Ward 9 Development
WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE
2935 to 3160 Argentia Road and 7540 and 7600 Winston Churchill Boulevard
Aug. 14th, 2023 Project WT10300
The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.
Your water will be turned off on Thursday August 17th, 2023 between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.
Property owner/manager responsibilities during a water interruption
As a property owner/manager, it is your responsibility to:
- Ensure maintenance, mechanical or plumbing staff are on site during the water interruption, as it may affect internal systems that rely on water such as boilers, fire suppression, and alarms.
- Notify the fire alarm company if the interruption could affect an alarm system.
- Have a fire watch completed during the water interruption, as the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function when the water supply is shut off.
After the water interruption
When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise. We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor, and finishing on the top floor). You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds. Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.
After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking the water meter (usually located in the basement). If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:
- 905-791-7800, extension 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
- 905-791-7800 extension 4409 (after hours or statutory holidays)
Keeping you informed
We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water.
Notice of Construction Activities: Erin Meadows Community Centre and Library Outdoor Redevelopment
Please be advised that construction of Erin Meadows CC and Library Outdoor Redevelopment is scheduled to commence the week of August 21, 2023 and be complete by May 31, 2024, weather permitting.
Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Improvement Pilot Project Update
The City of Mississauga is proceeding with the installation of the Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Improvement Pilot Project. The pilot project will focus on changing the current four lanes to three lanes. This traffic calming measure will help increase the comfort, accessibility and safety for all road users, including cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. It will also help reduce speeding on the roadway by narrowing the road and help keep traffic at a slower speed.
As part of the pilot, on-road protected bike lanes, dedicated vehicle parking lanes and a dedicated centre/left turn lanes will be added on various sections of Aquitaine Avenue.
Installation will occur immediately, with the removal of existing pavement markings, and installation of new pavement markings and bike lane separation flex-posts and signage. Work will mostly occur during regular construction hours (7 am to 7 pm) and there may be some quieter work happening later or overnight if required.
The City’s constructing a new fire station at Tenth Line and Aquitaine Avenue to serve Ward 9 and the surrounding neighbourhoods. This project will also include the relocation of Union Park’s leash-free zone to allow for the development of this new building.
Scope of Work
The City will be constructing new cycle tracks including street light replacement, new pad bus installation, traffic signals and associated work on both sides of Argentia Road from Tenth Line West to East of Winston Churchill Boulevard. These new cycle tracks will provide a safe and convenient pathway for cyclists.
The Region of Peel will be repairing the road where it was disturbed by our recent watermain construction. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation while we finish this work.
Schedule: We expect paving activities to take place on Glen Erin Drive between May 29 and June 9.
Regular working hours will be Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Road paving activities may be delayed due to weather conditions, as paving cannot take place when the ground is saturated with water, or the temperature is below 3°C.
Driveway Access: You may not have access to your driveway for a short time as the paving operation crosses your driveway.
Parking: Please do not park Glen Erin Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the dates above. Please ensure the road is cleared of vehicles (and any type of materials) at these times.
Traffic Impacts: We may need to reduce traffic to a single lane during paving activities. Work will be phased to minimize traffic disruption in the area. If we must reroute traffic, we will place signs giving directions.
Safety During Construction: Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit peelregion.ca/workzonesafety
The Region of Peel was working in your neighbourhood last year to replace the watermain along Glen Erin Drive.
This work is required to maintain and improve existing water services.
At this time, we have:
- Replaced the watermain on Glen Erin Drive,
- Connected properties to the new watermain by replacing individual water service pipes and boxes on Glen Erin Drive
- Temporarily repaired the driveways, road, curbs, sidewalk and sod (grass) where affected by the watermain replacement work.
Schedule for remaining construction and repair work
Construction was paused due to freezing temperatures. We expect to start work again on May 29, 2023 to complete the following:
• Repair / Complete the repair of driveways, road, curbs, sidewalk and sod (grass) where disturbed by the watermain replacement and associated work. This will include replacing the temporary asphalt repairs on driveways, curbs, sidewalks, and roads to complete the final restoration.
We plan to complete this work in summer 2023. These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected events may impact our timelines. This work will be under warranty for two years from the completion date.
The Region of Peel will be working in your area to install new watermains along Winston Churchill Boulevard, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. As our population grows, we need to build larger watermains to keep providing high quality water services.
Construction is planned to begin June 2023 and be completed in the end of 2023. These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected events may impact our timelines.
All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.
The Roadway Rehabilitation program is focused on the renewal of the pavement, curb and sidewalk infrastructure within the roadway. Pavement renewal can range from resurfacing to full reconstruction of the roadway. The curbs and sidewalks may also be replaced as part of the rehabilitation project if warranted by their condition. These projects are prioritized based on city- wide needs and are coordinated with other City projects, the Region of Peel, utility companies and development pressures to the extent possible and practical.
The approved 2023 city-wide budget for roadway rehabilitation is $18.9 million. With the streets carried over from 2022, this year’s construction program includes 27.1 km of road surface, affecting 30 streets across the City.
The table below summarizes the streets planned for rehabilitation in Ward 9 this year:
MAJOR ROADS IMPROVEMENT
Projects in the Major Roads program include new roads, road widenings, multi-modal integrations, grade separations from railway corridors, and other improvements to the major roads network. Typically, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study is completed for each project prior to proceeding to design and construction. No major road improvement projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
INTEGRATED ROAD PROJECTS
The Integrated Roads Program seeks to improve the coordination of City road projects and to reduce construction costs and nuisance/fatigue for local residents by bundling planned road improvement projects into a single construction project. Integrated Road Projects take a complete streets approach to the planning and design of various planned road improvements which may include pavement and structure rehabilitation, as well as pedestrian and cycling, transit, safety, noise wall, drainage and other road infrastructure improvements.
There is one integrated project planned in Ward 9 this year:
BRIDGE AND CULVERT RENEWAL
The Bridge and Culvert program focuses on structural rehabilitations and replacements. For structures over watercourses, the Stormwater Team is consulted on needs or opportunities for hydraulic improvements to reduce flooding risks.
The following bridge projects are planned in Ward 9 this year:
A detailed condition survey and design work are underway for the pedestrian overpass over Battleford Road. A structural engineering consultant is looking at the condition of the structure and is identifying any works required to extend its service life. The Glen Erin Drive bridge over the Maplewood Park pedestrian trail is substantially complete. Landscaping restoration work is scheduled in the spring of this year.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION STRUCTURES
Active transportation structures typically include bridges or tunnels across major barriers, such as highways, railways, and rivers. New crossing priorities have been identified in the Cycling Master Plan.
No active transportation structure projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
Mississauga’s Cycling Master Plan has identified the needs, locations and priorities for cycling infrastructure improvements in the City. Examples include bike lanes and multi-use trails within the road right-of-way.
The following table summarizes the cycling infrastructure projects planned in Ward 9 this year:
Mississauga’s Pedestrian Master Plan has identified the needs, locations, and priorities for pedestrian infrastructure improvements in the City. Projects in the annual Sidewalk Program focus on filling in gaps in the network to improve safety, accessibility, and connectivity for pedestrians.
No sidewalk improvement projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
NOISE WALL REPLACEMENTS AND UPGRADES
Candidates for the Noise Wall Replacement program have been assessed based upon their existing condition, safety considerations, construction schedules and installation criteria. Noise walls scheduled for replacement are those in poor condition and which meet the installation criteria set out in Policy 09-03-03.
No noise wall replacement projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
Upgrading fences to noise walls can be done in advance of a major road project, integrated road project or through a standalone improvement project provided that the proposed noise wall meets the installation criteria set out in Policy 09-03-03.
No noise wall upgrade projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
The Intersection Improvement program includes funding for the treatment of intersections with the focus on improving safety, traffic flow and capacity. These improvements typically take the form of additional turn lanes to improve vehicle capacity or to support the installation of traffic signals. Intersection improvements are also undertaken to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and motorists.
No intersection improvement projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
RAPID TRANSIT PROJECTS
Mississauga’s Strategic Plan identifies the need to build higher order (rapid) transit corridors in the City. Rapid transit corridors typically include new dedicated transit lanes, multi-modal integration, and cycling infrastructure.
The City’s current rapid transit program includes four main projects, some of which are split into separate projects – the Hurontario Light Rapid Transit (LRT) (implementation led by Metrolinx), the Lakeshore Higher Order Transit (HOT) corridor, the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the Downtown Mississauga Terminal and Transitway Connection.
The Hurontario LRT is well under construction, scheduled for completion in late 2024. Implementation funding has been approved for the Lakeshore BRT and Dundas BRT Mississauga East through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). Project timelines for construction are currently under development. The remaining projects have approved funding to undertake environmental assessment and preliminary design studies.
None of the rapid transit projects fall within Ward 9.
ROAD SAFETY PROJECTS
Road Safety Projects include the installation of Pedestrian Crossovers (PXO) and Traffic Calming measures. The installation of traffic calming measures requires the assessment of city roadways for traffic safety issues and the potential installation of physical measures, such as speed humps and raised pedestrian crossings. These projects often require public consultation prior to project approval. Project updates on all traffic calming projects can be found on the City’s website.
There is one road safety project planned in Ward 9 this year:
STREET LIGHT REPLACEMENTS
The Street Light Replacement Program addresses old streetlighting infrastructure that is in critical condition and in need of replacement. The program includes the replacement of Erindale style streetlight poles. The Erindale Style poles, which only exist in Wards 8, 9 and 11, are made of steel and buried directly in the ground. The metal poles deteriorate because of their exposure to salt and other ground minerals.
The following is a list of street light pole replacement projects planned for Ward 9 this year:
TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATIONS
The need for the installation of a new traffic control signal criteria are satisfied, when traffic conditions have changed significantly rendering the existing form of traffic control inefficient, and/or when imminent adjacent development indicates that signalization will be required.
No new traffic signal installations are planned in Ward 9 this year.
TRAFFIC SIGNAL MODERNIZATION
Existing traffic signals are modernized when the age of traffic signal equipment and the anticipated increased maintenance indicate that upgrades and/or replacements of the existing traffic signal infrastructure are required.
One Traffic Signal Modernization project is planned in Ward 9 this year:
ENVIRONMENTAL SITE MANAGEMENT
This program includes conducting environmental studies, site inspections, monitoring programs and remediation of contamination in soil and/or groundwater on City-owned lands, including road allowances, easements, parks, hazard lands and municipal facilities. The primary objectives of work conducted under this capital program are to ensure that the City-owned lands are safe for the intended uses, limit the liability of the Corporation, and are not causing negative impacts to the natural environment.
There are no environmental site management projects planned in Ward 9 this year.
The Stormwater Capital Plan includes watercourse improvements, storm sewer and drainage improvements, stormwater management facilities and improvements, stormwater studies and stormwater low impact development (LID) enhancements within the road right-of-way. Projects are identified by our stormwater monitoring, evaluation and maintenance programs as well as recommendations from various studies. Projects are prioritized based on citywide needs and asset management strategies and are coordinated with other City projects, the Region of Peel, utility companies and development pressures to the extent possible and practical.
Projects in the Watercourse Improvements program primarily focus on the stabilization and rehabilitation of watercourses across the City to mitigate erosion hazards and protect property, infrastructure and public safety. The design and implementation of these projects are typically preceded by the completion of a Class Environmental Assessment (EA).
No watercourse improvement projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
STORM SEWER & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
The City’s storm sewer network collects, conveys and discharges stormwater runoff. The system is comprised of linear assets such as pipes and point assets such as maintenance holes and catchbasins. Projects in this program include assessment, design and implementation to maintain and renew the storm sewer network.
There is one storm sewer project planned in Ward 9 this year:
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITIES & IMPROVEMENTS
Projects in this program include the design and implementation of new Stormwater Management (SWM) facilities and retrofit of existing facilities for additional flood relief and water quality. Typical improvements include dredging and rehabilitation works to maintain infrastructure as well as water quality and quantity function.
There are three stormwater management facility projects planned in Ward 9 this year:
This includes the completion of flood evaluation studies, erosion control studies, master drainage plans and other planning studies. Planning and asset management studies allow staff to prioritize capital projects and improve the organization and management of stormwater infrastructure assets. Flood evaluation studies aid in the identification of infrastructure needs and the recommendation of future capital projects.
There are no stormwater studies planned for Ward 9 this year.
STORMWATER LID ENHANCEMENTS
The Stormwater Program also includes funding for Low Impact Development (LID) enhancements to be constructed within the road right-of-way where opportunities arise. Common LID techniques within the right-of-way include enhanced vegetated swales and bioretention features that promote infiltration and/or filtration.
No stormwater LID projects are planned in Ward 9 this year.
ROADS AND STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
In partnership with the Strategic Communications Team, the Roads and Stormwater service areas are committed to improving and simplifying communications for infrastructure construction projects. This work includes developing consistent messaging for construction notice letters, improving construction project signage, clarifying communication channels and processes, and increasing public engagement through surveys and additional touch points with notice letters. The City is planning communications to ensure residents, businesses and commuters are aware of the 2023 construction season and where to find information on construction projects. For information about planned construction works within the City, please visit the ‘Construction Map’ on the City’s website.
The Field Ambassador Program, introduced in 2021, will continue in 2023 to help improve how the City communicates with residents and businesses about construction projects taking place in their neighbourhoods. The Field Ambassador will have a presence at the construction sites, particularly on our Road Rehabilitation projects, and will be available for residents and businesses to ask questions, share their feedback and get more information on the project.