Road Closures

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Road Reconstruction

The menu below provides information on specific projects. Public Consultation will take place through a series of Virtual meetings, with dates to be determined on a project by project basis. As the dates are know, they and the presentation materials will be posted on this website. Property owners in the vicinity of the projects will be mailed a notification as well. Questions can be directed to Adam Stanley or Amanda Froese.

2021 Design Projects

 Adelaide Street (Albert St, to Breadalbane St.)

Rationale: 

Street was identified in the 10-year plan to be reconstructed in 2022

Considerations: 

Design by Consultant

Street Type to be reviewed against Transportation Master Plan

Sidewalk to be included

Construction dependent on 2022 Budget

Tender with other design projects

Total Cost: 

$57,330

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 Adelaide Street (Lambert Ln. to Huron St.)

Rationale: 

Street was identified in the 10-year plan to be reconstructed in 2022

Considerations: 

Design by Consultant

Street Type to be reviewed against Transportation Master Plan

Sidewalk to be included

Construction dependent on 2022 Budget

Total Cost: 

$51,667

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 Knechtel Lane (Victoria St. to Morpeth St.)

Rationale: 

Street was identified in the 10-year plan to be reconstructed in 2022

Considerations: 

Design by Consultant

Street Type to be reviewed against Transportation Master Plan

Sidewalk to be included

Construction dependent on 2022 Budget

Total Cost: 

$4,118

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 North Shore Road and Trail

Rationale: 

Repair Road and Trail damage from high lake levels

Considerations: 

Cost estimate to be reviewed with design by consultant. 

Funding opportunity ICIF Covid Response stream

Project may be constructed in phases up to the $3,500,000.00 estimated total cost.

Staff to investigate Climate Change Funding through FCM

Total Cost: 

$923,689

Funding Source: 

$345,064 – Taxation

$354,936 – OCIF Formula Funding

$223,689 - Grants

Victoria Street (Spence St. to Morpeth St.)

Rationale: 

Street was identified in the 10-year plan to be reconstructed in 2022

Considerations: 

Design by Consultant

Street Type to be reviewed against Transportation Master Plan

Sidewalk to be included

Construction dependent on 2022 Budget

Total Cost: 

$50,170

Funding Source: 

Taxation

2021 Construction Projects

 Beach Road

Rationale: 

The watermain is in poor condition and requires replacement.  The road will be brought up to urban standards including the storm sewer and sidewalk. This is a carry over from a 2019 project, with expanded scope as a result of  Council request to include second section, the preliminary design and updated cost estimate (dewatering).

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Considerations: 

Pedestrian access to the beach, and integration with the Tourist Camp and Lake Street parking lot to be considered.

Total Cost: 

$495,000

Funding Source: 

$75,870 – Taxation

$248,414 – OCIF Formula Funding

$170,716 – Gas Tax

($894,263 – Carry over from 2020 budget)

 Bricker Street (Green St. to Mill Street)

Rationale: 

The sanitary sewer is in very poor condition and requires replacement as identified in the sewer condition video work.

Considerations: 

Reuse of curbs

Asphalt recycling

Minor restoration work as necessary

Total Cost: 

$2,698,411

Funding Source: 

$6,295 Water Reserves

$262,813 Wastewater Reserves

 Bruce Road 25 Phase 3

Rationale: 

Town’s portion of the infrastructure through cost sharing with the County and Developer contributions.  Upgrading the road to meet the outcomes of the Master Plan and to facilitate development of lands through the installation of a storm sewer and outlet.

Considerations: 

Spring and Summer 2021 Construction

Detour Routes proposed on Ridge Street, Bruce Street and Concession 4.

Storm and sanitary sewers and watermain to accommodate future development

Total Cost: 

$2,698,411.00

Funding Source: 

$89,288 – Water Reserves

$94,444 – Wastewater Reserves

$2,514,679 – Development Charges Reserve

 Davey Drive (Bricker St. to Wellington St.)

Rationale: 

The watermain is in poor condition and requires replacement.  The road will be brought up to urban standards including the storm sewer. 

Considerations: 

Carry over project from 2019 for repairs to service connections, delayed for two years to meet the capital program reduced total costs and disruption to  area residents.

New sidewalk will link Bricker Street, Wellington Street and Davey Park.

Total Cost: 

$874,186

Funding Source: 

$32,898 – Taxation

$462,995 – Water Reserves

$3,777 – Wastewater Reserves

$245,260 – OCIF Formula Funding

$129,257 – Gas Tax

 Doll Side Road (Paved Shoulders)

Rationale: 

The 2021 Asphalt Resurfacing program includes work to be completed on Doll Sideroad, from Concession 14 south for +/- 900m. The work to be completed includes the pulverization of the existing asphalt roadway, regrading, addition to the gravel base, new asphalt roadway as well as paved shoulders on both sides of
the road.

Considerations: 

Roads will be resurfaced based on:
  • Construction timing and access
  • Maximizing the length for budget dollars

Total Cost: 

$150,000

Funding Source: 

$100,00 Gas Tax
$50,000 Taxation
 Green Street Traffic Signals

Rationale: 

Replace obsolete equipment and upgrade to new AODA requirements

Considerations: 

Link communication with Gustavus Street

Add detection sensors for left turn movements

Adherence to approved PHM with MTO

Construction Timing

Total Cost: 

$43,800

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 Grenville Street (High St. to Lansdowne St.)

Rationale: 

Grenville Street upgrades to coordinate with timing of residential development. 

Considerations: 

Town costs is the amount for sanitary sewers for benefit to existing.  The Developer will be responsible to bring the road up to Town Standards.

Future developments to the east

Total Cost: 

$100,000

Funding Source: 

$85,000 – Development Charges

$15,000 – Wastewater reserves

 Gustavus Street Traffic Signals

Rationale: 

Replace obsolete equipment and upgrade to new AODA requirements

Considerations: 

Link communication with Green Street

Add detection sensors for left turn movements

Adherence to approved PHM with MTO

Construction timing

Total Cost: 

$43,800

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 Ivings Drive/Goderich Street Intersection Improvements

Rationale: 

Warrant Analysis indicates a Left Turn lane is needed

Considerations: 

Warrant Analysis indicates a Left Turn lane is needed

Recommended in Transportation Master Plan

Has 90% Funding from the Ministry of Transportation

Construction timing and traffic using detour from Bruce Road 25 construction

Total Cost: 

$492,212

Funding Source: 

$49,221 – Taxation

$442,991 – Connecting Link Grant

 Lake Ridge Drive Traffic Signals

Rationale: 

Replace obsolete equipment and upgrade to new AODA requirements

Considerations: 

Construction timing and coordination with Ivings Drive and Bruce Road 25 construction projects

Total Cost: 

$19,500

Funding Source: 

Taxation

 Linden Court Drainage Pit

Rationale: 

Regular occurrence of surface ponding with significant depth after rainfall events

Considerations: 

Size of catchment area

Location of infrastructure

Additional fees to cover market conditions

Total Cost: 

$17,355

Funding Source: 

$17,355 – Taxation

($95,000 – Carry over from 2020 budget)

 McEwing Bridge Replacement

Rationale: 

The bridge was deemed unsafe and required closure. 

Considerations: 

Municipal Class EA Schedule B process was completed

Funding from the Provincial and Federal governments was received for 80% of the costs

Funds were put into the Bridge Reserve that cover the Town’s 20%.

Total Cost: 

$2,500,000.00

Funding Source: 

$1,981,194 – Grants

$518,806 – Bridge Reserve

Railway Street Culvert Extension

Rationale: 

This project was designed in 2020 and tendered with Connecting Link Funding but came too far over budget to proceed.

Considerations: 

Staff have applied for funding again at a higher value, hoping to receive funding again for 2021. 

Construction would be in the fall, to honour fishery window timing.  A new SVCA permit is required.

Summer traffic

Total Cost: 

$517,500

Funding Source: 

$51,750 - Taxation

$465,750 - Grants

Saugeen River Bridge Repairs

Rationale: 

Results from the underwater inspection identified that scour has caused risk of damage to piers and the proposal is to protect piers with armour stone fill material.

Considerations:

Budget

Construction timing

Total Cost: 

$92,730

Funding Source: 

$35,278 – Taxation

$57,452 – Bridge Reserve

Sideroad 28/29 Repaving

Rationale:

Considerations:

Total Cost:

Funding Source:

Sidewalk Construction (Maple Drive and Arlington Street)

Rationale:

Considerations:

Total Cost:

Funding Source:

Road Occupancy Permits

A road occupancy permit is required to occupy or close to a municipal road, sidewalk or boulevard to conduct work or other activities. You cannot block any portion of a town right-of-way without a permit. Contractors, homeowners and others who are planning any activity (such as, but not limited to construction, landscaping etc.) must apply for a road occupancy permit. Town of Saugeen Shores may issue fines or an order to stop work. 

Application Process:

  1. Download and complete the road occupancy permit application
  2. Obtain a certificate of insurance as indicated in the application form
  3. Submit complete application at least five days prior to the project start date
  4. Forms can be submitted by e-mail
  5. Payment for the road occupancy permit fee of $136.30 can be made by cheque using the after hours drop box or arrangements can be made via phone. 

Road Concerns

To tell us about a concern please use our online Report a Concern
form or call the Public Works Division at 519-832-2008 x130.
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