Elgin Street will be closed at Gladstone Avenue on Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to connect the sewers from Gladstone Avenue to the manholes in the intersection. A detour route will be in place using Rosebery Place - Princess Avenue - Wellington Street.
Ten Year Infrastructure Capital Plan
The 10 year capital plan for infrastructure projects within the roadway is available as a map and a table. The City operates and maintains approximately $1 billion worth of assets which require continual rehabilitation and replacement. This clear long term plan will ensure the efficient use of available budgets and maximize asset lifecycles. All streets will be reconstructed using a Complete Streets approach to create attractive and livable streets.
The plan was developed using in-house staff expertise, condition assessment data, risk assessments, and various studies. Projects are prioritized based on a number of factors including risk, most effective timing of rehabilitation to maximize lifecycle, areas with combined sewers, pipe upsizing required for upstream development, water quality improvements, etc. Selecting the projects is complicated by the fact that there are multiple assets (i.e. watermain, sewers, road, streetlights, etc.) within the same roadway that all have varying life expectancies and rehabilitation or replacement needs. For more information on how projects are selected check out the Roads Construction FAQ.
The map includes the pavement condition map and the watermain and sanitary sewer risk maps. The risk is based on the likelihood of failure (i.e. age, material, etc.) and the consequence of failure (i.e. larger pipes impact more users, break on major road disrupts more traffic, etc.).
The plan is based on the best information available to date and will be updated annually. Many of the projects and schedules identified are based on theoretical assumptions and will be adjusted as detailed information is gathered. The plan assumes that future rate adjustments identified in the water and sewer financial plans are implemented and that provincial and federal funding continue as projected. There is an identified annual funding deficit for tax related roadway assets of approximately $2 million/year.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
The City is excited to announce that the construction of a 3m wide multi-use asphalt trail from Sauve Avenue to Penhale Avenue will start in April. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Project page.
The draft Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District Study is now available for public review. For more information please visit the Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District page. Comments are due no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.
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