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2023 Thirteenth Street - Sydney Street Reconstruction Map


The City will be reconstructing Thirteenth Street/Sydney Street from to Lourdes Avenue to Aubin Avenue in 2023. The project includes the construction of the City's first roundabout.

The new roundabout is being built at the intersection of Sydney Street/Lemay Street/Thirteenth Street/Reneal Street.  Roundabouts are designed to maximize safety, reduce fuel consumption, and decrease delays.

The work also includes rebuilding the roadway (new pavement, curbs, sidewalks) and new water, storm and sanitary sewer mains, an off-road recreational path and new streetlights. 

How are Roundabouts Safer?

  • Vehicles are moving at slower speeds
  • All traffic is moving one-way
  • Pedestrians crossing roundabouts only have one direction of traffic to cross at a time
  • Drivers only make right turns
  • The direction of traffic flow eliminates right-angle and head-on collisions 

How do Roundabouts Decrease Delays?

Roundabouts are an effective way of moving vehicles through an intersection. There are no left turn delays, no running of red or amber lights and fewer traffic delays. Since motorists don't always have to stop, there are usually fewer delays than at signalized intersections and four-way stops. This helps to promote a continuous flow of traffic, especially in high traffic areas. 

What are the Environmental Benefits?

While the carbon footprint of traffic lights is significant, the carbon footprint of roundabouts is close to zero. With reduced delays, roundabouts lessen the air pollution and fuel consumption that idling vehicles cause. Also, slow moving traffic makes less noise than traffic that must stop and start, speed up and brake. This is a benefit to people living near the intersection. 

Other Benefits

Roundabouts don't require as much maintenance as traffic signals, and there is no need to be concerned with power outages. Plus, increased safety means lower emergency response, health care and other societal costs.  

Using Roundabouts

To properly use a roundabout, there are a few key things to remember. Yield to other drivers, stay in your lane and don't stop within the roundabout. As you approach, slow down and yield first to pedestrians. Then, continue to enter and yield to drivers that are currently within the roundabout. When there is a gap in the traffic, enter and proceed to your desired exit. Continue watching for pedestrians and signal as you exit. Additionally, above all else, make sure to stay in your lane. 

What to Expect During Construction

The project will involve the following work/stages:

  1. Installation of a temporary watermain in the boulevard
  2. Installation of temporary water services from the watermain to your outdoor taps.
  3. Connecting residences to the temporary water supply.
  4. Excavation
  5. Installation of new water, storm and sanitary sewer mains.
  6. Removal of the existing watermain and sewer(s).
  7. Installation of new water services and sewer laterals.
  8. Grading and placing granular for a new road base.
  9. Construction of the new roundabout.
  10. Installation of new curbs and sidewalks (forming and pouring).
  11. Paving the new roadway and roundabout (includes three layers of asphalt; two installed in 2023, and the third in 2024).
  12. Restoration - includes new topsoil and sod, driveway repairs and landscaping features in the center of the roundabout.

Before the work starts and during the early stages of construction, you will 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.

There will be times when the water supply is disrupted. This is because the water has to be off in order to connect/disconnect residents to the temporary water supply so that the new watermain can be installed. The Contactor will send out notices twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the water being turned off.

Sometimes, unexpected events happen, like watermain breaks. When that happens, we cannot provide notice. We will work to restore your water service as quickly as possible.

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

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.

The Contractor may block your driveway during construction. They will do their best to keep these disruptions short. You will always be able to access your home and local businesses by foot. If you have any access needs, please contact the City.

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

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