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Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction

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Lindsay is currently in the third phase of a major reconstruction of its downtown, spanning 2019 to 2022. This page will provide you with the latest information and activity on construction and Diggin Downtown Lindsay, a campaign to help give local businesses a boost during the reconstruction project.

While construction and COVID-19 present short-term challenges, businesses continue to serve the community. There are still a variety of convenient ways to shop and businesses remain open for curbside pick-up, delivery and social distancing protocols in place. Please reach out to a local business directly to check their availability.

This essential work to our roads and underground infrastructure will provide a needed revitalization to Lindsay's Downtown that will benefit the community and businesses for many years to come. Meanwhile to support businesses during construction, Diggin Downtown Lindsay will highlight businesses in the construction area and help shoppers navigate around the construction.

Follow along in the coming months as we share updates and take part by sharing your shopping experiences in the downtown using #diggindowntownlindsay. Stay home, stay safe and support local!

 

Business Support and Strategies

Tips to support your business to thrive in the midst of construction.

Business Support
We're in this together.

Downtown construction projects present short-term challenges, but Kawartha Lakes is committed to supporting your business while infrastructure improvements are made that will benefit us all in the long-term.

 Business info and resources

Communication is key for staying connected during construction.

  • Sign up for the Monday Construction Update, a week-by-week update on the construction, by contacting carbour@kawarthalakes.ca
  • Find up to date info at kawarthalakes.ca/diggindowntownlindsay
  • Stay informed and prepared, by visiting kawarthalakes.ca/ecdevnews for newsletters, resources, blogs and events. Business support resources are readily available and updated frequently.
 Diggin' Downtown Lindsay
Diggin’ Downtown Lindsay is a marketing and placemaking campaign to raise awareness for Downtown Lindsay and to encourage shoppers to support businesses in the construction area.
 Get your business online
  • The Digital Main Street program provides expert support for businesses interested in technologies. Get access at digitalmainstreet.ca
  • Sign up for shopHere at for your business online and to receive online training at no cost
  • Need help to improve your online presence? Click here to schedule a consultation with the Digital Service Squad.
  • The Storefront to Online (S2O) Program is designed to teach traditional brick and mortar, home-based businesses and not-for-profit agencies how to expand online.
  • The Recovery Action Program (RAP) is a fully-funded immersive training, mentoring and support program with digital modernization.
 Million Dollar Makeover
The Million Dollar Makeover is a funding program designed to encourage and support economic development in Kawartha Lakes. Get access to grants and loans to improve the visual and functional aspects of your commercial, mixed-use commercial/residential or heritage designated residential buildings.
To learn more, visit
kawarthalakes.ca/makeover.
Business Support Contacts

Carlie Arbour, City of Kawartha Lakes

Economic Development Officer, Community + Downtowns

705-324-9411 extension 1396

carbour@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Melissa McFarland, Lindsay Downtown BIA

General Manager

705-324-7710

hello@downtownlindsay.ca

 Essential Business Strategies
 Here are some tips to support your business to thrive in the midst of construction.
Keep customers and vendors informed

Help ensure that your customers have the opportunity to access parking.

  • Inform your customers of the closest parking lots
  • Inform vendors or delivery agencies of changes to road access
  • Encourage staff to park in lots outside of the downtown core
 Meet your customers online

Ensure you have multiple channels for your customers to find and know what you have available, especially during COVID-19. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Research Online, Purchase Offline: Customers are researching products online, then purchasing in store. Use your online space to show them your offering and what’s available.
  • Buy Online, Pick-up In Store: Offering Pick-up In Store and Curbside allows you to make the sale and customers to feel safe while browsing online, particularly during COVID-19.
  • Get creative and find alternate ways to bring your product to your customer. Options include home delivery, pick-up models, meetings or consultations.
  • Get set-up with an online store for free with shopHERE.
 Keep a positive customer experience
Invite your customers to visit often during construction so they see progress in real-time. Customers will remember your opinion of the construction and your excitement will leave them wanting to come back.
 Enhance your marketing

Look at your overall marketing strategy - is it doing what you need? Maybe it’s time to update your approach.

  • Visit digitalmainstreet.ca for free resources and training tutorials to help you build a digital plan
  • Kawartha Lakes has hired a Digital Service Squad to help businesses with free digital consulting, book your free session today.
Be creative to attract customers
  • Host promotions or events for your customers, try limited time items, new products or weekly specials and announcements.
  • Be creative and don’t forget to share your promotions on social media, follow @EcDevKL and use #diggindowntownlindsay
Brighten your storefront
  • Bring new colour to your window displays to draw attention and brighten the customer experience.
  • Apply for funding for an upgrade at kawarthalakes.ca/makeover
Collaborate with your neighbours
  • Look for ways to cross-promote events and sales with other businesses, even those outside the construction area.
  • Consider collaborative discounts, coupons or complimentary events

About the reconstruction project

The municipality is undertaking a design project to reconstruction downtown Lindsay. The project scope will involve a re-design of Lindsay between Victoria Avenue to the west, Lindsay Street to the east, Russell Street to the south and Peel Street to the North. 

Where?

The project will address Downtown Kent Street in Lindsay, as well as portions of the surrounding streets:

  • Russell Street, Peet Street (2019, completed)
  • Lindsay Street and Kent Street West (2020)
  • Kent Street West, Cambridge Street (2021)
  • William Street and York Street (2022)

Watch Mayor Letham explain the phases of construction on Kawartha Lakes Matters on Cogeco YourTV.

Why?

Did you know that the infrastructure in downtown Lindsay is over 100 years old? That means that the underground utilities, such as the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain systems are outdated and need replacing. At the same time, we are taking the opportunity to address the road, sidewalk, landscaping and walkability features of the area. 

Watch Mayor Letham describe why the project is needed and what the end result will be, on Global News.

 

Project information 

Please click on the headings below for more information on the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Project.

Additionally, you can follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsroom or download our municipal app Pingstreet to receive road closures and information straight to your phone.
Phase three project updates
Week of June 7, 2021
  • Sanitary lateral install – Cambridge South

  • Interlock placement – Cambridge North

  • Tree pit installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge

  • Concrete undermat at radii – Kent St at Cambridge

  • Preparing for undermat at radii – Kent St at Cambridge

  • Sanitary lateral install – Cambridge South

  • Lawn restoration – Cambridge North

  • Interlock placement – Kent St between William and Cambridge

  • Watermain installation – Cambridge South

  • Water service installation – Cambridge South

  • Interlock installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge 

  • Tree pit install – Cambridge North

Week of May 31, 2021
  • Tree pit installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Pouring undermat for interlock – Kent St between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Cut and Cap watermain – Cambridge South
  • Sanitary sewer install – Cambridge South
  • Pour parking lot driveway – Cambridge North
  • Sanitary lateral installation – Cambridge South
  • Interlock installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Watermain installation – Cambridge South
  • Raise Manhole Frames and Covers

  • Place surface Asphalt in the Evening

  • Line Paint

  • Tidy up signs and barrels

Week of May 25, 2021
  • Set up traffic control – Kent St
  • Set up traffic control – Cambridge South
  • Finalize temporary watermain – Cambridge South
  • Concrete undermat pour – Kent St between William and Cambridge (
  • Prep for concrete undermat – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Strip forms from planters – Kent St between William and Cambridge (IPac)
  • Tree pit installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge (All Seasons)
  • Streetlight installation – Kent St between Victoria and Cambridge (Guild)
  • Close Cambridge St South
  • Open Kent St to two way traffic
  • Cut and cap watermain – Cambridge South *Need water shutdown, no one affected as all will be on temporary water*
  • Landscape and restoration – Cambridge North
  • Pedestrian crossover installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Interlock installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge (All Seasons)
Week of May 17, 2021
  • Construct planters – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Pour undermat – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Interlock sample laying – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Sanitary lateral repairs – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Street lighting installation – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Sodding – Victoria intersection
  • Tree pit installation – Kent St between William and Cambridge
  • Street lighting installation – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria

*Holiday Monday for Victoria Day*

Week of May 10, 2021
  • Planter construction – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Boulevard restoration – Victoria Intersection
  • Sidewalk pouring – Victoria Intersection
  • Sidewalk pouring – Cambridge North
  • Concrete undermat Pour – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Sample Brick Area – Kent between Cambridge and William *Tentative, to be confirmed*
  • Tree pit install – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Concrete Undermat Pour – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Tree pit install – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Interlock install – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Landscaping – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Sidewalk and concrete driveway install – Cambridge North
Week of May 3, 2021
 
  • Fine grading granular A ahead of paving – Kent between West Limit and Cambridge
  • Adjustments of manholes, catchbasins, and valves ahead of paving – Kent between West Limit and Cambridge
  • Standing traffic poles – Victoria Intersection (Guild)
  • Concrete underlay forming and pouring – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Paving base asphalt – Kent St between West Limit and Cambridge
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent St between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Line painting – Kent St at Victoria Intersection
  • Fine grading granular A ahead of paving – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Adjustments of manholes, catchbasins, and valves ahead of paving – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • *Open Victoria Intersection*
  • *Close Cambridge Intersection*
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent St between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Paving base asphalt – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Fine grading granular A ahead of paving – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
  • Adjustments of manholes, catchbasins, and valves ahead of paving – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
  • Installation of conduit for fibre – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent St between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Concrete underlay forming and pouring – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Paving base asphalt – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
  • Line painting – Kent and Cambridge
  • Standing street lighting poles – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Sidewalk forming and pouring – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
  • Sidewalk prep – Cambridge between Kent and Peel
Week of April 26, 2021
  • Hard surface removals and grading boulevards – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Concrete underlay construction – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Pulling electrical cable – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Stringline for curb – Cambridge North
  • Grading granular A – Cambridge North
  • Pulling street lighting cable – Kent St between Cambridge  and William
  • Place curb – Cambridge North
  • Trench Drain Installation – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Fine grading – Cambridge North
  • Concrete Undermat Construction - Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Structure Adjustments – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • **Open Cambridge Intersection**
  • **Close Victoria Intersection **
  • Remove asphalt – Victoria and Kent
  • Road excavation – Victoria and Kent
  • Granular B placement – Victoria and Kent
  • Stand traffic signal poles – Victoria and Kent
  • Planter box construction – Kent St between Cambridge and William
Week of April 19, 2021
  • Grade boulevards for concrete underlay (north & south) - Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Fine grade A with grader prior to asphalt - Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • S&I Electrical wiring – Kent St Victoria to William (Guild)
  • Install Traffic signal poles – Kent and Victoria intersection (Guild)
  • Watermain testing for 150mm – Cambridge North
  • Connect hydrant lead – Cambridge North
  • Install electrical ducts – Cambridge North
  • Fine grade A ahead of asphalt – Cambridge North
Week of April 12, 2021
  • Complete hard surface removals, grade boulevards for Concrete Underlay (North) - Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Storm sewer install
  • Sanitary lateral install
  • Supply and place traffic signal pole base and pour traffic controller Pads @ Cambridge Intersection
  • Planter box construction – Kent St between Cambridge and William  
  • Pour traffic controller pads at Victoria Intersection
  • Road excavation – Cambridge North
  • Install subdrain – Cambridge North
  • Place Granular B – Cambridge North
  • Watermain testing for 150mm – Cambridge North
  • S&I Electrical wiring – Kent St Victoria to William
Week of April 5, 2021
  • Install String Line – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Fine Grade A for curb – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Install new 50mm W/S to 183 Kent (The Grand) – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Restore working area around new W/S install – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Grade Boulevards for Concrete Underlay (South) - Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Fine Grade A – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Install new 50mm W/S to 171 Kent (The Grand) – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Restore working area around new W/S install – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Grade Boulevards for Concrete Underlay (South) - Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
Week of March 22, 2021
 
  • Continue water service connections – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Grading and shaping boulevards – Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Install street lighting duct on the south side - Kent St between Cambridge and William
  • Grading and shaping of boulevards – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Final watermain connection – Kent St at William St
  • Watermain removal – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Preparation for curb installation with granular A placement  – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
Week of March 15, 2021
  • Begin watermain connections – Kent at Cambridge intersection SW corner
  • Begin water service connections – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Grading and shaping of boulevards – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting (South side) – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Watermain connection – Kent at Cambridge intersection NE corner
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting (South side) – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Preparation for curb installation – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria

  • Preparation for curb installation – Kent between Cambridge and Sussex

Week of March 8, 2021
  • Resume water main testing, residuals and flushing – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete road excavation and granular B placement – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Traffic signal duct and handwell installations – Cambridge and Kent intersection
  • Grading and shaping of boulevards – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting (South side) – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Schedule water main connections for Monday pending test results – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Preparation for water main connections - Kent between Cambridge and William.

  • Fine grade b and place a for curb installations – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria

Week of March 1, 2021
  • Water service installation on North side - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue 200mm sanitary sewer - Kent and Cambridge Intersection
  • Resume water main installation - Kent and Cambridge Intersection
  • Road excavation, sub drain installations & Granular B Placement - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Road widening excavation and sub-drain installation west of Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Curb string line installations and prep – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Placement of granular A for curb grade only – Kent between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Victoria intersection Traffic Signal Works (outside of traffic allowance)
Week of February 22, 2021

Tuesday February 23

  • Victoria intersection to be reopened to north/south traffic
  • Cambridge intersection to be closed from south of Fire hall driveway, to North of optometrist driveway
  • Water service installation on North side - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Intersection pulverizing - Kent & Cambridge
  • Grading and shaping of granular B – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria

Wednesday February 24

  • Water service installation on North side - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Cut and Cap existing 200mm water main crossing Cambridge North side - Kent and Cambridge
  • Removal of existing sanitary manhole  – Kent and Cambridge
  • Road widening excavation and subdrain install west of Victoria - Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Preparation for curb - Kent between Cambridge and Victoria

Thursday February 25

  • Water service installation on North side - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Begin 200mm Sanitary Sewer to SAN MH1 - Kent & Cambridge
  • Road widening excavation and subdrain install west of Victoria - Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Preparation for curb - Kent between Cambridge and Victoria

Friday February 26

  • Water service installation on North side - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue 200mm sanitary sewer instal - Kent and Cambridge
  • Road widening excavation and subdrain install west of Victoria - Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
  • Installation of duct work for street lighting – Kent St between Cambridge and Victoria
Week of February 15, 2021

Tuesday, February 16    

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue road excavation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue sub-drain installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Wednesday, February 17

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Install temporary lighting connection overheads – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue road excavation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue sub drain installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Thursday, February 18  

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete temporary lighting activations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • 200mm water main connections  – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Water shut down required between 8am to 5pm – notices handed out Monday
  • Continue road excavation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue sub drain installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Friday, February 19

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue hard surface removals – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue road excavation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue sub drain installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
Week of February 8, 2021

 

Monday February 8
  • All work cancelled due to extreme cold temperatures

Tuesday February 9

  • Water service installation along Kent, South side between Cambridge and William.
  • Sanitary service installation along Kent, North side between Cambridge and William.
  • Road excavation along Kent between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Water service transfer from North main to South main at CKL building.
  • Temporary street lighting between Cambridge and William.
  • Liquid Logics on site to start commissioning watermain near Victoria.

Wednesday February 10

  • Water service installation along Kent, South side between Cambridge and William.
  • Sanitary service installation along Kent, North side between Cambridge and William.
  • Road excavation along Kent between Cambridge and Victoria followed by subdrain install.
  • Victoria Avenue intersection electrical installation.
  • Watermain commissioning.

Thursday February 11

  • Water service installation along Kent, South side between Cambridge and William.
  • Sanitary service installation along Kent, North side between Cambridge and William.
  • Road excavation along Kent between Cambridge and Victoria followed by subdrain install.
  • Victoria Avenue intersection electrical installation.
  • Watermain commissioning.

Friday February 12

  • Water service installation along Kent South between Cambridge and William.
  • Sanitary service installation along Kent North between Cambridge and William.
  • Granular B placement along Kent between Cambridge and Victoria.
  • Victoria Avenue intersection electrical installation.
  • Watermain commissioning.
Week of February 1, 2021

 

Monday, February 1

  • Begin water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue North Side Lateral CIP Linings (East to West) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Begin water main installations – Kent Street Starting at Victoria Avenue and heading West to Home Hardware

Tuesday, February 2

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue North Side Lateral CIP Linings (East to West) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete water main installations – Kent between Victoria and Home Hardware
  • Excavate and prepare water main live taps – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge 

Wednesday, February 3

  • Continue water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue North Side Lateral CIP Linings (East to West) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Begin 150mm Fire service installations – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge 

Thursday, February 4

  • Continue Water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue North Side Lateral CIP Linings (East to West) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Investigation of existing Fixtures, connect temp street lighting – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Hard Surface Removals – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge


Friday, February 5

  • Continue Water service installations – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue North Side Lateral CIP Linings (East to West) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Investigation of existing Fixtures, connect temp street lighting – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Hard Surface Removals – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Subgrade Excavation and Subdrain installations – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Electrical Conduit installations – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Week of January 25, 2021

 

Monday, January 25

  • Commence Intersection Closure – Victoria and Kent
  • Storm Sewer installation – along Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete North Side Sanitary Laterals excavation – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete Storm Laterals and CB installations - Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Installation of temporary street lighting, installation of aerial feeds – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Tuesday, January 26

  • Begin 300mm watermain installation – Kent between Cambridge to William
  • Begin Sanitary lateral installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Water Service installations/transfers along south businesses – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Installation of temporary street lighting, installation of aerial feeds – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Wednesday, January 27

  • Installation of temporary street lighting, installation of aerial feeds – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue watermain installation – Kent between Cambridge to William
  • Begin Sanitary Lateral Lining long side Sewer Laterals to PL (east to west) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Begin Storm Sewer Install – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue Sanitary lateral installation – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Thursday, January 28

  • Installation of temporary street lighting, installation of aerial feeds – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue watermain installation – Kent between Cambridge to William
  • Continue Sanitary Lateral Lining long side Sewer Laterals to PL (east to west) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Continue Storm Sewer Install – 300mm Storm sewer from STM MH 1 to MH 2 – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Hydrant Relocation on south side @ Old Grand Building – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue Sanitary lateral installations – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge

 

Friday, January 29

  • Continue 300mm watermain installation – Kent between Cambridge to William
  • Continue Sanitary Lateral Lining long side Sewer Laterals to PL (east to west) – Kent between Cambridge and William
  • Complete Storm Sewer Install - Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Continue Sanitary lateral installations – Kent between Victoria and Cambridge
  • Installation of temporary signal lights at Victoria  – Kent at Victoria
Week of January 18, 2021
Week of January 11, 2021

Monday, January 11

  • Install traffic control – Intersection of Cambridge and Kent
  • Southbound Cambridge – Right turn only
  • Northbound Cambridge – Closed at Kent
  • Eastbound Kent – Right turns only
  • Sanitary Sewer install (Within the Cambridge/Kent Intersection)
  • Continue Sanitary sewer Laterals installations (South side)


Tuesday, January 12

  • Sanitary Sewer install (Within the Cambridge/Kent Intersection)
  • Continue Sanitary sewer Laterals installations (South side)

Wednesday, January 13

  • Sanitary Sewer install (Within the Cambridge/Kent Intersection)
  • Continue Sanitary sewer Laterals installations (South side)


Thursday, January 14

  • Sanitary Sewer completion including temp cold patch restoration
  • Continue Sanitary sewer Laterals installations (South side)


Friday, January 15

  • Continue Sewer Installations (Friendly Dollar & Discount to Nisbett’s Clothiers)
  • Continue Sewer Lateral installations
 Week of January 4, 2021
 

Monday, January 4

  • Mobilization
  • Perimeter Fence installations – On Kent Street from William Street  to Cambridge Street

 Tuesday, January 5

  • Pulverize asphalt

Wednesday, January 6

  • Sanitary Sewer install – starting on Kent Street at Cambridge Street and working towards William Street (South side of road)
  • Sanitary lateral installations

Thursday, January 7

  • Continue Sewer Installations
  • Continue Sewer Lateral installations

Friday, January 8

  • Continue Sewer Installations -Install San MH 3 (mid block, in front of Friendly Dollar & Discount)
  • Continue Sewer Lateral installations
 Project background 
Project phases

At the September 24, 2019 Council meeting, engineering staff brought forward a report requesting modifications of the current Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction project.

The report outlined an update to the recommended phases of the project. The project will be completed in four main phases, with phase one currently under construction. The intent of the updated phases is to minimize the construction occurring on Kent Street during the summer months while also allowing for a flexible schedule to meet realistic timelines for a project of this size and capacity.

See below for an updated map on the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Project phases.

Downtown Lindsay Phases outlined

Phase 1 of the project, includes Peel Street from Victoria Avenue to William Street, and Russell Street from Lindsay Street to Victoria Avenue.

Phase 2 of the Downtown Reconstruction includes Kent Street from William to Lindsay Street, and Lindsay Street from Russell to Kent Street E. Phase 2 work is to be constructed between February and November of 2020, ensuring that Kent St is not reconstructed during the busy summer months (July and August).

Phase 3 includes Kent Street from Victoria to William Street, Cambridge Street from Peel Street to Russell Street. Phase 3 work is to be constructed between January and November 2021 ensuring that Kent Street is not reconstructed during the busy summer months (July and August).

Phase 4 includes William Street from Peel Street to Russell Street, York Street from Peel Street to Russell Street and Peel Street from William Street to York Street. Work is to be constructed between March and November 2022.

 Public meetings
 

The first Public Open House was held on May 31, 2018 at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay.

Please see below for materials presented at the first Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Public Open House on May 31, 2018.


May 31, 2018
Public meeting #1 


Please be advised that the presentation and display boards available for download are not in an accessible format. If you require assistance, please contact the City's Engineering and Corporate Assets department by calling 705-324-9411 extension 2117 or email lpeimann@kawarthalakes.ca.

The second Public Open House was held on March 7, 2019 at the Victoria Park Armoury from 6pm to 8pm. The information centre presented the proposed streetscape plans, building on previously completed planning and design studies and incorporate the feedback of Public Open House 1 and additional input from the Stakeholder Groups Working Meeting, which included the Lindsay Downtown BIA, Downtown Revitalization Working Group, Heritage Committee and Accessibility Committee.


March 7, 2019 
Public meeting #2

 

 Project FAQs
 
How long is the reconstruction going to last?
The reconstruction project will be completed in four phases, as outlined above. The project is expected to be fully completed by 2022.
What exactly is being replaced?
  • Watermains and water services
  • Sanitary Sewers and sanitary services
  • Sections of storm sewer where needed
  • Sidewalks, curbs, asphalt
Are businesses still open during the reconstruction?
 Yes, all businesses will remain open during the different phases of reconstruction. Should any businesses have any questions or concerns regarding operations during the reconstruction, please reach out to:

Carlie Arbour
Economic Development Officer- Community
705-324-9411 extension 1396
carbour@kawarthalakes.ca

Where do I park during the reconstruction?
All municipal parking lots will remain open during the reconstruction project, as well as parking along designated streets not affected by the road closures. A digital map of all municipal parking in the downtown Lindsay area is available online.

For more information on restrictions, hours of operation and parking permits, please visit our Parking page.
How do I find out when roads are closed?
To stay up to date on road closures and construction information, please subscribe to our "Construction Updates and Road Closures" category through our newsroom.
Are you hosting any more public meetings?
 The public information centres have all been completed for the reconstruction project. If there are any questions regarding the construction, please contact the Project Lead team below. For media inquiries, please contact our Communications division.
 Project lead 
Paul Turner, P.Eng.

CIMA
55 King Street East
Bowmanville, Ontario  L1C 1N4
Phone : 905-697-4464 extension 6902
Email: paul.turner@cima.ca


Juan Rojas, P.Eng.
City of Kawartha Lakes
12 Peel Street, Box 9000 
Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8
Phone : 705-324-9411 extension 1151
Email: jrojas@kawarthalakes.ca

 

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