The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise businesses and residents that Simcoe Street North (Regional Road 2) between Colborne Street and Bond Street will be under construction beginning July 16. The proposed work will include road rehabilitation, watermain and sanitary sewer reconstruction.
The Region’s contractor, Sam Rabito Construction Ltd., will mobilize their equipment and personnel to commence work the week of July 16, and plan to complete the project by the end of December.
CONSTRUCTION STAGING / ROAD CLOSURES
Staged road closures will occur on Simcoe Street. The Region has developed a staging plan for the reconstruction, as detailed below. The staging will minimize the impact to businesses, residents and motorists, while providing a safe work zone for the construction workers.
During the closures, access will be maintained for local residents and businesses within the limits of the closure at all times, but entry and exit through the construction site within the road closure limits will be determined by the progression of the construction. All local businesses will remain open during the road closures and will be accessible at all times by pedestrian traffic. Waste collection and bus routes will continue during road closure but will be temporarily modified.
Stage One: Simcoe Street from Bond Street to the north side of Richmond Street shall be completed within 8 weeks.
Stage Two: Simcoe Street from north side of Richmond Street to the north side of William Street shall be completed within 6 weeks, after completion of stage one.
Stage Three: Simcoe Street from north side of William Street to Colborne Street East shall be completed within 6 weeks, after completion of stage two.
Stage Four: A one night road closure on Simcoe Street from Bond Street to Colborne Street will be implemented at the end of the project, to complete paving and required line painting.
TEMPORARY WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS
In order to complete this work without frequent interruptions to the residential/business water supply, an above ground temporary water supply system will be implemented until all service replacements are completed within each individual block. The temporary water supply system will be connected to the existing services at each individual residence/business, and the water usage will not be metered while construction is ongoing.
The Region realizes that the work will be disruptive and will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. The buses have temporarily been re-routed to Mary Street.
Bob Malcolmson, CEO & General Manager of the Greater Oshawa Chamber has requested that the Region bring the buses back onto Simcoe Street from the temporary Mary Street stop as soon as possible. The merchants on Simcoe Street (the Bond to Richmond Street Block) have told the Chamber they have lost 50 to 70% of walk in business as they rely on the bus traffic to survive.
Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Gummer, Project Supervisor from the Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department. at 905-668-7711 or 1-800-372-1102 extension 3427 or
. After hours, construction emergency calls should be directed to 1-800-372-1104.