cycling lanes.
A staff report with a recommendation will go to the city's Development and Infrastructure Committee on March 22, 2016.
A public information meeting about the improvements to streets in the New Street and Drury Lane area was held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Central Arena. This meeting provided an opportunity to review the project drawings, the schedule, and any potential construction disruptions from the proposed works.
For more information about this project, contact:
Bob Jurk, CET, PmP
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext.7682