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he City of Kitchener has awarded Regional Sewer and Water the contract for reconstruction work on Greenfield Avenue (Carrol St. to Traynor Ave.) and Traynor Ave (Greenfield Ave. to Connaught). Construction is scheduled to start on/or about April 10, 2022 with an anticipated completion on/or about September 30, 2022.
The City of Kitchener has retained an Engineering Consultant to act as Project Manager for this project and they should be your first point of contact should you have any questions, concerns or require special access to your residence during construction. Their contact information can be found in the contact list provided at the end of this letter. However, as the City Project Manager I remain a key point of contact; my contact information has been provided in the contact list. A Construction Inspector will be on site daily while the contractor is working. Should you have any questions or concerns while the work is in progress, the Construction Inspector can be identified by the white hardhat and can be approached at any time or contacted using the number provided in the contact list. Should you experience an after-hours emergency, please contact the 24-hour Contact Centre at 519-741-2345.
The Contractor will start the project with the setup of their temporary watermain and by completing the pre-condition survey.
Pre-Condition Survey of Structures
On heavy construction projects, it is the City of Kitchener’s standard practice to offer to inspect any buildings that might be affected by construction activities before construction starts. If during or after construction residents/tenants experience any concerns with their property, the information from the pre-construction survey will prove very helpful in quickly and accurately resolving any claims, should they arise.
The pre-condition survey will be conducted by Englobe (DST) and if they haven’t already, they will be contacting you within the next few days to arrange for this survey if your address is within the reconstruction limit. This survey includes an inspection of the interior and exterior of each property to document the existing condition prior to construction. In large high-rise apartment buildings the ground floor area will be inspected, but the individual apartment units above will not be inspected.
We appreciate that some tenants/residents may not want a pre-condition survey of their home and we would like to stress that you are under no obligation to do so. Should this be the case, please advise the representative when they call.
You will likely feel some vibrations during the routine operation of construction equipment; however, studies have shown that these vibrations are much less severe than the vibration level likely to cause
structural damage. We do recommend that you remove light, fragile or delicate objects from shelves when construction activity is taking place adjacent to your property.
Should you experience any problems during construction, please contact me immediately and I’ll address or direct your concern to the contractor if needed. If immediate action is needed, such as an issue with your services and City Staff or Representatives are not immediately available, you are welcome to contact the contractor directly.
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As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide exceptional service, staff has scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on the streets listed.
These improvements are scheduled to begin, on or about, April 18, 2022, with an estimated completion date on or about October 28, 2022. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected. The project will be completed in two phases in 2022. More details on the phasing will be provided at a later date.
The specific improvements scheduled for Greenfield Avenue and Traynor Avenue are:
Upgrade the existing sanitary sewer and water mains
- Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line
- Install new curb and gutter on Greenfield Avenue and replace existing curb and gutter on Traynor Avenue
- Replace sidewalks on both streets
- Upgrade the asphalt roadway
- Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete
These improvements are being done to upgrade the existing, deteriorated underground services and above-ground surface features, in order to prevent future system failure. The project will be funded through utility user fees and will not result in a direct charge to the homeowner.
In order to carry out these improvements, it will be necessary to close these streets to through traffic while they are under construction. Prior to any road closure, signs will be posted on the approaching streets advising motorists of the date and the duration of the closure.
Pedestrian access will be maintained to all properties at all times and vehicular access to all properties within the construction area will be maintained for as long as possible. On-street parking permits, which will allow parking on adjacent side streets, will be hand-delivered to affected homes before vehicular access is cut off.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will be undertaking virtual consultation through the City’s website. Presentation materials outlining project details have been posted for viewing for all members of the public including owners and residents that will be directly affected by the proposed improvements. Please visit https://www.kitchener.ca/en/development-and-construction/infrastructure-projects.aspx and look under the "Greenfield Avenue and Traynor Avenue Reconstruction Project" section for more information.
Before construction starts, a survey of the existing homes and businesses will be undertaken to determine the condition of the buildings in the construction area. The selected consulting firm will contact you directly to arrange for a voluntary inspection of the exterior and interior of your building. This inspection is done to protect the property owner.