ProjectsRoad Repairs to Amherst Island Flood Damaged Roads
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, a Public Meeting was held at the Amherst Island Fire Hall to gather public input on initial plans for road repairs to Amherst Island roads following flood damage.
Please follow this link for more information on this upcoming project.
Edgewood Road Municipal Drain
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation initiated a petition under the Drainage Act, to determine a solution for drainage for Highway 33 at Edgewood Road. In February 2018, an onsite meeting was held with the design consultant, affected and adjacent landowners, Township staff, and representatives from MTO to discuss the concerns of all concerned parties. In October 2018, an interim consultation meeting was held onsite to discuss the preliminary findings of the Engineer, proposed routes, and to gauge support for the proposed options.
The storm sewer begins on the north side of Highway 33, collects the drainage and conveys it to the south side, and then follows the length of Edgewood Road to the base of the road and continues across Township owned lands to discharge into Lake Ontario. Ditch inlets convey the water from the ditches beside Edgewood Road into the storm sewer, as it approaches the outlet at Lake Ontario. The storm sewer is designed with capacity to convey flows resulting from a 100-year design storm.
In an effort to minimize impacts to residents staff opted to complete remedial waterworks replacements ahead of the drainage project. This makes for a longer construction period but will reduce traffic impacts as the waterworks will have minimal impacts on the road platform. The waterworks portion of the project was undertaken in 2019, and is complete with the exception of some seasonal deficiencies the contractor is working to address.
Phase 2 of the project, the drainage works, is currently in the tendering phase.
Briscoe Park Rehabilitation
Briscoe Park is located at the end of Sir John Johnson Drive, in the Village of Bath. Public consultation was completed in 2018 and the final design includes improved accessibility, safety upgrades, new playground equipment, new trees, and drainage improvements. Upgrades to the park was one of the Recreation projects planned for construction in 2019. Funding for this project is in the approved 2019 capital budget and includes contributions fundraised by the Bath & District Lions Club. Due to timing and weather constraints, the construction phase of the project was pushed back to 2020. After a competitive procurement process, O. Bettschen Construction Ltd. was chosen as the contractor to complete this work. They will be starting to mobilize equipment on to site the week of May 25th. The project is expected to last 4 weeks, although areas will remain off limits until the new grass has a chance to establish.
Bath Main Street Reconstruction
Earlier this year, Loyalist Township successfully applied to the Ministry of Transportation's Connecting Links Program, which provides dedicated provincial funding for road and bridge projects on designated connecting link highways. The approved grant for 2019 was for design work to replace the asphalt on Main Street in Bath, from Centennial Park to the western village limit, as well as rehabilitation of the Bath Creek box culvert at Centennial Park.
Loyalist Township has received funding for the construction phase of this project through the Ministry of Transportation 2020-21 Connecting Links Program. This project is currently in the pre-tender phase, with tendering and construction planned for this year.
Fairfield Park Parking Lot
Loyalist Township will be resurfacing the parking lot at Fairfield park. The project involves removing the existing asphalt surface, adding additional granular material, asphalt pavement, and line painting including the addition of accessible parking spaces. Currently the project is in the design stage. Construction is tentatively planned for mid-September 2020.