Algonquin Lakeshore Reconstruction

This project has just completed the Engineering and Design phase with construction anticipated to begin in Spring 2024. 

The Municipality of Meaford is reconstructing Lakeshore Road South from Ford Avenue to Centerville Road and all of Algonquin Drive. The construction will include replacement of watermain and water services on Lakeshore Road South and a portion of Algonquin Drive from Lakeshore Road South to the “T” intersection. The work will also include asphalt resurfacing of all of the roadways and some improvements to storm water systems.

                                                  Map showing construction on Algonquin and Lakeshore roads

 Project Description

This project aims to improve critical infrastructure along a segment of Lakeshore Road South stretching from Ford Avenue to Centerville Road, including Algonquin Drive. As outlined in the Water and Wastewater Master Plan (2015), the watermain serving this area was installed in 1968 and is no longer compliant with provincial standards. Over time, the deterioration of the watermain has resulted in several water service failures in recent years, highlighting the urgent need for attention from the Municipality. Additionally, Algonquin Drive's road surface is in poor condition, with a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) of 22, presenting an opportunity for rehabilitation. By upgrading the watermain and rehabilitating the roadway, the project aims to address these infrastructure issues and enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Project Timeline

Engineering: 2022

Estimated Construction Start Date: May 2024

Estimated Construction End Date: October 2024

Budget

$3,375,166.82

Grant funding for this project has been received from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). 

The Ontario Community Infrastructure Find (OCIF) provides funding to help small, rural and northern communities renew and rehabilitate critical infrastructure. Through OCIF, Ontario will provide $400 million to 425 communities across the province in 2024. To learn more, click here. 

Through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the federal government is investing more than $33 billion in public infrastructure projects across the country to help build stronger communities, grow our economy and deliver for Canadians. To learn more about ICIP, click here. 

Contact

Joel Saunders

Project Manager, Infrastructure
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519-538-1060 extension 1319 | jsaunders@meaford.ca

Resources

Click here to view the Notice of Preliminary Engineering Site Work

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