Construction Notices


Project Contact

Nathan Guindon - Project Supervisor

Phone : 613-551-4440

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Location

map of construction area 

visual depiction of street reconstruction

Background

The reconstruction of Fifth Street from Sydney Street to Amelia Street includes the complete rehabilitation of 230m 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 two existing watermains on the street and the installation of a new watermain. The reconstructed roadway will include new curbs, new asphalt pavement and new 1.5m sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

Work also 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 is 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.

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 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 in the construction notice.

Utilities

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

Driveway Access

Access to driveways may 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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Sod Care Notice

September 16, 2002

As part of the recent construction project on Fifth Street from Amelia Street to Sydney Street, restoration includes the need for new sod to be installed.  A sod care notice has been added to the Construction notice section of this page.


Water Service Disruption Notice

August 12, 2020

Residents on Fifth Street from Sydney Street to Amelia Street, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Tuesday, August 13, 2020, starting at approximately 7:30 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 – 2020-08-12” is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.


Water Service Disruption Notice and Connection to Temporary Water

June 29, 2020

Residents on Fifth Street from Sydney Street to Amelia Street, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, starting at approximately 8:00 AM. The water service will be reinstated before 4:00 PM, provided we do not experience unforeseen circumstances.  

This water service disruption is required to connect Residents on Fifth Street to the temporary overland potable watermain.  The Contractor will be going door to door once the 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 Noticeto connect to the system.  Residents can find a hard copy of the “Connection to Temporary Water Notice (2020-06-29)” and Water Service Disruption Notice (2020-06-29)”  in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox. 


Road Closure Notice

June 25, 2020

Fifth Street East will be closed from Sydney Street to Amelia Street starting Monday June 29 until Friday August 28, 2020 while the reconstruction of the street takes place. A temporary detour will be in place while the work occurs.

The City of Cornwall thanks all motorists for their cooperation. If you require any additional information please contact the Department of Infrastructure & Municipal Works at (613) 932-5354.

Fifth Street Detour Map

Sydney St - Fifth St Detour Map


Start of Construction Notice

May 14, 2020

City employees have delivered Construction Notices to residents on Fifth Street from Sydney Street to Amelia Street for the Reconstruction of Fifth Street 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 hardcopy 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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