Construction Notices


Project Contact

Benjamin Sinfield - Project Supervisor

Phone : 613-662-5731

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2022 Pescod Asphalt Resurfacing Map


The City will be rehabilitating Pescod Avenue, from Second Street West to Queen Street. The Contractor completing the work on behalf of the City is Malyon Excavation. 

What to Expect During Construction

The work on your street includes:

  1. Milling the Roadway (Removing the top layer of asphalt)
  2. Installing New Catchbasins and Storm Sewer Leads
  3. Replacing Covers on Existing Maintenance Holes and Catchbasins
  4. Replacing Small Sections of Curbs and Sidewalks
  5. Paving the Roadway (Placing new asphalt)
  6. Restoration (New Topsoil & Sod and Repairing Driveways/Walkways where necessary)

Before the work starts, you may see utility companies (Enbridge, Bell, etc.) on your street. They are moving infrastructure they own to accommodate the work. If you have any service disruptions, please contact them directly.

As part of this project, the Contractor will be removing the top layer of asphalt on your roadway using what's called a milling machine. The machine grinds up the old asphalt into very small pieces that look like granular (gravel). From there, it's transported to a different location and reused. This year, the old asphalt is being used on the paths at Guindon Park.

The City will be replacing catch basins and storm sewer pipes to improve drainage on your street. Frames and covers on existing maintenance holes and catchbasins are also being replaced if they are broken or no longer meet City standards. Others will be adjusted if they are too low or too high. Replacing and adjusting covers improves both drainage and the rideability of the roadway.

There may be days where you don't see the Contractor on site between the different stages (1-6). This is a normal part of the process. The Contractor has different crews that do different types of work.

The Contractor will be replacing small sections of curb or sidewalks that are in very poor condition. They will also add tactile walking surface indicators at the end of sidewalks. This helps people with low or no vision know they are close to the road.

There may be times where you don't have access to your driveway. For example, if curb or sidewalk in front of your house is being replaced, you will not be able to park in your driveway when it is being formed and poured. We will do our best to let you know ahead of time. Once the concrete hardens (usually after two or three days), you will be able to use your driveway again.

After the other work is complete, the Contractor will pave your roadway with 50mm of new asphalt. By removing and replacing the top layer of asphalt (and fixing drainage issues), the lifespan of your roadway increases.

The City anticipates that it may be necessary to close the road for short periods of time, so that the Contractor is able to work safely. There may also be times where you won't have access to your driveway during construction. The City will make every effort to ensure that it's restored as quickly as possible. Pedestrian access to homes and businesses will always be available during construction.

If you have any concerns, please give us a call or e-mail us using the contact information provided on this page.

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 Construction Notice

Anticipated Start Date: Week of June 27th, 2022

The City of Cornwall will be undertaking the resurfacing of Pescod Av from Queen St to Second St West. This project is part of the Council approved 2022 Capital Budget.


What To Expect During Construction?

  • At the onset of construction, you should expect to see the Contractor bring equipment on-site and prepare the work area; you may also see paint marks on the roadway and flags in the boulevard which indicate the location of any buried infrastructure (gas mains, electrical, sewers, etc.).
  • The Contractor will be replacing catch basins and adjusting existing Catch basins and maintenance holes throughout the street.
  • The Contractor will be installing new concrete curbs on both sides of the street.
  • The Contractor will then be milling 50mm of existing asphalt on this section of the street, and repaving 50mm shortly after.


Working Hours: Standard work hours are from 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. Work after hours and on weekends may be required in an emergency.

Road & Sidewalk Access : While the sidewalk and curbs are being formed and poured, you will not be able to park in your driveway. We will let you know ahead of time. Once the concrete hardens (usually after two or three days), you will be able to use your driveway again.

Driveway Access: The Contractor will notify you of any access restrictions to your driveway.

Accessibility:  Residents with accessibility requirements should contact the project team. The City is happy to make any necessary accommodations during construction.

Traffic Management: Please expect traffic delays during construction. Residents should also expect an increase in traffic on nearby streets.

Parking: Parking in the active work area is not permitted during construction. Parking will be the responsibility of the property owner. Any vehicles parked in an active work area will be towed if the owner is not available.

Garbage & Recycling: Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an alternate location and return them. Please label your bins with your civic address.

Restoration: The construction work area will be restored when the work is complete. Lawn seeding and/or laying of sod will take place during the ideal growing seasons only. Either in the Spring (April to June) or Fall (September to October).


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team.

Malyon Excavation Ltd

City of Cornwall

City of Cornwall Dispatch

(After Hours Contact – 24hr Availability)

Mark Payette

Project Supervisor

Ben Sinfield

Project Supervisor

Municipal Works Office

1225 Ontario Street



613-932-5354 ext. 0

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