Construction Notices


Project Contact

Kyle McIntosh - Project Supervisor

Phone: 613-362-5369

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Location

map of construction area

Background

The reconstruction of Baldwin Avenue from First Street to Second Street includes the complete rehabilitation of 170m of roadway, as well as improvements to buried infrastructure, such as the water distribution network and sewer systems.

What to Expect During Construction

Work includes the removal of the existing combined sewer system, which is to be replaced with new storm and sanitary sewers. The separation of combined sewers has the objective of reducing wet weather flows in the sewage system and to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It reduces the potential for basement flooding because flows are lowered in the pipe that are directly connected to houses. Separation also reduces Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) volumes and the potential for bypasses from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to the St. Lawrence River.

Work also includes the installation of a new watermain on Baldwin Avenue between First Street and Second Street. 

The reconstructed roadway will include new curbs, new asphalt pavement and new 1.5m sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. An existing storm sewer is currently located within the boulevard on the east side of the roadway; the storm sewer is to remain in place, with additions and connections to the system included as part of the current scope of work.

Temporary Water Service

Water services will be affected during the construction period. The Contractor will be installing a temporary watermain to service properties; short-duration service interruptions will occur when the temporary water system is installed. You will receive notices of the interruptions a minimum of 24hrs in advance, unless the disruption is a result of unforeseen circumstances, i.e. a watermain break. Notices will also be posted to the 'Construction Notices' section of this webpage.  Residents that subscribe to the page will receive notifications of notices and project updates via email. Please click on the green "Subscribe to this Page" button below to subscribe to the page and receive project updates. The installation of the temporary water supply may result in water service issues such as reduced pressure and increased water temperature. Our apologies for the inconvenience. If your water is warm, run taps until the water is cold. If the issue doesn’t improve, contact the City or Contractor via the contact information provided below.

Utilities

Throughout the duration of construction, you will also see various utility companies (Enbridge, Cornwall Electric, Bell, Cogeco etc.) working within the project area as well. If you encounter any utility related issues throughout construction please contact your utility company directly.

Driveway Access

Access to driveways will be impacted during the construction period; however, access will be restored as quickly as possible. Pedestrian access to all homes and businesses will be maintained during construction. Where the temporary water supply system crosses driveways, the Contractor will install a temporary gravel ramp over the piping for access purposes.  

Construction News

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Disruption of Water Service Notice

May 29, 2020

Residents on Baldwin Av from First St to Second St, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Monday, June 1, 2020, starting at approximately 8:00 AM. The water service will be reinstated before 5:00 PM, provided we do not experience unforeseen circumstances.  Residents can find a hardcopy of the “Disruption of Water Service” notice in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox.  A digital copy of the notice “Disruption of Water Service – 2020-05-29” is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.


Connection to Temporary Water – Baldwin Ave from First Street to Second Street

May 28, 2020

Residents on Baldwin Ave from First Street to Second Street, are advised that on May 28th their water service will be switched over to the temporary overland potable watermain.  Residents may experience a short water service disruption during the switch over.  The Contractor will be going door to door once water is turned off to the municipal system, to connect each building to the temporary water system.  If you are not home at that time, please follow the instruction provided in the Connection to Temporary Water Notice, to connect to the system.  Residents of Baldwin Avenue can find a hard copy of the Connection to Temporary Water Notice in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox.  A digital copy of the notice is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.


Road Closure – Baldwin Ave from First St to Second StBaldwin Road Closure from First Street to Second Street Detour Map

May 22, 2020

Starting Monday May 25th, Baldwin Ave from First St to Second St will be closed, with access for local traffic only. The road closure is required for the reconstruction work, to accommodate the contractor's equipment and to ensure the safety of both workers and the public. The road will be closed for the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2020. Residents of Baldwin Ave can find a hard copy of the Road Closure Notice in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox.  A digital copy of the notice is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.  

The City of Cornwall thanks all motorists for their patience and cooperation.


Start of Construction Notice

May 14, 2020

City employees have delivered Construction Notices to residents on Baldwin Avenue from First to Second Street for the Reconstruction of Baldwin Avenue project.  Construction Notices contain important details on what Resident can expect during construction and who to contact should they have any questions or concerns throughout the project.   Residents can find a hard copy of the notice in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox.  A digital copy of the notice is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.

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