Construction Notices


Project Contact

Kyle McIntosh - Project Supervisor

Phone : 613-362-5369

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Location

map of construction area

 visual depiction of street reconstruction

Background

The reconstruction of Louisa Street, from Montreal Road to First Street includes the complete rehabilitation of 430m 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 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.

Work also includes the installation of a new watermain on Louisa Street between Montreal Road and Walton Street. The existing watermain between Walton Street and First Street is to remain in place, as it was rehabilitated via watermain relining in 2016. The reconstructed roadway will include new curbs, new asphalt pavement and a new 1.8m sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. The sidewalk on the east side of the roadway will not be replaced; the boulevard will instead be reinstated with topsoil and sod.

Temporary Water Service

In the areas where the watermain is being replaced, 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 who 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 on your 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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Water Service Disruption Notice 

September 3, 2020

Residents on Louisa Street from Montreal Road to First Street, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Friday, September 4, starting at approximately 9:00 AM. The water service will be reinstated before 4:00 PM, provided we do not experience unforeseen circumstances.


Concrete Works Construction Notice

August 24, 2020

Residents on Louisa Street from Montreal Road to First Street East are advised that as a result of construction activities, access driveways will be limited starting Monday September 14, 2020 for approximately 3-5 business days while concrete curbs and sidewalks are being constructed. Residents can find a hardcopy of the Concrete Works Notice in their mailbox or around the primary entrance to their dwelling, should they not have a mailbox.  A digital copy of the Concrete Works Notice is available under the ‘Construction Notices’ section of this page.


Water Service Disruption Notice 

August 11, 2020

Residents on Louisa Street from Montreal Road to First Street, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Tuesday, August 11, starting at approximately 8:30 AM. The water service will be reinstated before 5:00 PM, provided we do not experience unforeseen circumstances.


Water Service Disruption Notice 

June 25, 2020

Residents on Louisa Street from Montreal Road to First Street, are advised that due to the construction work, their water service will be disrupted for several hours on Friday, June 26, 2020, starting at approximately 12:30 PM. The water service will be reinstated before 6:00 PM, provided we do not experience unforeseen circumstances.


Road Closure Notice

June 18, 2020

Montreal Road will be closed from McConnell Avenue to St Felix Street starting Monday June 22 until Friday July 3, 2020 while work is being completed at the intersection of Louisa Street as part of the road reconstruction project. 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.

Montreal Road Detour Map

Montreal Road Closure for Construction on Louisa Street Street Map


Start of Construction Notice

May 14, 2020

City employees have delivered Construction Notices to residents on Louisa Street from Montreal Road to First Street for the Reconstruction of Louisa 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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