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Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction

Welcome to the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction project page. 

Lindsay is undergoing a major reconstruction of the downtown area with construction starting in 2019.
This page will provide you with information on the latest updates and construction details happening during the reconstruction project.

Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction

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 eat, Russell Street to the south and Peel Street to the North. 

What?

The project will address the Downtown Lindsay area, as well as surrounding areas to the main street of Kent.

Russell Street, Lindsay Street and Peel Street, as well as portions of Kent Street West, Cambridge Street, William Street and York Street, within the outlined areas above, will undergo reconstruction work. 

Peel Street and Russell Street will be reconstructed in 2019, with the remainder of work to commence starting in 2020. 

Please see the weekly construction updates section below for information on current work, closures and more information.

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That means that the underground utilities, such as the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain systems are extremely outdated. Kawartha Lakes has identified the need to replace all underground utilities for the outlined Lindsay project area.

At the same time, the municipality is accessing other possible needs for the area, using the mass and necessary development project as an opportunity to address other aspects, such as the roadwork and streetscape design. 

Project information 

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

 Project updates
Stay up to date on the latest construction updates by selecting the week below. 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. 

Russell St. Reconstruction
Week of July 15
  • Crews will mobilize on Russell St. to begin setting up traffic control as well as begin laying out the temporary potable water system.

  • Crews will perform watermain cut and cap. Localized water outages will be experienced and Coco will notify all users that will be affected.
  • Russell St. between Lindsay St. S. and William St. S. will be closed to all through traffic however a single Eastbound lane will remain open and businesses and residents will have access from William St. S. at all times.

  • Coco will have a specific traffic foreman on site to assist businesses with deliveries throughout the week.

  • Pulverizing of the existing asphalt between Lindsay St. S. and William St. S. to take place
  • Begin the watermain and sanitary sewer installation at Lindsay St. S. heading West towards William St. S.

Week of July 8
  • Crews are beginning to mobilize on Russell St. this week, between Lindsay St. S., and William St. 
  • Temporary water will be started on both sides of the street.
  • Watermains will begin to be cut at William St.

Peel St. Reconstruction
Week of July 15
  • Grading will be continued for curbs and sidewalks as well as further site cleanup
  • Please note the road will be in a gravel state with no curb or concrete sidewalk so reduced speeds and extra caution by motorists would be recommended.
Week of July 8
  • Crews are continuing to install underground infastructure, with watermain hook-ups occuring from Cambridge St. to Victoria throughout the rest of the week.
  • Peel St. from William St. to Cambridge will be open to local traffic as it has for the last few weeks. Peel St. from Victoria to Cambridge will remain closed to local traffic only as we still have water hookups to do in that area.

  • Traffic will have access to all businesses and residents via Victoria Ave. or Cambridge St.  at any time.

Week of July 1
 
  • The underground crew at Victoria Ave. N.  and Peel St. will complete the watermain and sewer installation in that intersection.
  • The surface works crew will continue to complete the concrete removals and install underdrain throughout Peel St.
  • Peel St. will be open to local traffic between William St. N. and Cambridge St. N.
  • Peel St. will be closed to all but local traffic between Cambridge St. N. and Victoria Ave. N. Traffic should plan to enter this end of Peel St. if required from Cambridge St. N.
  • Both crews will work on finalizing removals, installing underdrain and removing excess spoil and gravel piles off site throughout Peel St. A small crew will be on site between William St. and Cambridge St. to work on the sanitary service linings.

Week of June 24
  • The underground crew will continue to head West between Cambridge St. N. and Victoria Ave. N. installing sanitary sewer, watermain and storm sewer. It is anticipated to have the majority of the underground installed up to the edge of Victoria Ave. N. by weeks end.
  • The surface works crew will continue to remove concrete curb and sidewalk, construction subdrains and assist with water service connections mainly between William St. N. and Cambridge St. N.

  • An additional crew will be on site at William St. N. to complete a watermain connection on the South side of Peel St.

  • Peel St. will be closed Cambridge St. N. and Victoria Ave. N. The Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. Intersection will be closed during the day for worker and public safety, however opened at night for North/South traffic. Local traffic will have access to residents and businesses via Victoria Ave. N. or Cambridge St. N. depending on the time of day and construction activity.

  • Peel St. between William St. N. and Cambridge St. N. will be open to traffic however it needs to be noted that no through traffic at Cambridge St. will be allowed during the day only at night.

Week of June 17, 2019
  • The new watermain has been fully installed on Peel Street from Cambridge Street to William Street.  A Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks certified company will be starting to test the watermain to make sure it meets all safe drinking water standards.  Once successful results are received, properties will be connected to the new watermain.

  • The underground crew will be working at the intersection of Cambridge St. N. installing sanitary, watermain and storm sewer heading West towards Victoria Ave. N.
  • Peel St. will be closed to all but local traffic from Cambridge St. N. to Victoria Ave. N. including the Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. intersection. Any traffic trying to access the residents and businesses are encouraged to do so by way of Victoria Ave. N.
  • The surface works crew will be removing curb and sidewalk between William St. N. and Cambridge St. N. as well as installing curb drain.
Week of June 10, 2019
  • Construction time delayed due to rain events that occurred during the week of June 3.
  • The new watermain has been fully installed from Cambridge Street to Peel Street.  A Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks certified company will be starting to test the watermain to make sure it meets all safe drinking water standards.  Once successful results are received, properties will be connected to the new watermain.
  • Once the underground work is completed between William and Cambridge Street, traffic will be able to access driveways and parking lots via William Street.
  • The underground crew will begin installing sanitary sewer and watermain starting at the Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. intersection and heading West towards Victoria Ave. N.
  • Peel St. from Cambridge St. N. to Victoria Ave N. (including the Peel St. and Cambridge St. N. intersection) will be closed to all but local traffic at this time. Local traffic is advised to enter Peel St. from Victoria Ave. N. if possible.
 Week of June 3, 2019
  • Crews will be continuing to install sanitary/storm sewer and watermain heading East from Cambridge St. N. towards William St. N. The crew will be in the Eastern end of Peel St. near William St. N. for most of the week.
  • Peel St. will remain closed from Cambridge St. N. to William St. N. (including the Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. intersection).
  • Local traffic will have access to businesses and residents on Peel St. from either Cambridge St N. or William St. N. With the crew becoming ever closer to William St it is advised that the majority of the traffic come in from Cambridge St. whenever possible.
Week of May 27, 2019  
  • Anticipate the heavy underground work to be nearing completion between Cambridge St. N. and William St. N. by the end of this week. Crews potentially could be looking to start with the sewer and watermain work between Cambridge St. N and Victoria Ave. N. (starting at Cambridge) early the week of June 3 to 7. Confirmation update to follow next week.

  • Construction Crews will continue to install Sewer and Watermain Heading East on Peel St. from Cambridge St. to William St. N.

  • Peel St. will continue to remain closed to all but local traffic between Cambridge St. and William St. N.

 Week of May 20, 2019
  • Crews continuing to install sanitary/storm sewers and watermain heading east from Cambridge St. N. to William St. N.

  • Crews will be approximately in the middle of the block for most of the week.
    Peel St. will be closed from Cambridge St. N to William St. N. (including the Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. Intersection)

  • Local traffic will have access to businesses and residents on Peel St. from either Cambridge St. N. or William St. N.

 Week of May 13, 2019
  •  Continue to Install Sewer and Watermain on Peel St. heading East from Cambridge St. to William St. N

  • Peel St. between Cambridge St. to William St. N (including the Cambridge St./Peel St. intersection) will be closed.

  • Businesses and residents will have local access on Peel St. from either William St. N or Cambridge St.

  • Construction crews will continue to install Sewer and Watermain heading East on Peel St. from Cambridge St. to William St. N.

  • Peel St. will continue to remain closed to all but local traffic Between Cambridge St. and William St. N.

Week of May 6, 2019 
  • Continue to install watermain at William and Peel St. 
  • Traffic on William will remain open with two lanes (one in each direction)
  • Begin sewer excavation in Cambridge and Peel St. intersection (heading East). Cambridge and Peel St. intersection will be closed
  • Continue heading East with sewer excavation
  • Coco Paving will have a dedicated supervisor on site during all working hours to assist and inform pedestrians and motorists of on-going routes and parking changes.
 Week of April 29, 2019
  • Peel St. from William St. N. to Cambridge St. N. will be closed for sanitary sewer/watermain installation and road excavation. This will include the intersection of Cambridge St. N. and Peel St. A Peel St will temporarily no longer be a through St. however local traffic will still have access to residents and businesses from the West or East at any time.
  • Coco Paving will have a dedicated supervisor on site during all working hours to assist and inform pedestrians and motorists of on-going routes and parking changes.
  • Russell St. will be open to traffic however local flagging/lane shifting may be present.
Week of April 22, 2019
  • Mobilize to pulverize existing asphalt on Peel St. from William St. N to Victoria Ave. N.
  • Road will be open, traffic will be controlled.
  • Road base will be graded, rolled and dust controlled following directly behind the pulverizing machine.
  • Temporary potable water system to be pressure tested, loaded, chlorinated for test samples.
  • Vacuum excavate areas of watermain connections
  • Continue to layout temporary potable water system Cambridge St. N to Victoria Ave. N
  •  Cut into and cap existing watermain on the North West Side of Cambridge St. and Peel St. This will affect water supply to some residents and businesses.
  • Coco Paving will hand out notices of water supply outages a minimum of 48 hours ahead for the scheduled shut down to all affected businesses and residents.
  • This cut and cap will provide potable water feed to the temporary water system from Cambridge St. to Victoria Ave.
  • Continue to locate or determine all existing live sanitary sewer services for proposed connections to the new sewer. 
 Week of April 17, 2019
  • Continue mobilization/set up further construction signage and construction markers
  • Local traffic control/Excavate test holes for Soil Sampling Procedures
  • Local traffic control/vacuum excavate various utilities for surveying purposes
  • Begin layout and construction of temporary potable water system
 Project background 

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 Assests 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?
Reconstruction began on Peel Street in April of 2019. Russell Street, along with Peel, are anticipated to be completed in 2019. The remaining streets will begin construction in 2020 and into 2021. 
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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