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Major Road Construction for Bolton

Road Construction
Written by Patti Foley

On the books since I was Regional Councillor a major road construction project for Bolton is now imminent. Re-construction of King Street from Humber Lea Blvd. to Deer Valley Drive is set to commence in May.

This long-awaited project will mean much-needed improvements to King Street and its sidewalks but will without a doubt impact traffic through the core this summer.  This project will involve also road closures and night work. And, as always,  the best way to deal with the impacts is to stay informed, plan and be prepared, and keep in mind that a much improved road network is the end result. See below for details on the scope of work, timing, etc.

The Region of Peel Project is Olek Garbos, project manager at 905-791-7800 extension 7827

King Street Improvements

Project #16-4635

Scope of the Project: 

Resurfacing to improve roadway performance.
The work includes, but is not limited to:
– cold milling;
– grading;
– hot mix paving;
– removal and replacement of damaged curbs;
– repairs and adjustments to structures;
– placement of pavement markings;
– restoration; and
– minor related works.
Removing existing interlocking and replacing with concrete sidewalk.
Repairing storm culvert under King Street east of Queen Street.
Replacing sanitary sewer on Queen Street north of King Street.
Upgrading the streetlighting and crosswalks at the intersection of King Street and Queen Street, including elements from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
For further details see the Scope of Work drawings HERE

Where:

King Street from Deer Valley Drive to Humber Lea Road.
Queen Street from south of Sterne Street to north of Willow Street.

When:

Preparation work: end of March 2016 to April 2016.
Construction start: May 2016.
Construction finish: September 2, 2016.

Traffic Control:

Temporary road closures will be required.
Ontario Provincial Police will be present during lane closures at all intersections to direct traffic safely.
Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
Barriers and signs will be placed for safety and direction, as required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
For more information see the Proposed Construction Staging and Traffic Detour drawings HERE

Driveway Access:

If we need to block your driveway you will be contacted for alternate access.
We will make sure businesses have access at all times.
Please call the Project Manager if you have special needs related to access or business hours.

Project Updates:

The Region of Peel will keep you informed of any substantial changes in the project scope or schedule.
We are committed to ensuring minimum disruption to your homes and businesses.
Please call the Project Manager or Inspector if you have any special needs.

 

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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8 Comments

  • Have we not endured ENOUGH construction in the last few years….especially on KING ST???

    Not to mention the construction that has started at the s/e corner of station rd and king st west…UNBELEIVABLE, where is our compensation for the BS we must endure and SLEEPLESS nights??? oh wait there isn’t any ..let me just bend over AGAIN…HAVE A GREAT SUMMER PATTY I KNOW WE WONT BE!!!

    • Hi Richard. Thank you for your comments although I have to admit to finding them peculiar. As a 25-year Bolton valley resident I, just like many other residents and commuters, have experienced the same construction “inconveniences” you refer to as well as the ultimate benefits you choose to ignore. I would like to think that most of us see the bigger picture – that we are lucky to live in an area where such improvements are possible and that, as we are fortunately still part of the Region of Peel, dollars from Mississauga and Brampton make the King Street re-construction more affordable for us than it would be if it were on the Town of Caledon tax base alone. I suppose the alternative would be to let the roads and sidewalks deteriorate to the point that re-construction would be more costly and take considerably longer but, in my view, that makes no sense financially or otherwise.

  • What ultimate benefits are you referring to? Before, during or after construction? You would like to think that most of us see the big picture or HOPE??? The roads and sidewalks are not deteriorating in my view to the point where they need to be re-built. I work in construction and it would NOT cost more to have done at a later date. What is the difference if you are tearing up roads and sidewalks if they are 10, 30, 50 or 75% deteriorated, cost is the same. Oh and buy the way did we not just lay the RED interlock recently! But in your view (not the taxpayers) it makes sense, this is just another way to spend our tax dollars when we really don’t need to.

    PS Thankfully we had a mild winter this year, I miss the snow crew removing snow from in front of our home at 2-4am. that is not on the street but on the grass, let the sun melt it!!!.

    • Richard, thank you again for letting me know your thoughts. We will obviously have to agree to disagree on whether improved roads and sidewalks are a benefit to commuters and pedestrians and whether construction would cost more down the road. And, by the way, I am a taxpayer.

  • Your a tax payer that has a voice for the residents, but you TALK like a true one sided politician, what a waste of time to have a comment section when its the towns way and too bad for you the taxpayer with no voice. Please do not ask how we feel about anything that happens in this town because the poor little tax payer has no say…BENDOVER…why bother with websites …agree… to disagree is biggest copout

    again enjoy your summer..i know i wont

  • To clarify, I am neither a politician nor do I work for the Town. I created Just Sayin’ with my own funds, my own voice and my opinions as a taxpayer.

  • I guess Richard does not like good infrastructure. I think it is great idea. Look what King is like now between the town line and humberlea.

    • Thanks for your comments Mike. I agree. The Region did fabulous work on that stretch of road. Bolton deserves these improvements, in my humble opinion.